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Aug 9th, 2014, 20:42 PM  
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Can you eat healthily on a low income?

I find it so frustrating trying to buy healthy food when I am having to manage on a low income. The obvious example is fruit, we all like fruit but like to vary what we have each week, its far cheaper to buy bad choices like crisps and biscuits. I live in a rural area so have to rely on supermarkets rather than being able to buy fresh fruit and veg from a market. Has anyone any ideas?
Aug 11th, 2014, 17:12 PM  
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Hi Helly

Welcome to Social Slimmers!

Do you have a local fruit & veg shop and or market? Maybe have a look around and compare some prices, I have friends who say they are cheaper than super market but I don't have one handy to where I live. Also they sometimes do fruit and veg boxes

Lidl can be very good for veg offers not forgetting Aldi's weekly super six:

Also to add I do buy frozen steam veg and sometimes frozen fruit for puddings
Aug 21st, 2014, 14:23 PM  
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I usually shop at Asda and they usually have great discounts on berries and other fruit. I also find it cheaper to snack on veg like carrots chopped into sticks and red or yellow peppers (3 for a £1 at the moment).

I would highly recommend making soups. They are cheap and tasty and make you feel full (without eating lots of calories).
Apr 9th, 2022, 06:56 AM  
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You cannot eat healthy on a low income but you can plan your own healthy diet, growing vegetables, and fruits in your own garden.
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