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How to Feed Your Family Healthy Food on a Budget

*Catherine Alford is a sponsored partner compensated by OneMain.

Want your family to eat healthy but worried about the high costs of Grade A meats and organic produce? If you're not careful, “high quality food” could also mean “expensive diet.” The good news is there is a way to eat quality food and still stay within a budget.

In this video, sponsored partner and family-finance expert Catherine Alford shows us how to head to the grocery store with a plan, shop the sales and stick to the list.

See video transcript...

So, I have two kids.

They're twins...but they're nothing alike.

One of them will eat absolutely anything. Cheese sticks...check! Quesadillas...check! Lobster soup? Sure, why not!

My other child thinks Goldfish are a major food group.

So, like many moms, I worry about them eating a healthy and balanced diet. And I want to buy them high-quality food too. Unfortunately, "high quality food" can be expensive for a young family's budget.

But, over the years, I've found a few ways to buy it affordably.

1. My top tip is to meal plan.

Forget the days of throwing random things in your cart. Meal planning is everything when it comes to your budget.

If you know exactly what you're going to eat during the week, you can cut out th excess, which makes it easier to afford higher quality food.

2. My next tip is to shop from your store's weekly flyer.

Open the flyer and make your meal plan based on the sales offered that week.

3. My last tip is to be flexible.

Buy different cuts of meat depending on what's on sale. Try out a new type of fruit if it costs less.

Really, as long as you have a plan when you head to the grocery store, shop the sales, and stick to your list, you'll be surprised at how much money you can save, which can then give you more money in your budget to buy healtier, higher-quality food week after week.

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