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Is It Really Possible To Eat Healthy Without Spending A Lot Of Money? This Professional Chef Thinks So, And Here Are Their Tips For How You Can Do This

Next, fruits and vegetables. Onions, potatoes, and tomatoes are exceptionally versatile in the kitchen, and are worth stocking up on.

One hack you probably haven’t heard of though is shopping for frozen fruits and vegetables.

“Grab that bag of frozen berries or peas and throw ‘em in anything that warrants it,” Aichliss explained.

“Technology for frozen produce has improved dramatically in the last few decades, and we should capitalize on that.”

Meat is the fourth category, and this chef recommends buying cuts of meat that are minimally processed for maximum savings.

“Whole chickens, meat on the bone, and ground meats are your best friends,” Aichliss said.

“Go to butcher shops, if you can. Freezing meat is fine, but try to avoid buying pre-made frozen protein options. Get raw product and do the work yourself to save a LOT of cash and get better food out of it.”

“MEAT IS A LUXURY, NOT AN ESSENTIAL. I say this because in modern western culture eating meat everyday is seen as normal. This is an oddity when we examine all of human history, and this notion should be abandoned if we’re trying to live more affordably.”

“Meat is grossly overrepresented in most diets, and you should always ask if you could cut your portion of meat down in exchange for more vegetables and grains.”

As for “everything else?” Aichliss pointed out that ramen, junk food, and TV dinners are, yes, cheap, but not good for you at all.

Alcohol and cheese are luxury products according to Aichliss, and as for coffee? Sure, it is a luxury too if you buy it out at a store, so this chef suggests learning how to make your favorite coffee drink in the comfort of your home since it’s much more affordable.

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