We asked Tonic Weight Loss Surgery Specialist Dietitian, Gary Young, what should be on your shopping list!
Buy frozen vegetables. Just as nutritious as fresh and can last a further 8 months – less waste and less pennies!
Buy beans and pulses such as lentils and peas to create hearty low fat, cheap main meals. They are a source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals and they count towards your recommended five fruit and vegetables per day.
Buy large packets of rice and pasta to save money, avoid the white starchy typesand grab a bag of heather alternatives such as brown rice, couscous, Quinoa and wholemeal pasta. Another way to make a tasty fresh pasta alternative is to shred vegetables like courgettes and squash with a fine peeler until it resembles spaghetti.
Buy tinned tomatoes for a sauce base, avoid buying jars and packets of ready made, pour over sauces which contain excessive amounts of fat, sugar and salt. Get creative with your herbs and spices to create your own healthy sauces. To save time and money cook larger batches and freeze for later in the week.
Buy tinned fruit in fruit juice – no preparation needed to get that sweet fix and also counts towards your recommended five fruit and vegetables per day!
https://www.tonicweightlosssurgery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/5-Tips-Healthy-eating-on-a-budget.jpg610610ginaburns/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/TONIC-WEIGHTLOSS.pngginaburns2016-08-28 16:29:292016-09-06 13:30:225 Tips: Healthy Eating on a Budget
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our site functions. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website.
Google Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
If you do not want that we track your visist to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.