5 ways to make healthy eating more cost-effective

That store loyalty card doesn't mean you have to remain loyal for every purchase you make. One of the ways I save the most money is by grabbing my deals from various places throughout the month.

Once a month I'll head to Costco for my bulk organic purchases, once a week I'll pick up my produce basket from the co-op, and I'll stop randomly throughout the month at my other grocery stores for sale specials.

5. If time is an issue, work with some friends/family locally to do some batch/freezer cooking.
Once a month, you can all come together to cook your meals for the entire month. You'd be surprised how many meals you could knock out in a single day. Then your time is freed up, and you're less likely to spend money on more expensive processed foods or eating out.

Do you already do some or all of these? What are some of your tips for making healthy foods more budget-friendly?

Crystal Collins, a Savings.com DealPro, is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at   NaturalThrifty.com.

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