Eating Healthy and Sticking to My Budget


Dr. Rodgers notes that healthy meals don't need to be expensive, and shares tips for eating healthy on a budget.

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Eating healthy can help you keep your New Year's resolution to lose weight and keep it off. And, healthy meals don't need to be expensive.

Hi, I'm Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

How can you eat healthy on a budget? One way is to plan ahead and prepare meals and snacks for the week. Another is to buy groceries when you are not hungry or in a rush. Also, make meals like stews and casseroles that stretch costly food items.

You can get more information at the USDA What's Cooking website. Search for low-cost recipes by ingredient, style, and type of dish. You'll find info on calories, cost, and recipe ratings. Plus, you can create and print your own cookbook.

For the link to the USDA's What's Cooking website and more, follow us on Twitter @HealthyMoments. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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