Can you eat healthy on a budget? That’s a real question now, because inflation and supply chain problems are making shopping more expensive. The good news is that nutritious and delicious food does not have to break the bank. If you spend wisely, reduce waste and know how to shop in the right places in Singapore, you will be amazed how cheap it can be for your family to eat well.
Start with the basics. If you shop at supermarkets, look at the supermarket’s own home brand foods. They’re often packed in the same facilities as branded goods, but they’re cheaper. And are you eating meat or seafood almost every day? Try eating more vegetable protein like tofu, nuts, beans, and peas. For example lentils, finely chopped mushrooms, shredded water chestnuts and grated carrots can bulk out minced meat dishes and make a great filling for dumplings.
Adding more chunky vegetables to a curry can make the meat and gravy go further. Canned or dried peas, lentils and beans are a cheap and nutritious base for a meal. Buying less meat is good for your budget – and it also helps your family’s health because you are all eating ess saturated fat. Which is great… but now let’s look at some other surprisng ways to save money on food shopping;
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