Though it might seem like it costs more to eat healthy, Kandora says forethought and meal planning can actually help families eat healthier while lowering costs.
“It all starts with developing a plan even before you head to the grocery store,” she says. “Without a grocery list in hand, it’s easy to impulse buy, choose unhealthy items or forget things, resulting in another trip later on.
“Instead, plan a week’s worth of meals and make a list of what you’ll need. That can help reduce the number of trips you need to make, which saves both time and expense and help you eat healthier.”