Whole30 on a Budget!
Guest post from Sara of SK Bell: If you hang around the internet much, it seems that people everywhere are attempting the a Whole30 challenge and seeing amazing results. Clearer skin, better sleep, reversal of serious health issues, eliminating expensive medications… and in many cases, impressive weight loss. Whole30 has so many amazing benefits… why wouldn’t you want to try it? (Aside from the whole giving-up-your-favorite-junk-food thing!) Well, it’s expensive. Like, really expensive. I’m currently enjoying my third Whole30 attempt (the first two were failures, but we don’t have to talk about that…) and I feel like I’ve got a pretty good handle on the financial side of things this time around. Here are a few of my tips to do a Whole30 on a budget: 1. Plan ahead. This one speaks for itself but is incredibly important. Go to the store knowing what you’re going to prepare each night. 2. Price shop. With three children under four years old, hitting more than one grocery store is a little bit frustrating. I’ve given this up and picked it back up more times than I can count! Sometimes the time isn’t worth it to me, but I have to admit that buying my groceries from two or three different stores tends to make a world of difference price-wise. When I opt not to shop at more than one store, I try to keep my grocery list somewhat flexible so I can price shop inside the store. If a cut of stew meat on clearance costs less than the ground beef I had planned to buy, I’m probably the lady in the corner re-writing a portion of my list while sighing “no, we’re not buying that today. Please put that back.” 3. Remember the Dirty Dozen. In a perfect world, your Whole30 would include all-organic, cage-free, free-range, grass-fed, and maybe even homegrown. I say do as much of that as you...Read the full article here