Families priced out of a healthy diet?

Here’s some ideas from a couple of years ago. It’s not easy but it’s certainly not impossible to eat healthily on a budget.

Frugal Queen

Hello Dear Reader,

I was contacted by a magazine who wanted my ten pence worth on how to eat healthily on a small diet. Families on a small budget make difficult choices every day, I would hope one of those would be to not get into any debt, sort out the debt they have by seeking advice from Step Change or Christians against poverty and setting a realistic and sustainable budget which includes a weekly amount for food. Invariably, this won’t be very much, nor very exciting but you can eat healthily.

I was asked to share ways that people could eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day on a budget and this is more or less what I said.

We’ve always added pulses to our diet; they are not just for vegans. We buy pulses in large quantities and use them throughout the year. Simply follow the…

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