Eating clean allows more room in the grocery budget to afford diapers, wipes, and baby formula. Those 3 things are super expensive even if we purchase the generic brands (we have two kids in diapers, yikes!). Limiting the amount of processed foods has helped to generate more room in the budget for these items.
- I purchase fresh produce when it is in season and purchase frozen produce when it is not.
- I always check the discounted meat section first for any great deals.
- I limit the processed foods I buy to: pita chips/tortilla chips, cereal, Goldfish/graham crackers, noodles, and non-dairy creamer.
- I use coupons – from the Sunday paper, printed from Swagbucks (I earn 10 Swagbucks for each one that is redeemed!), and coupons uploaded onto my Kroger Plus card.
Wondering what kinds of meals you can make with clean eating? Here are a few of my favorite clean eating recipes:
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Ultimate Blueberry Muffins with Oat Streusel
Budget Friendly Greek Chicken Nachos
Chicken and Rice Broccoli Bake
Spicy Kale Chips
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