Home Archives Eating Healthy On A BudgetBlack Hills Parent Magazine·April 30, 2013ArchivesArticlesHealth & Wellness Need a few tips for eating healthy on a budget? Try some of these ideas. Buy in bulk. Separate then freeze and/or refrigerate portions for your family. Don’t overeat! Portion sizes in America overall are just too large. Take lunches to work and/or pack lunches for the kids. Make your own salad dressings using olive oil, vinegar and/or nonfat yogurt and your favorite herbs and spices. Replace white pasta noodles with the whole grain or higher protein versions. Cut down on juices, sodas or other forms of processed hydration. Stay with fresh water. Flavor with a squeeze of fresh lemon, lime or orange for variation. Eliminate junk and processed foods. Excess sodium and sugar encourage over consumption and they are void of healthy nutrition. Plan your grocery trips out. This will eliminate impulse buying, as will not shopping while you are hungry. Use a filter for water versus buying plastic bottles.