Shopping at Whole Foods on a budget was an exercise in moderation. I had to avoid special products, sweets, soft drinks and meat. And I was more than able to eat nutritionally, filling my meals with plants, grains and some dairy products. The biggest trick to saving time and money was to reuse parts of a meal, such as salad or rice, to include in lunches and dinners for the next few days.
I didn't have to sit down and chop onions again, and I could also use leftover ingredients, such as canned tomatoes, in different ways. It's easier to buy items in bulk when you have a detailed meal plan, helping to save money in the long run. Having the option of pre-planned meals also makes frozen food or greasy take-out food much less tempting. Eating healthy isn't as overwhelming as it sounds.
But next time, I'll probably leave room for dessert. Linguini recipe with spinach sauce, artichokes and red lentils. Amazon announced its intention to make organic food and high-quality natural products an affordable option after the purchase of Whole Foods is finalized, according to a press release.