*UPDATED with FOURTH menu plan!!
I kind of feel like I've been on a mission lately to prove to healthy eating can be completely affordable. When I started Beach Body, I was a little concerned about the price of Shakeology as well as the cost of certain “healthy” foods.
Yes it's true that shakeology can cost a pretty penny. PB powder (which tastes awesome in shakes) and other items also cost a bit more. However you have to compare that with the cost of the habits you are giving up.
For example, I used to drink up to 10 bottles of Gatorade a week! That's minimally $40 a month! Now that I drink iced herbal tea, the cost is more like $12 a month for tea bags.
You also have to consider that there are several other ways that you can save on grocery bills as a whole, thus freeing up more of your budget for specific healthy grocery items that you enjoy. Here are some great resources:
- 7 Frugal Grocery Shopping Habits
- How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half
- Organize Grocery Shopping and Menu Planning
- 15 Ways to Save Money by Menu Planning
If you are fortunate enough to have a grocery outlet in your area, use it! 50-70% savings can easily be found simply by going out of your way once or twice a month. aldi is a grocery outlet chain that can be found in many places of the country. Find out if there is a location near you HERE.
A fantastic fellow Beachbody coach has come up with some amazing 21 Day Fix weekly meal plans with complete shopping lists made up of groceries purchased at ALDI . Try one of these plans one time and you will be convinced that clean eating and completely affordable and delicious!
More ALDI resources:
- Weekly ALDI Clean Eating Meal Plan (BONUS Plan)
- Grocery Store Tour and Insider Secrets
- What $10 Buys You at ALDI
- What $20 Buys You at ALDI
- ALDI Price Comparison (to Walmart and Cub Foods)