On this episode of the Healthy Family Project Podcast, Jackie Vega returns to share tons of dietitian tips to shop healthy on a budget. Families are feeling the rising cost of food and these tips cover lots of ground from shopping your pantry and taking advantage of sales to repurposing leftovers and maximizing your refrigerator space to reduce food waste.

Healthy Family Project Podcast Episode 78

It’s hard to ignore the rising costs of food, gas, and basic household items. Families are feeling the burden of inflation especially when it comes to grocery bills. Jackie Vega joined us to share tons of money-saving tips, dinner hacks, how to repurpose leftovers and tips for shopping your pantry.

As a dietitian, Jackie works with tons of clients who are looking to add more nutritious meals to their rotations while having to keep budget top of mind. She’s helped hundreds of families find that sweet spot that allows them to stay within their monthly allotted budget for food without sacrificing nutritious ingredients.

Healthy Family Project Episode 78

These how to shop healthy on a budget tips shared during this episode can go a long to maximizing your monthly budget while still enjoying your family’s favorite dinners and ingredients. Jackie shared a lot of hacks that also cut down on food waste, ultimately saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint. 

Shop healthy on a budget

Jackie and Amanda also shared some key fridge organization tips. While a stocked refrigerator might look nice and seem ideal, it’s so easy to forget about leftovers or neglect your produce bin and end up with lots of food waste. With a few tweaks to your shopping habits, easy adjustments to your menu and making saving a team effort, there’s lots you can do to make the most of your grocery haul and cut your grocery bill. 

About Our Guest, Jackie Vega

Jackie is a registered dietitian, ACE-certified personal trainer, wife, and mom of two. She is the founder of the Wellness Solution where she offers guidance to her clients on all things health and fitness.

Jackie recently launched the Busy Moms Kitchen podcast where she invites you into her kitchen to listen in on conversations about life as busy moms, reaching health and fitness goals and other things that only you and your girlfriends will understand.

Listen to Dietitian Tips to Shop Healthy on a Budget

What We Cover:

Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See timestamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through to get all the great tips and tricks!

  • 2:25 welcome back, Jackie!
  • 4:57 how to save on your grocery bill 
  • 7:57 Jackie’s top 3 ideas for cutting food costs
  • 16:50 Refrigerator organization tips
  • 19:21 How to maximize your budget  
  • 21:26 how to make saving a family effort 
  • 23:27 how to think in bulk
  • 26:02 Meal planning 
  • 28:26 themed dinner nights 
  • 33:16 loyalty programs 

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