Eating healthy does not have to be expensive although I know how frustrating it can be to get a burger for $1 at McDonalds but a salad cost you $7.  Just think of all the processed meat in that burger!  You could start a garden and grow your own produce. Sure that is time consuming, but at least you know where it came from and that their are no pesticides on your plants.  We can every year and it is so worth it in the end.  What your garden produces you can use all year around.  If you must purchase your produce and fruit from the store buy frozen fruits and vegetables they stay fresh longer.  Also buy in bulk and freeze what you won’t eat in the next couple of days.  We purchase meat bundles and split it up and freeze what we will not eat right away.  Meal planning I can not stress enough.  Plan out your week and it will save you time and money by not running to the store every time you forget an ingredient.  I always shop the deals too look at what is on sale at the time and if you eat a lot of it stock up.  Coupons are the way to go as well.  They add up savings quick.  Yeah it’s a headache searching for them, cutting them out, and then going through them in the store, but if they save you money hey why not?  Left overs are free game too so eat them up and don’t waist them.  We have a “leftovers” night once a week to eat up what is in the fridge.  You don’t have to spend a ton of money to eat healthy.  I’m not saying go out and buy a cow or have a huge garden planted today, but just some tips to help you save money on a budget like I do everyday.  Hope this helps.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments.  Be sure and check out our recipes tab!  We have a lot of great and easy recipes in there.  Happy August everyone!