For some reason, there is a misconception that in order to eat healthy you have to spend tons of money and buy everything organic.  This is far from the truth.  In fact, I teach my clients and live my life “eating clean”, which means eating foods closest to their natural state.

What that looks like is consuming:

Fresh Fish

Lean Meats

Healthy Fats – avocados, olive oil, nuts and seeds

Fresh and frozen veggies (I eat them all:)


Fresh and frozen fruit


Basically, I know where the above items come from and therefore, I know what I’m putting into my body.

Things I buy that have a shelf life are: 

Canned beans

Raw nuts

Canned wild tuna and salmon



Plain oatmeal

Sprouted bread

Nut Butter

Plant-based protein powder

Brown rice

But the majority of my shopping consists of fresh foods.

A few quick tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget: 

Local Farmer’s Markets: Hit up farmers markets to support your local farmers and get fresh, quality produce without the scary pesticides and chemicals to keep produce fresh while in transit. Also, buy your nuts and spices here as well! (I also like to buy myself from beautiful flowers while I’m at it;)

Buy These Organic: Berries, especially strawberries-the seeds are on the outside, spinach and apples organics – if this is all you can buy, buy those! Forgo spending the extra money on organic produce with skins, because you can peel those off, such as avocado, bananas, mango, pineapple, oranges and grapefruit.

Trader Joe’s: Great place to buy organic frozen or fresh produce for less than your local grocery.

Also, stock up on canned beans, soups and more.

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Radiantly Yours,