So I saw a comment on a photo yesterday which really bugged me - it was something along the lines of “privileged people are so clueless…they don’t know that healthy eating isn’t possible on a budget.”
Well…I just bought this bag of 8 carrots for 36p (thats 56 cents) and that is going to suit me as one of my snacks for the next 4 days.
Where I shop, bananas are less than half the price of a chocolate bar. A bag of oats with 20 servings in it costs 75p. Buying dry pasta, sauce and fresh vegetables is wayy cheaper than a ready meal.
Living on a budget, I also can’t afford to spend £1.50 on one whole foods bar every day but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be healthy. Don’t be one of those people, use your common sense! Browse through supermarket shelves and your receipts to educate yourself on what foods are and are not cheap. And my ask is always open if you need advice! :)
My pizza! Homemade base topped with tomato puree, olives, red onion, sunflower seeds, sliced babybel cheese, black pepper and rocket. Tasty, cheap, healthy, quick and requires no oil!
To make: Combine 70g flour, 1/4tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt and enough water to make a dough that comes together without being too sticky. Knead a bit then leave under a wet towel for 15min. Roll out, place on a baking tray, add toppings and put under the grill for a few minutes - it’s really that simple! (I left the rocket until last)
Mine was about 420 calories for the whole thing (the picture shows about half), but without sunflower seeds would be a lot less. The base was dough-y which I looove - but if you prefer it more crispy then cook the base separately for a bit first.