While fresh produce and lean meats can be costly, you can definitely still eat well on a budget with a few of Joy's strategies:
*Buy fresh produce that's in seasonthey're the items likely to be on sale or at the best price. (Winter = Citrus, Spring = Asparagus, Summer = Blueberries, Fall = Apples).
*Stock up on pantry items with a long shelf life when they’re on sale like canned beans, whole grain pasta, frozen vegetables, and cereals.
*Don't be tricked into buying expensive health foods with fancy added ingredients like green tea extracts, exotic fruits (pomegranate, acai, and goji berry), omega-3s, added fiber, etc. For most of these products, the health benefits of the added ingredients have not even been studied, let alone proven.