Budget Friendly Eating, VA Crystal Lake

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COVID-19 has made grocery shopping complicated. People are encouraged to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and many are stocking up on food to avoid grocery shopping as often. Visiting Angels Crystal Lake discusses some tips for eating healthy on a budget while the pandemic continues to impact grocery shopping. 

For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you should consider buying food that has a long shelf life. Though food with the longest shelf life is often canned, that does not mean that you have to limit your daily meals to canned food. Visiting Angels Crystal Lake gives some great examples of budget friendly food you can buy.  

For breakfast you can consider buying oatmeal, eggs, and cereal. However, cereal usually runs out quickly so you should keep that in mind when buying. For lunch tuna and brown rice are two extremely healthy food options that also have a long shelf life. You can wrap your tuna in lettuce or make a tuna sandwich if you have bread. Lastly, for dinner you can make meat stretch a long way if you get creative. Let us say that you buy chicken breast. With chicken, you can make a chicken salad, stir fry, and chicken soup. So, getting creative with your food is also a great way to stay within your budget. 

For more information, you may visit Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget