There was a time in my life when I had to learn how to stretch my dollar. At that point I didn't realize that experience was going to let me assist you right now. Funny how life works. This is what I did:
Create a budget. First month save all your grocery and other food receipts or write costs in a small notebook for one month. This will give you an idea of how much you spend on food each month. Set your budget.
Create a shopping list so you stay focused in the store and avoid getting distracted by foods you really do not need.
Skip buying the processed, packaged, frozen foods. Make your own crackers, chips and home-made meals you can freeze.
Avoid eating out, make food at home or bring snacks from home when you are out. This one really helped me save. I noticed that my self and others would go out and eat even though there was plenty enough food to make a whole-some meal at home. Okay if you really enjoy eating outside of home, cut back to 1x/month or spli...
Ditch foods like processed sweets, chips and fast food that only give you minor stress relief, it's not working, it only causes you more stress in the long run.
Go against your old food choices.
Embrace a new way of living. Honor your temple, feed it well with foods that calm your mind and bring vitality to your being,
1. Broccoli is packed with the vitamin folic acid which aids in stress reduction. Add broccoli in a stir-fry, soup, pesto, or roast in the oven for a side dish.
2. Drink warm water or chamomile tea. Warm drinks calms the nerves. Drink at work, before or after meals. Chamomile tea also aids in digestion.
3. Oranges are packed with high amounts of vitamin C and as you break the skin of the orange breathe in the citrus aroma. Citrus scents are known to uplift and calm the mind. Have it as a snack or squeeze fresh juice in the morning. Start the day off happy! :D
4. Celery juice with lime. Celery is a natural anti-depressant because it contains vitamin b-6 (folic acid...