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Eat Better America by General Mills is on a mission to help people to an active role in living a healthier lifestyle.   With couponing I hear a lot of folks say “only unhealthy items have coupons” or “the things we eat don’t have savings”.  Now you’ll have no excuses, this is your chance to get awesome tips and ideas to use products in healthy ways.  They are not only giving out free tips though they are also giving huge prizes like a $1500 grocery giveaway!!  That ought to make healthy eating more affordable!

To get in on all the fun:

  • Register on their site and become “healthified” for a chance to win a $1500 grocery sweepstakes.
  • “Like” them on Facebook for extra tips and healthy recipes
  • Follow them on Twitter

One winner will get $1500 but they also have (90) runner up winners who will get $100 gift cards.
Everyone who enters will get a free starter kit download and great recipes!

Giveaway Now

To encourage you to sign up General Mills is giving 4 Southern Savers readers a $25 grocery gift card today!  This will be $25 to spend at the store of your choice.

To enter, you have two options/chances:

1.) Become healthified and then leave a comment below saying you are registered.
2.) Leave another comment with an idea you have on ways to eat healthy on a small budget!

    • reissigcoupons

      I'm registered! :)

    • JessieP

      I'm registered too!

    • Beverly

      Healthified! (and registered)

    • wjtrexler

      I'm registered and I do want to feed my family healthier so I'm excited about this giveaway!

      thanks for all you do for us.

    • Veronica

      I'm registered, too. Thank you!

    • Lynn

      I registered and pledged to eat more fresh veggies. Summer is the perfect time to renew my pledge to increase fruit and vegetable servings.

    • Beverly

      For cheaper, healthy eats I buy in season fruits/veggies and pack my lunch every day!

    • JessieP

      Oh and for my healthy tip on a small budget…. Put a couple of tomato plant on your back porch. Tomatoes are sooooo expensive and I also like to make pasta sauce with “mashed” tomatoes. Just as a couple of your favorite spice and BAM a sauce with no preservatives (think no MSG).

    • dharoon

      I registered and pledged to add MORE vegetables to our family's diet.

    • dianecatherine

      I'm registered! We eat in season fruits/veggies and we eat leftovers!

    • jess

      grow a garden!

    • I registered!

    • courtney1clarke

      I'm registered and pledged to drink more water.

    • em

      I am now registered!

    • Karla

      I am healthified!

    • JP1028

      I registered and pledged to eat reasonable portion sizes for dinner!

    • taras26

      I registered to get healthified!
      Thanks

    • Lynn

      My tip for healthy eating on a budget – cook from scratch! You can control so much of what goes into your food that way. And cooking from scratch allows for cheaper ingredients, especially if you follow the sales and coupons with sites like Southern Savers:).

    • chuchubi

      i am registered too

    • bdvcarter

      I am healthified!

    • Stacie

      I registered and would love a grocery gift card!

    • mshelld

      I registered. My advice is to grow a vegetable garden. It's educational for the kids, super healthy for the family, and way less expensive. Happy gardening.

    • Karla

      Eat healthy on a budget by using Southern Savers to buy frozen veggies at close to FREE!

    • em

      My Publix takes Walgreens RR. So I use those to decrease my out of pocket on fresh fruits and vegetables.

    • Anonymous

      We have salad night for dinner once a week. I use leftover chicken,beef or pork to add to the greens. I also add as many vegtables that I can get away with! It can be Mexican, oriental or even bar-b-que salad. Everyone loves it.
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    • Rachel

      I'm registered!

      I focus on buying pantry staples with coupons rather than ready-made foods. That way I can do more cooking from scratch.

    • candice7sc

      I am registered. My family has been eating better for years. We try to limit the amount of processed food that we eat.

    • jodielynn

      I registered and pledged to eat more fiber in my daily diet.

    • mommydub

      I am registered!

    • crissyk

      I am now registered. thanks

    • jen2298

      I am registered

    • CouponFreak

      I registered and pledged to take the time to cook healthier foods…more veggies, less sugar!

    • sush

      i am registered and pledged to cook more regularly.. hope i will get the grand prize

    • denise vick

      i am registered. limiting fried foods.

    • Mary T

      I registered!

    • Maligirl

      I am registered to become “healthified.”

    • DebNaz

      Keep it simple is my tip for a healthy and budget friendly diet. Using onion and garlic instead of salt is a great way to give food flavor. Plan your meals around the fresh vegetables on sale, leave of the sauce and load your freezer up when meats are on sale. If you cannot have your own garden befriend someone who does…they always have a surplus that they hate to see go to waste. I just did! :)

    • mommydub

      There are two ways my family and I try to eat healthy on a small budget. First, we always make sure we buy the frozen vegetables that are free or almost free after coupons. Another way is to get as many of the free items as we can, so even if we have to pay a little more than we would like for fresh vegetables, we still come out under budget!

    • Claire

      I registered!

    • cometbyrd

      I tired to become healthified, but it kept having problems updating my info. So how I stay healthy is to exercise 3 days a week.

    • Meghan

      All registered with becoming healthified.

    • Maligirl

      Buying fruit and vegetables from local vendors saves money. I buy our fruit and vegetables from our local flea market at much lower prices than I can get them from the grocery store.

    • ireneY

      registered!

    • Claire

      I try to buy basic food items and staples at low prices and cook from scratch so I know exactly what is in my food!

    • Meghan

      We have always had a small budget and try to eat as healthy as possible. We stock up on chicken when it's a really good sale. Also, I shop at whichever store has the best produce prices for the week.

    • Mary T

      Smaller portions and less processed foods. Instead of buying a processed chicken dinner ready for the oven, I buy chicken breasts on cheapo sale and put them in a gallon freezer bag with a marinade. When I thaw them in the fridge later, they marinate as they thaw and are ready for baking or grilling!

    • CPancake

      Registered!

    • ireneY

      replace olive or canola oil with butter in recipes and shop at farmers market for fruits and vegetables.

    • figjen210

      I registered! We plant our own garden! Really fun and inexpensive!

    • skelton2010

      I have registered and I'm looking forward to getting more motivation to eat more healthy foods. Thank you for doing this!

    • CPancake

      We have salad and baked potato night once a week. It's delicious and saves a ton of money on meat! We go easy on the sour cream and other toppings!

    • jen2298

      My family has planted a garden with a lot of different vegetables. We also buy fruits and vegetables from our local farmers market or local farm.

    • mschlich

      I'm healthified!

    • lindseygerdes

      I have registered!!! Thanks!

    • ChristyMy

      I have registered! Thanks!

    • TrishB_FL

      Registered!

    • Kathryn

      I'm healthified and can't wait to try these yummy recipes!

    • meghan

      I am registered. We buy our produce from local growers and farmers markets. Much less expensive and usually tastier!

    • Mholmes

      I am registered to be “Healthified”

    • Mholmes

      One way that I have been able to serve healthier food is to use frozen vegetables when fresh vegetables are not in the budget!

    • Sarah

      We have been making “green smoothies” a lot lately to get in more greens. I just put a handful of spinach that I buy in bulk of costco into the smoothies.

    • McKenzie

      I registered.

    • shawn_w

      I'm registered.

    • TrishB_FL

      My tip for eating healthy on a small budget is prepare fresh foods that are not only loaded with nutrients, but minimize the amount of meat needed to still put an ample and lavish looking dinner on the table. Examples include stir-fry, homemade soups, swiss steak, etc. Fresh fruit on the side always adds a splash a color as well. Pretty food….bright colors…variety of shapes and textures….just makes everyone wan to dig in!

    • Gina

      I signed up, Thanks

    • I'm healthified!!!

    • Christina

      I am registered!

    • Christina

      Grow a garden for the summer….it saves on produce!

    • shawn_w

      put colorful fruits and veggies in your diet. different colors offer different nutrients, the more color the better. switch'em up when it's on sale to keep variety.

    • I am registered:)

    • heather

      I'm registered.

    • Demaris

      I'm registered

    • Lori Williams

      I registered and became “healthified”!

    • Demaris

      I buy from a local farmers market, produce is cheaper and I know it is fresh.

    • heather

      To save money, you can buy fruits and veggies from the local farmers' market. That way, you're supporting local farmers and can get produce at a very reasonable price!

    • Becca

      Just made my pledge!

    • Becca

      I try to buy produce from local farms and grow a garden during the summer.

    • Lisa

      Just registered!

    • Grow a vegetable garden in the summer, and frozen vegetable in the winter…Farmer's Markets are great too:)

    • kcreviews

      I pledged! More fruits and vegetables for me.

    • Lori Williams

      My suggestion for eating healthier on a small budget is to join a co-op. They are a great way to get fresh fruits and veggies at a reasonable price!!

    • AmandaM1234

      I registered & made my pledge!

    • kschrodt

      i love this!!! just got registered and excited about getting this info out there!!

    • katclyde

      I just registered with Healthifield!

    • music88teach

      just registered.

    • kschrodt

      my fave tip is to replace ice cream with plain yogurt & fresh/frozen fruit. so good with granola on to too!

    • lyndaperry

      I am officially registered:)

    • kcreviews

      We pick berries at a local farm in order to have the freshest fruit in the summer. I freeze them and make smoothies from them all year–very healthy when you put in yogurt and protein and even veggies.

    • Amanda K.

      I registered too!

    • registered

    • Joy

      I pledged to be healthified, by eating more greens, from my garden!!!

    • raise your own veggies

    • imacausey

      I did it, it was easy.

    • Jennifer

      I am registered.

    • Tiffany

      I pledged to eat more fruits and veggies every day!

    • couponingmenser

      I registered with Healthfield. I love to use the slowcooker to make healthy dinners. You can add such great flavor to chicken by letting it cook all day, any my kids love it!

    • Erica

      I'm registered!

    • kristen2002

      Just registered!

    • Jennifer

      Use the overage from items at Publix to lower the cost of fruits and vegetables!

    • SydneyR

      I registered and pledged to cook more dinners at home

    • katclyde

      To eat healthier & save money, my husband & I are going to try to eat out less often. For the most part we eat out when we're socializing with friends. So from now on, we're going to try to plan other activities with friends like bike rides or a day at the beach (free and fun!)

    • Erica

      Growing your own veggies is a great way to save money and have a healthier diet!

    • Mrs. G

      I signed up!

    • Ana Maria S.

      I'm already registered :)

    • I am registered

    • Rebecca_N

      I'm registered!

    • lyndaperry

      We have a good sized garden plot so we invited some of our neighbors to garden with us this year. We gave them a section to garden what they like and we will all share the goodies at harvest time. It has been nice to be able to visit with our neighbors while tending to the garden.

    • I pledged to cook more meals at home in our new house to save money and calories as well as buying a chest freezer to cook and store.

    • Mrs. G

      One tip to eat more fresh fruit and veggies while still on a budget is to shop at local farmer's markets or join a local co-op.

    • I am healthified! :)

    • My idea for eating healthy on a small budget would be to trade with others. If you know someone with a garden, trade shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc for veggies. Lord knows we have an abundance of that.

    • Getting healthy on a budget by growing some veggies in your backyard or even inside if you don't have anywhere to grow outside. You know what is used when you grow them and and you have little cost in them as well.

    • agard

      I am now healthified!!!

    • carolinesurfs

      I registered!

    • Janet L

      Registered!

    • I am registered!! Plant a small garden with strawberries and veggies. Cheap and fresh picked daily.

    • Rebecca_N

      I make sure to keep a nice large bowl of salad replenished in the fridge at all times. Someone always has the fixins on sale and it's a good go-to side instead of pre-packaged or starchy foods.

    • cyndv

      I am registered!!!

    • kayfro

      I feel healthier already :P

    • carolinesurfs

      I'm eating healthy on a small budget by growing my own veggies and fruit! The best part is, I bought most of my plants using coupons :)

    • Amy A.

      I registered and made the pledge!

    • Probably (for us) the easiest way to spend less on healthier foods is to watch our portion sizes. I've found that, if we're eating less, then I have to make less! We also like the Farmer's Market for our fruits & veggies…supports the local community while allowing us to spend less $.

    • Amy E

      I just be came healthified by saying I was going to eat more fruit.

    • Amy A.

      A way to eat healthy on a small budget is to plant a garden!

    • janet5631

      I have become healthified!!!
      Also, to do this, I have planted my own fruits, veggies and herbs in my back yard! We have oranges, bananas, mangos, pineapple, strawberries, watermelons, pumpkins, cucmbers, tomatoes, 3 different lettuces, onions, etc… It's a great way to save money and eat 100% pure and natural foods :)
      If I have to buy anything I dont have I go to a farmers market and buy! It helps local businesses and theirs are all naturally home grown as well!
      CUT OUT CARBS and RED MEAT!!!! This is the best way to become healthier!!! I did it and so far im down 24lbs in a month and I walk an hour a day!
      Did u know u can chop ur own onion up and bag them and freeze them? Just like any other fresh fruits and veggies… I do it all the time and it makes meal time preparation go by real quick! When I buy in the bulk or my garden over produces, I start chopping and bagging and store them for later!
      U can puree fruits and use it in a pie or smoothie, so u dont waste foods!!!
      WIC… They have farmers market checks for families who have kids under 5 and who qualify!!! Their new checks also allow u to purchase fruits n veggies monthly!
      There are so many ways… to save and eat healthier :)

    • erincolleen

      I'm in, too! This is just what I was thinking about last night and this morning — what a “coincidence!” I think I'm being told something… ;-)

    • AmerEagle84

      I pledged to be healthified!

    • reggie55

      What better way to be healthy on a budget than to simply stop purchasing soda??? Drink more water. Period. : )

    • Mom3girls1boy

      I became healthified and registered!

    • kristen2002

      Instead of buying an unhealthy dessert which doesn't fit into my budget, I make a quick parfait out of yogurt and cheerios cereal. My kids absolutely love helping me make it and eat it!

    • Ana Maria S.

      To save money and to eat healthier we eat out less often and also I am always on the lookout for coupons to make stocking up on good for you foods like yogurts & whole grain snacks, cereal, breads, pastas and we also buy most of our fruits & vegetables from farmers markets & our Earth Fare organic store because they are fresh & delicious and reasonably priced.

    • Healthified and loving it!

    • Megan

      registered and pledged to eat more veggies!

    • Marina115

      I just registered and feel healthified already! :)

    • Angela

      I'm registered. I plan to eat at least one piece of fresh fruit every day. Hopefully, this will take the place of an non-nutritious sweet alternative!

    • AmerEagle84

      The way we eat healthy on a budget is to buy all the fixings for a salad and we pre-package 10 salads into huge plastic containers at the beginning of the week. It sure beats having to pay $5-7 per pound at the salad bar! We eat 8 cups of salad for under $2 a salad!

    • cyndv

      My idea for eating healthy on a small budget is to, with a buddy, go to u pic em farms, and pick large qualities of fresh fruit and veggies, then on 1 day cook alot of meals and freeze them. WaLa, budget friendly eating.

    • Amanda

      I am healthified and registered!

    • Alison

      I registered to be come Healthified!

    • mommyloveskids

      Just registered, and the local Farmer's Market will be my new stop for fresh produce!

    • Alison

      We are starting to buy produce from Your Neighborhood Produce…a produce co-op in my area. I hope it will save a ton of money and allow us to eat more fruits and veggies.

    • Amanda

      I try and do freezer meals so that I am not going to the grocery store every day or end up spending money eating out because time gets away from me I can just pull something out!

    • Eating healthy on a small budget? Get rid of fast food quick stops, and instead pack a small cooler of snacks, drinks and lunches from your stock pile! Packing takes the same amount of time as sitting in the drive through… and you can still eat on the go!

    • wickhamlee

      I registered.

    • Melody

      I pledged to eat more fruits and veggies and to teach my children to eat healthier. That way, they won't have to make life style changes. They will already be in the habit of healthy eating!

    • James

      I became healthified and registered

    • Logansmom318

      I have registered and pledged to become healthified. A great way to eat healthier on a budget, as some have already mentioned is to plant a garden. Fruits and vegetables provide so much for us in the way of vitamins and other healthy help. Also if you know anyone that fishes see about tagging along. Fish is a great source for many things that balance our bodies and provide a great source for fighting many diseases. Another great way is to get rid of your frying pan. Baking is just as flavorful and in the end with save you money because you won't be using all the oil butter and other greasy accessories to frying your food. Pretty much everything you can fry is bakeable. Using your charcoal grill is a great way to save money and eat healthier as well grilling gets rid of a lot of grease and fat in or on your food and just like baking, you can grill pretty much anything and it will save on electricity too!

    • Cathy

      I signed up to be healtified. Thanks for doing a great job gathering all of this info….

    • Nat

      I registered to become “healthified.”

    • We are eating healthier by planting our favorite more expensive vegetables in container gardens. Plus, my children are learning!

    • artmommy222

      I registered

    • Carol

      I'm in!

    • Nat

      One way to eat healthier on a budget is to eat smaller portions. Too many people eat too large of portions. Cut the calories, cut the portion size, cut the amount of food you make, cut to amount of money you spend.

    • Carrie

      In season fruits and veggies

    • Tonya

      I've been registered with them for a while

    • artmommy222

      My idea this summer for eating healthy is to subscribe to a local farm co-op.

    • erincolleen

      I pledged to keep more healthy snacks and fewer junks foods around the house — you know how you grab whatever is there — why not grab something good? I got a great deal on yogurt at Publix yesterday and it's summertime now so we'll have all those great summer fruits on sale!

    • mel

      Registered :) There are tons of coupons for organic food now, you just have to watch the sales!

    • thetnwaltz

      I just registered with Eat Healthy America! :o)

    • thetnwaltz

      I pledge to buy fresher vegetables from the local farmer's market.

    • Amy

      I became healthified!

    • I signed up to be healthified!

    • jtecoupon

      I am officially healthified.

      • Jennifer

        I'm healthified, too – couldn't get it to post my comment, so I thought I'd try this!

    • Amy

      Eat healthy on a small budget by shopping at your local farmers market and fruit stands. They have better produce for a better price!

    • cloud9903

      I registered

    • Melanie

      I became healthified!

    • Jennifer Meyer

      I just registered!

    • BarbaraSC

      I am healthified….want to start drinking more water and eat more fruits and veggies!

    • cloud9903

      Always take the time to plan your meals for the week. You will save money and eat healthier.

    • I registered!

    • Melanie

      Use coupons on your basic non-perishables to save money to buy fresh fruits and veggies.

    • kelliepp

      I have been trying to do this with the coupons that I have and there are options that you can choose over cookies etc. I see coupons for sea salt (much better for you), whole wheat pasta etc. I am taking this pledge – I want to eat healthy not only for me, but for my children as well. It does hurt being on a limited budget, but I think that it can be done!

    • I am healthified and registered!

    • courtney_80

      i am registered to healthify my meals!

      • Christi

        ME TOO! I registered.

    • Erin

      I am registered!

    • we go vegetarian a few nights a week. It saves a lot of money on meat- and it's very good for us!

    • jbatch

      I am registered and ready for our family to become more healthified

    • tatumoc

      I AM REGISTERED.

    • jkdbarham

      We are ready to healthify!

    • kaybyrd

      I am registered at 'eat better america'.

    • Erin

      I buy items that give overage to help pay for noncoupon items, like organic milk.

    • tatumoc

      Our family has a garden and herb garden. We find this helps save money in the summer. And we preserve it for winter months.

    • kaybyrd

      I pledged to bring lunches from home to work instead of 'buying' out every day. Good use of leftovers and healthier.

    • Cathy

      I just registered!

    • dyemiola

      I am registered!

    • Karen

      I just registered!

    • Jennifer

      I'm registered!

    • courtney_80

      i save money on quality meats and fresh produce through beer/alcohol rebates. i live in a “no beer purchase required” state and use the rebates to get fresh food for far less than the regular sale savings. for example, this morning i purchased $21 of fresh produce at kroger. i had $7 overage from other coupons that lowered my total and i just submitted a NBPR rebate for $10 (wyb at least $20 of produce). that makes the total cost of my produce only $5!

    • Cathy

      Buy fresh fruits and veggies at the farmers market. It saves money.

    • Jen

      I am registered, and I love food and fitness. My budget is $160.00 a month for my husband and I. I scour the .99 store for fresh produce, and toss vegetables into everything, even oatmeal!

    • Jennifer

      I often use dry beans in recipes – good protein source, and very inexpensive.

    • Katherine

      I just pledged. We have a small garden where we grow our own produce and herbs to cut down on fresh produce costs. It's been great!

    • adhollan

      Registered! I love the spring/summer months so I can buy fresh veggies/fruits from the local farmer's market. I choose a few staple grocery items (like milk) and always try to buy those items in organic.

    • Erin

      I am registered

    • mim

      I am registered

    • sgower

      I pledged to serve at least one veggie with dinner every night. We are a really healthy family that gets regular exercise and we eat tons of fruit. Veggies are so hard to get creative with when you have kids!

    • Amanda

      I registered:)

    • TraciM

      Jenny, I just registered. We also are growing our own vegetables to be more health (and cost) concious.

    • Amanda

      I pledge to try to substitute liter ingredients in the meals that I make.

    • Shawn

      use your frozen veggies you get on sale for the winter months and eat fresh veggies during the summer when on sale.

    • Erin

      A great way to eat healthy and on a budget are to have meatless suppers. Get your protein from other inexpensive sources such as dried beans. Or have other cheap animal protein such as eggs or low sodium canned tuna. If there is a sale on fresh fruits/veggies or meat. Buy as much as you can eat before the fresh spoils, plus as much as you can freeze. This way you are paying the best price for the best quality items.

      • Nighy

        It's funny when hubby says it's diet time. I just laugh because he can't seem to stay away from the ol' meat and potato dinners. But that is something to work on, more meatless suppers, even if it just means once a week. Thanks for a reminder about the other sources of protein.
        Oh yeah bebe, I'm pledging now!

    • smokyhousers

      I'm registered!

    • Nicolia

      I have become healthified!

    • AngelineCM

      I am registered. We always have a small garden every year. This helps cut down on the coast of purchasing a lot of our produce from the supermarket.

    • balta1701

      I registered. A great way for me to both save money and eat healthier has been to replace my lunch with fresh fruit. Usually I can get it quite a bit cheaper than processed foods, and it makes sure I eat a couple servings of fruit per day.

    • DonnaChas

      I just registered — I will wait until my husband gets home so WE can together make a commitment to our eating. I am disabled so he cooks all our meals.

    • 2cutekidsmom

      I have registered for General Mills' “Eat Better America: Be Healthified” campaign.

    • I'm registered!

    • MyBoxoRox

      I registered to become “healthified”. :)

    • ricki

      I made a pledge to eat healthier and get fit! yay!

    • MyBoxoRox

      I just started growing our own veggies in a container garden. This will provide flavorful fresh foods for less moolah!

    • Use any coupon overage to buy fresh fruits/veggies… stock up on frozen fruits and veggies when they are a good stockpile price…. use beans or other proteins as meat substitutes.

    • SSheila

      A great way to eat healthy on a small budget is to purchase in-season fruits and veggies. And buy frozen veggies. They are just about as good as fresh and with couponing, you can get them cheap! I'm about to register to become “healthified” !

    • Kristin625

      I am now “healthified.”

    • Tiffany

      I am registered

    • Kristin625

      You can buy frozen fruits and vegetables. Often you can get an excellent deal like the Cascadian Farms sale recently.

    • Tiffany

      We have planted a garden to help us have vegetables and save money.

    • megan p

      registered!

    • b12mommy

      We started our own little garden!

    • megan p

      We cut a lot of meat out of our diet and sub with beans and lots of fresh veggies from the local farmers market… saves a ton of money and is much healthier!

    • Danielle Cook

      I have been registered with the site for some time now. I enjoy receiving their e-mails containing a variety of recipes. I'm always looking for new recipes to try. Lately, I've been making an effort to become healthier. It's so easy to resort back to your old ways. It does take some time and effort. I'm loving the way I feel by eating healthier. It makes you feel good about yourself.

    • 2cutekidsmom

      Eating healthy on a small budget is truly a challenge, especially in these economic times. I am fortunate to have parents that have a large garden that produces enough to supply my siblings and I as well as our extened family, friends, and neighbors with an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. One way we save money is by canning and/or freezing our own vegetables, soups, and jams so that nutritious meals can be planned year round. If you don't own a pressure cooker, you don't know what you are missing!

    • kellib

      We use coupons on healthy items and always stock up where we can!

    • southerngal1

      I have registered. My husband and I have a garden. I can see that more people seem to be gardening too! We love our fresh veggies and save a ton of $ only spending a few $$ on seeds to start :P

    • kellib

      Just entered to win!

    • lpowell77

      I am registered.

    • Anita

      I registered

    • jennypink

      I registered!

    • sunshin018

      I registered, and I'm going to start using flavorful seasonings other than salt…like garlic and curry and other things.

    • Anita

      Once a week have a meat free meal. My favorite is Crispy Skillet Burritos: rice, black beans, salsa and cheese wraped in a tortilla and heated in a small amount of oil on a skillet.

    • jennypink

      eat fresh local produce that is in season!

    • 3GRITS

      registered to become healthified :)

    • lpowell77

      I have learned to eat healthier by adding more frozen fruits and veggies to the family diet. I am also a great believer in not denying yourself the good stuff just eat smaller servings and don't eat it all the time!!

    • talljennr

      I registered

    • jjohnsoncoupons

      I use the Farmers Market…it is great in the summer time to stock up and freeze items!

    • Stacy

      I like to buy fresh fruit and vegetables at a local fruit stand and I am going to the Farmer's Market in our area this week!

    • talljennr

      I started a small garden of vegetables. This is a great way to have awesome vegetables at your finger tips for nearly nothing.

    • jen_poppet

      I'm further along than I was five minutes ago – am healthified!

    • Tiffany

      I am healthified!

    • amanda5377

      I registered. Also plant a garden. This will save money and help you eat healthier. We do this every summer …it helps the budget as well as we eat pretty health in the summer since we are growing it right in our back yard.

    • sherryaki

      I'm registered.

    • mrsstags

      Registered- We are growing more fruits and veggies in our backyard. They taste great when they are so fresh and the kids love picking their own food.

    • lady_k

      i just registered to become healthified.

    • peytonsmom

      I am registered :)

    • Tiffany

      Local farmers markets are a great choice to save on fresh fruit and veggies.

    • I registered.

    • lindaanglin2

      I am registered for the giveaway. I am “healthified”!

    • Well-we're growing some of our veggies & we buy the rest at the local farmer's market. Much cheaper than the grocery store.

    • JenniferH.

      I registered! I love that website — it has great recipes!

    • I registered…..
      For the best prices on fruits and vegetables shop the farmers market. They taste better and the prices are way cheaper than grocery stores. If you shop at the end of the day on the last day before closing for a few days they usually will throw in extras.

    • Stacy

      I'm registered to win!

    • I have become healthified! I have registered

    • lindaanglin2

      One way we eat healthier on a small budget is to buy frozen vegetables when they are on sale and I have coupons and then we can incorporate thim into different dishes or enjoy them steamed as a great quick and easy side dish.

    • peytonsmom

      Go to the farmer's market and buy fresh fruits and veggies. It is a lot cheaper and lasts longer. Instead of buying jarred baby food, puree steamed veggies. Parents can eat them whole, and babies can have the pureed version. One meal is a lot cheaper than buying baby food and regular food!

    • I'm registered

    • SKIDEM78

      I just registered – very quietly since I am at work :)! I know as a single mother, it is extremely important that I make sure my kids are “healthified”!

    • This year I have decided to take a small area in my back yard and plant a small garden. I started small, so the cost was very minimal. Hopefully, through the summer, I will be able to grow my own fresh vegetables for my dinner table and save a bit of the cost in the produce isle.

    • Erin

      Fresh produce is expensive! So, anytime I find anything on clearance (reduced for quick sale), I always buy as much as I can afford, chop and freeze. The tips to freezing fresh food is to cut as desired, place in a single layer (preferably untouching) on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Let those freeze thoroughly (~3 hours) then place in a ziplock bag or other container. :)

    • karmabudha

      I'm in…bring on the free groceries!!!!

    • rachelmrosser

      just registered!

    • Dahnelle

      I am healthified!!!

    • I have learned the best way for me to eat healthy on a budget is to grow my own vegetables.

    • tweetbart1

      This looks great. Lately I have been working on our family eating healthier. I have stopped getting a lot of the deals at the grocery store because it seems like so many of them are for processed foods. It's great to see that I can still coupon and we can eat healthy too. I'm looking forward to this.

    • Gretchen Holcombe

      registered!

    • tweedle1218

      I am registered

    • tweedle1218

      I buy my vegetables and fruit at the farmers market and can and freeze my own sides

    • Iris

      Cook from Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution cookbook; all from scratch, using fresh ingredients and mostly affordable dishes.

    • Randine Johnson

      As a patient undergoing chemo treatment with a husband and son who like to eat, this definitely appeals to me.

    • my3sons

      I am registered!

    • kaity107

      I loved the recipes I just viewed. I think with a pre-scheduled menu for the week I can realy make this work! I am excited and ready to start.

    • Dusty

      Registered!! :)

    • Encourage your family to control their portions. I have taught my family to measure their food when they are fixing them. This ensures that they not only learn portion control, but they also are being mindful of how much of the family food they are consuming which helps our budget tremendously.

    • my3sons

      Trying to cook healthy on a budget is so difficult. I usually grill chicken a few times a week and then add in a veggie and a baked potato. Buying the chicken when on sale is important b/c when not on sale you can spend a fortune trying to feed a family of 5.

    • aprilorr

      I have become healthified!

    • amym850

      registered!

    • aprilorr

      Go to your local farmers market to find good deals on fruits and veggies!

    • crobertson1916

      I registered too!

    • Sarah N

      Healthified all the way!

    • crobertson1916

      I've learned to prepare my favorite meals in a more wholesome manner. For example, if I wanted to make spaghetti I would use whole grain pasta with chicken or ground turkey rather than ground beef.

    • AWS

      Plant grape tomatoes! A $3 plant will yield several quarts through the growing season, more than making up for it's cost since each pint is $2.50 when on sale.

    • melissacowart

      i just registered to become healthified. I have started trying to make healthy meals because I have 3 children and one needs to cut his weight down along with myself but it is very expensive sometimes to try and make healthy and stay on a budget. Most things on sale or that have a coupon are not healthy. I am so glad for this any little bit to help and try to get healthy and fit would surely help.

    • sheree00

      I am registered to be “healthified”

    • Sarah N

      planning out meals in advance helps a lot in the area of eating healthier… using items that i've bought with coupons on a teeny tiny budget, i list them all out, plan when to eat whatever it is i can make with those items (meaning healthier portions, and homemade leftovers for hubby to take to work instead of fast food!) and try my best to make as many things as i can from scratch. also finding staple healthy recipes that can be made with typically inexpensive (or free!) items is really helpful in this area too.

    • Kim

      I am registered! I love farmers markets, they offer such good fresh food!!

    • sheree00

      I am starting my own garden this year. So later in the season I plan on eating fresh fruits and veggies that I grew myself and it only cost me about $1.00 per packet of seeds.

    • sandra

      I am registered

    • Brandy

      I am registered!

    • sandyc215

      Eat like a farmer! If it's in season, it's on the plate.

    • Brandy

      One way to help on the budget and eat healthier is to just eat smaller portions. Less food going in means less money going out.

    • sandra

      We grow our own vegetables which helps with the budget a lot!

    • MariPratt

      I pledge to eat more greens. I will shop more on the outside lines of the store insteads of the inside aisles. Saving me money on high calorie & high carbohydrate foods.

    • slynn427

      We buy in bulk on organic products when they are on sale and freeze leftovers.

    • KBClutter

      I am on my way to being healthified!! Whoo-Hoo!!

    • motherof3nc

      I registered and we have a garden this year so we can have more fresh veggie options and we will be doing some canning and freezing so that we can save money during the winter months!

      • motherof3nc

        One of the things I tell my older daughters to save money is when the veggies are on sale buy them freeze then can them or dehydrate them, so you can have them whenever you want them!

    • KBclutter

      My hubby and I are going to plant our own garden and we have a wonderful local farmers market where I will be getting all of our fruits and veggies from now on, at least the ones that we aren't planting.

    • 2twoboyzz

      I am registered!!

    • jerriducker

      i am registered and i would love to win.

    • happymom

      I registered!
      We buy a lot of fresh produce. It's expensive, but it's the healthiest snack there is. My toddlers would eat fruit all day if they could. We planted tomatoes, cantaloupe, and strawberries for the first time this year. The kids are really enjoying gardening. We plan to start an actual garden next year! Too bad you don't come across many produce coupons!

    • jerriducker

      always use your $5.00 off $25.00 for your fruits and veggies. if you go daily you can get approx, $35.00 a week worth of free fruit and veggies at publix.

    • hollystanton

      I just registered to be healthified!

    • alibrown1993

      i am registered to gethealthified!

    • carriejones

      I registered for the Eat Better America campaign!

    • hollystanton

      I shop at Aldi for produce… they're usually way cheaper than the other grocery stores. Having a wide variety of fruits and veggies on hand makes it easy to incorporate them into meals.

    • mydeere5

      Inexpensive and healthy….. with a heart for your community. Help your local growers continue to provide healthy farm fresh produce by contacting a local vegetable or fruit grower in your area. Often this time of year you will see ad's in the newspaper for fresh veggies…..and they are much cheaper and fresher straight from the grower than from the store!!! Buy in bulk and freeze…..it's a great treat to have summer squash in November!!
      Take it from the farmer's wife…..we care about our products…..they carry OUR name!

    • carriejones

      I pledged to add more omega 3 fatty acids to my diet. And also to eat fruits and veggies in place of “junk” foods.

    • Megan D

      I pledged to use less salt when cooking!

    • RobinB78

      I pledged to eat more fresh fruits and veggies!!!

    • Megan D

      I'm going to be trading fresh vegetables from our gardens with my neighbors this summer; that will keep us way under budget on our fresh vegetables and everyone in my neighborhood will be trying something new and healthy!

    • noteworthymom

      I pledged to eat more fruit!

    • Kat

      Registered!!

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      We eat a LOT of veggie soups with whole grain noodles. Soups fill you up and help stretch bucks further.

    • Kathy Proctor

      Spend one day a month with several extended family members or friends making nutritious meals in bulk to divvy up and freeze for 30 days worth of suppers. The cost is greatly reduced that way and you will look forward to the experience/fellowship each month.

    • Ruth

      I registered. :)

    • carolyn

      i am registered

    • RobinB78

      Eating healthy on a small budget: I grow my own salad!!! I spend a couple of bucks on seed packs, and a couple on baby tomato plants. Less than $10. I have a small corner in the yard dedicated to my “salad garden” I grow lettuce, spinach and tomatoes!! I can easily pick enough for a salad for 2 at least three times a week if not more. If you eat salads a lot, this is a simple thing to do!! I certainly don't have a green thumb, But I save close to $20 a week on produce during late spring all the way to mid fall!!! Figure it's at least 16 weeks I can get useable product. 16 weeks x $20 savings= $320!! That's more than a month of grocery bills for us!!! How sweet is that?!?!

    • Amber

      Registered! Some ways we eat more healthy on a grad student budget by eating beans we buy dry and soak overnight, rice and veggies from our local market. We also love to make things from scratch which cuts out many preservatives and lowers calories and cost!

    • ccrow2

      I registered!

    • ccrow2

      Eating healthier foods with more fresh and less processed foods!

    • leeann81

      Lower salt, more fruits and vegetables!

      • Linda

        i cut salt out of my diet completely

    • Apryl

      I registered.

    • bdvcarter

      Prepare your meals in advance, this will eliminate making the wrong choices becasue you are in a hurry.

    • mahug

      Plan out my menu for the week so I can choose healthier options! I registered.

    • Laura K

      Registered.

    • Laura K

      Support your local farmers' market. Often the prices are competitive if not better than at the store, and the produce is always fresher.

    • Apryl

      We have started shopping at farmers markets to get fresh local healthy foods. Finding organic produce has been a challenge. More fruits and veggies in our diets and less unhealthy carbohydrates. I have already lost 26 pounds in less than 2 months!

    • emilymcgrew

      I registered.

    • emilymcgrew

      buy as much local as possible. otherwise buy in season and whats on sale.

    • April

      I always plan our meals for the week. If you can use an ingredient in numerous meals you have less waste!

    • ebroniak

      Registered. I pledge to bake all my own sandwich bread & baked goods in order to cut-down on additives. I will also remove HFCS from our diets and increase water consumption!

    • ronnester

      I registered and pledged to eat more whole grains and fruit.

    • Susan Laura

      I just became healthified and pledge to eat more fresh, whole foods.

    • Susan Laura

      The farmer's market is a great way to eat fresh, whole foods but still stay within our budget. With no middle man the prices are wonderful!

    • awphillips

      I am registered healthified.

    • Inez

      Registered to be healthified

    • awphillips

      Planting your own vegetables or participating in a community garden is a great way to eat healthy on a tight budget. If you don't have room for a big garden, you can always just plant a tomato plant in a pot. At least you'll have one fresh vegetable for pennies!

    • Tamika Anderson

      I just joined and pledged to serve atleast one vegetable every night at dinner.

    • shellybee33

      I've become registered to be healthified.

    • Inez

      We use an apple cutter, so we can all share an apple, rather than one of my kids eat 1/4 to1/2 an apple and throwing the rest away

    • colleenneel

      I registered to be healthified!

    • Michelle

      I registered and became healthified! I pledged to consume less sugar.

    • KristiR

      I registered to be healthified! I pledge to eat less fried & fast foods and eat more grilled meats & fish.

    • Jessica

      I am registered.

    • babydolltm25

      I pledged…Very cool.

    • christyhaas

      I registered to be Healthfied! With 2 members of my family finding out they were diabetic in the past few months, its time I take the pledge to do better as well!

    • babydolltm25

      My healthy idea on a small budget is something I do every year. Go to local farmer's markets or buy local produce and stock up on it. You will not get it any cheaper than you can get it there. Then eat it fresh, freeze it or can it and be stocked up through the winter. And you don't have to worry about how old or treated your food is. I love summer produce…..

    • kayborkowski

      I am Healthified from now on, Jenny!

    • Jennifer

      I am registered to be healthified!

    • Have a meatless dinner night!

    • Jennifer

      To eat healthy on a small budget- stock up on only what's on sale. Look for the manager's specials!

    • Matt

      I have pledged to be Healthified!

    • Dee

      I'm registered to be healthified!

    • Dee

      One easy way to eat healthier on a smaller budget is to simply eat less meat — especially red meat.

    • Meme

      I just registered with my goals for a happier, healthy lifestyle!

    • Connie

      I am registered.

    • robinwiser

      I just registered.

    • shintalmo

      I am registered!

    • shintalmo

      I pledged to eat at home more and out less!

    • jmec

      made my pledge

    • Melanie

      I am registered!

    • shellybee33

      Eating healthy on a small budget is not as hard as it seems. I just started eating healthy on a low income with 5 children and a diabetic husband. I thought I would never be able to do it. Well I am now on Month three and I'm not spending any more money than I would have on my past unhealthy diet. Eating lighter for my whole family is one tip. I've also started using coupons for yogurt, orange juice, cereal, fiber bars ect. All because someone told me about southern savers. There are coupons out there for lots of healthy food. So now we are getting more food for less money and almost all of it is healthy. Also I joined up with a community garden which I walk to from the house. It's close and free and comes with the added benefit of exercise. So eating healthy on a small budget can be done.

    • Melanie

      Buy items like dried beans and rice or other whole grains for a bargain healthy meal option!

    • Michelle N

      I registered and pledged to pause before I grab something to eat, asking “Is this really fuel for my body, or simply something that's going to taste good?”

    • jlnails

      I love to buy fresh produce and vegetables from the farmers market and then freeze them for future use. Makes it a lot cheaper than buying from the supermarkets and with a family of 5 it goes a long way.

    • jlnails

      I am also registered.

    • I registered!

    • Eat what is on sale each week!

    • Rachel

      I just registered! Thanks Jenny!

    • Ashley

      Beans and brown rice, baby!

    • Amanda Y.

      I'm registered as “healthified” now!

    • Rachel

      It takes a bit of work, but growing your own veggies is a great way to eat organic foods for cheap.

    • Amanda Y.

      Stock up on sale and have your own garden and freeze or can afterwards!

    • We're registered! Thank you for all you do! We were taught how to coupon about a month and a half ago by a friend who currently has 9 children at home. We're only a family of 6, but we have saved HUNDREDS of dollars in the last month! THANKS for all the work you do. You've saved me TONS of time and LOTS of money! -June

    • Stacey_z

      I registered

    • Stacey_z

      I always have fresh tomatoes or frozen spinach on hand to throw into recipes

    • Karen

      I'm registered to get Healthified!! Can't Wait!

    • Jenny

      I buy grapes on sale and freeze them. They are awesome as a snack or icy dessert.

    • Mel

      Registered! We email companies that sell organic and healthy foods and ask for coupons! Most are glad to send them. We also grow our own and shop farmers markets in our area.

    • vgwagoner

      Registered! Pledged to make an effort to eat fresher foods!

      • Julie

        I am registered and healthified!

    • Mary

      I just got healthified! Thanks for the info!

    • We planted our first ever vegetable garden this spring. Our 8yo helped dig the holes & drop the seeds. She has been excited to check on it everyday & we're hoping this will encourage her to try “new” veggies after seeing them grow right in her own backyard! Another plus, saving some $money$ on produce! We have two guinea pigs and it gets pricey feeding them fresh lettuce daily – this will help alot with that too. =)

    • Susan

      Registered and healthified! :-)

    • amym8188

      I am giving up meat after watching Food Inc! I registered.

    • Denise P.

      I took the pledge.

    • Denise P.

      I buy lots of fresh produce when in it's in season and cheaper. Then I cook and freeze it, freeze it (uncooked), or can it for use later in the year.

    • zmom1

      I'm registered to become healthified. We try to eat steel cut oats and other whole grains for breakfast rather than processed cereals which tend to cost more but with fewer nutrients.

    • Paula

      Buy less soda and drink more water!

    • Sandy

      I registered.

    • Sandy

      Grow your own garden.

    • Erica

      I just registered!

    • Modern Mia

      Registered! We've substituted brown rice for white rice and potatoes. My 2 boys are enjoying the “crunchy” rice, as they call it.

    • Erica

      The best ways to eat healthy and cheap are to grow your own veggies and shop at a farmers market

    • Amanda

      I was already registered but I took the pledge. :)

    • I am officially registered.

    • sheilagg

      I'm regestered.

    • Jennifer

      I registered!

    • auburncindy

      The best ways to eat healthy and cheap for us are plan ahead and buy fresh vegetables on sale and use frozen to help too! Just registered!

    • sheilagg

      We are going to eat more “real” fruits and veggies. as opposed to the kits and boxes.

    • iaffmes

      I registered. I had extra veggies to everything from tomato sauce (spinach and mushrooms) to macaroni and cheese (peas and carrots). It lets me get the veggies while filling me up so I eat less of the carbs.

    • Britt

      I registered.

    • breaduh

      I registered to become more healthified.

    • sunnyteresa

      I registered, and I pledge to stop having dessert every night and have it only rarely.

    • breaduh

      Pound for pound, fruits and vegetables are cheaper than junk food. A pound of apples may cost $1, while a pound of chips can cost $2+.

    • kbogle

      Registered to become more healthified.

    • Amanda

      I am registered! I am going to add a fruit and/or vegetable to every meal.

    • Amy

      Registered to become healthified by removing fast food out of our diet and relying less on processed foods.

    • allyg24

      i try to eat meatless meals. black beans are cheap and really good.

    • Lane

      I just registered to become healthified.

    • Lane

      To help us eat healthier on our small budget, I scour the produce section for items reduced for quick sale. I also spend extra time in the organic and whole foods sections of stores doing this as well.

    • eat less sweets

    • I have registered!

    • Jessy7976

      I have registered!

    • Jessy7976

      I have found it to be quite easy to eat healthy and be on a budget….I only buy the items that I know are healthier and when they are on sale/free I stock up….chicken & brown rice is easy, cheap, and healthy! I have always been able to find fruits & veggies are great prices from the local produce stands. Each meal always contains a fruit or veggie.

    • Susan

      I registered

    • Susan

      I make sure and buy whole wheat pasta when it goes on sale.

    • melissalk

      I am registered.

    • Jeanette

      Registered!!!

      • Jennifer

        I have registered!

    • Kelly

      I'm registered!

    • Kelly

      I try to buy fruits and veggies only when they're on sale and stock up by freezing what we can't use :)

    • Jennifer

      I have registered!

    • melissalk

      Drink water!!

    • Lindsey

      Registered for the giveaway!

    • Lindsey

      I want to drink more water and less sweet tea

    • Beckett

      Became healthified/registered. We stock up on many of the healthy deals and stockpile and freeze. We also have a spring, summer, and fall garden which we grow all our herb, veggies, and fruits. We then can and use throughout the winter. Kids enjoy gardening and eating what they helped grow.

    • leisa2

      registered!

    • I am registered

    • make foods that last well in the fridge in big batches and freeze for later use in single serving portions

    • rrst

      I pledged to be healthified.

    • rrst

      I spend the most grocery money on fresh fruits & veggies, but I buy them on sale. I save on most other food items, so I have money for the fresh produce. I also have a summer garden.

    • Nancy Bair

      I'm registered!

    • Nancy Bair

      Roast whole chickens…feeds the whole family and you can control what you put on it and they are often on sale!

    • I'm registered!!!

    • Thuy

      I buy fruits and veggies that are season :)

    • Sharon

      Well, I did it!

    • Kimmercan

      Just registered

    • Kimmercan

      I plan to cook from scratch more, using coupons for the basic ingredients, of course. Try to avoid processed food and reduce salt. Hubby and I both need the change.

    • Anonymous

      i registered with email address cozmikcowgirl@gmail.com :)

    • lbrashear

      I am healthified! I promise to serve the family more veggies!

    • shaubold

      We stopped eating fast food and take-out. We eat healthier food at home made with better ingredients. Leftovers stay fresh in Lock-n-Lock containers or we use a Reynolds Handivac to make the food stay fresher longer. We can buy more fruits and veggies because these producs make the food last longer than before.

    • josephamd

      I am a student so eating on a budget is a given! Eating healthy while on a budget is a bit of a challenge because the healthy meals are always more expensive. To save money, I go to about 4 different coupon sites at the beginning of the week to print coupons to cut the cost of my healthy diet.

    • lbrashear

      Buy all the veggies when they are B1G1 and put them in the freezer. We steam them and leave them in the fridge so they are always ready to eat!

    • Beabaz

      Cooking from scratch is healthier, and also cheaper than buying fast food, or ready meals.

    • Stacie

      Just got healthified!

    • I am registered with eat better America!

    • Donna

      I registered and took the pledge.

    • cbachmann

      I'm registered!

    • Jenni G

      I was healthified several months ago, and I love it!

    • Elizabeth

      I am registered at eat better america!

    • Elizabeth

      To get a serving of veggies in I like to get frozen veggie and steam then puree them, then I mix them in other foods.

    • Jenni G

      I've learned that eating healthy on a small budget comes down to making a conscious effort. I find that if I put a certain amount of my budget towards fresh produce, meat, and dairy each week (say $20-30) and use the rest of the budget (about $20 more) for stocking up and rotating foods, I can feed my family by having healthier foods around. If I choose to stock up on canned tomatoes, cheese, and nature valley bars instead of candy, sodas, and highly processed foods, I'm making healthy choices for my family. You can find great deals on healthy foods, it just comes down to taking the time to do, and staying committed!

    • S_Carolina_Girl

      I pledge to eat healthier. To eat healthier on a budget, I stock up on items like canned tomatoes and tomato sauce, then add my own herbs and seasonings. Also, stock up on fresh fruit, such as strawberries and blueberries during the summer, then freeze them.

      TIP: To freeze fruit, put them on parchment paper in the freezer individually. Once they are frozen, then put them in freezer bags so they won't stick together.

    • Robin3girls

      I'm registered

    • shelby43

      I registered. My tip for budget eating is to make several dinners a week vegetarian. Meat is one of the most expensive items in my buggy. Learning how to cook without meat can be a challenge but financially it pays off. Also it increases the amount of fruits and vegetables we eat.

    • Robin3girls

      Buy meat on sale and make freezer meals. Freezer meals = less eating out!

    • leahAB

      Buy fruits and veggies in season – when they are fresher and healthier, tastier and the least expensive!

    • I'm registered! I stock up on frozen veggies, especially like the Steamers and the quick microwavable flash-frozen veggies… my toddler loves green beans and corn and I make sure he has 1-2 veggies every meal! Fresh veggies are great, but not in our budget…. Also we buy local produce at our city's downtown Saturday morning Famer's Market… that helps local farmers and our budget!

    • I'm registered. :-)

    • We love fresh tomatos, so we planted some on our patio in planters, just another way to save a little money!

    • momofdls

      I'm registered.

      • Wanda

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    • momofdls

      We have a least one meal a week that is just a vegetable dinner! This is especially great during the summer when we have fresh squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, etc.

    • amy

      I'm healthified. thanks!

    • Wanda M

      I am now regestered to be healthified.

    • amy

      I grow my own garden and also look for as many organic/nature coupons as I can find. I trade a lot too for coupons that others don't want since you usually don't get organic or natural for free. Most people go for the free stuff, so they are willing to trade me for the organic coupons. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Wanda M

      It's actually cheaper to eat healthier on a small budget. Cook fresh meals and freeze half for a few weeks later. They're unprocessed and will have the homemade flavor.

    • helenetremblay

      I am registered and I will keep my pledge. Eat more fruilt and veggies, less take out and lose my extra 20 pounds.

    • soylatteqt

      i get lots of great ideas for healthy eating on a budget at the usda website, under food and nutrition. i always look for good deals on all of my healthy staples and try to keep my pantry well stocked so i always have something to grab when i'm ready to cook. :)

    • Sharon

      I am registered! THANKS!

    • Sharon

      The Quaker True Delights oatmeal has been BOGO with coupons… a great deal and healthy too!

    • sheryb

      I'm registered.

      My suggestion is to plant a garden (or containers) of vegetables and fruits. There is nothing better tasting than your own fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, green beans, etc.! Not only do you get a fresher, healthier version, but you also get a great workout as you tend your own garden.

    • Cindy Chapman

      I'm registered with heathfields.

    • Cindy Chapman

      One suggestion on how to eat healthy on a small budget is to use leftover vegetables at the end of the week in a salad or a make it yourself pizza. The kids love to make a variety of pizzas and it tastes great too!

    • heathern86

      I'm registered!

    • michellesapp

      Ok, I am registered to Eat Better. One more step on my road to success!!

    • laura

      Grow your own garden!

    • michellesapp

      My suggestion for eating healthier on a budget is to purchase lower fat milk. You are buying it anyway, try reducing it one percentage at a time. Start with 2%, it tastes the most like whole milk. I am down to 1%, but can not bring my self to drink skim. Go luck to everyone who is trying to eat healthy on a budget. It definitely has it's challenges!

    • heathern86

      One suggestion on how to eat healthy on a lower budget is to be on the lookout for those items each week that are healthier options (i.e. lower in calories, fat, sodium, etc.), and be sure to purchase them. I know that if I have the healthy items in the house then I will eat them as opposed to something unhealthy!

    • Dixie

      I'm registered, pledging to eat and serve more veggies! We need it!

    • Laura

      I took the pledge-was already registered.

    • Dixie

      On a budget (which I've always been), the best way is to just avoid wasting the “small amounts” on the junk food and using it for healthy. And always buy produce, fresh or frozen, on sale–usually when it's in season. You don't HAVE to have that pineapple when it's $4.50 or something ridiculous like that–buy bananas instead (although I know they don't compare!).

    • kimeehub

      I'm registered and downloaded my 30 day getting started…I'm kinda excited!

    • i am registered.

    • Tabitha D.

      I'm signed up to get “healthified”, (or was that heathy-fried??? HaHA!) Pick me Pick me!!!

    • blondieholmes

      I'm registered and took the pledge.

    • Angela

      I am registered.

    • it is easier to eat healthier on a small budget when you eat at home.

    • shaunascoupons

      I am registered

    • mas

      I am registered. I intend to increase protein sources, like beans and nuts — both which are budget friendly.

    • shaunascoupons

      One way to eat better on a small budget is to make a big pot of dried beans. They are cheap and they really are good for you!

    • Lara

      I just registered and pledged to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

    • Lara

      One way we have been eating healthy on a small budget is to have more meatless meals- by making veggie based entrees.

    • Amy

      I am registered.

    • Amy

      One way to eat healthy on a small budget is to buy items such as rice, nuts, low-fat cheese, whole grain breads, etc with buy one get one deals and coupons. Then, buy the fruits, veggies, lean meats that are on sale for the week. Stay away from high fat, high sodium and high sugar foods, even when it is a good deal:)

    • susiela

      I'm registered.

    • I'm registered!

    • I always try to buy healthy foods like fresh fruits and veggies when they are on sale and when I have really good coupons! I also love to freeze things when I can so that I can still eat healthy but save money!

    • amysanders

      registered. :)

    • amysanders

      we have joined a produce co-op which means that i get a huge laundry basket of fresh fruits and veggies once a month for a mere $20!

      • SaverDawg

        where are you located? I just found about the one in N. GA you do by session for @ 120/250 depending on your share. This is the first one I've heard about.

        • Anonymous

          i’m in gwinnett. and actually, it’s just 12 families that have partnered together. we each take a turn once a year to go to the state’s farmer’s market. it has been awesome!

          • Anonymous

            what a great idea! thanks. and a lot cheaper than the opportunity I found. thanks for the idea!

    • SaverDawg

      I'm registered

    • I'm registered!

    • I've learned to live healthier and save money by buying less processed food, growing my own vegetables & herbs, buying more local seafood, and learning to make more things from scratch.

    • srq95

      Registered a couple of weeks ago. Love the site!:)

    • lilbronco

      I'm registered. Yee Haw!!!!!!! I REALLY need to win !!!!

    • lilbronco

      Ways to eat healthy on a small budget is to watch the sale papers and match up coupons as you have taught us to do. And when healthy food is on sale for cheap – stock up as much as your budget will let you. Also grow a garden and this really helps out!!!!!

    • Shellie Morrow

      Registered. To eat healthier on a budget we use water and apple cider vinegar to clean produce. Olive oil or water when we saute or fry. We love applesauce as a substitute in cakes and brownies instead of oil.

    • Heather S

      Registered!
      Grow your own veggies, join a local Coop, and frequent your local farmers market for fresh organic local food!

    • Registered…have been a fan of the website for some time!

    • We grow our own garden full of fresh herbs and veggies!

    • Julie

      Registered at Eat Better America! I have pledged to reduce my family's sodium, fat, carb, and caloric intake. I have changed my grocery shopping habits to include more: Fresh Vegetables, Whole Grains and Beans, Lean Meats and Fish. I am trying to stay away from the processed foods, and lean more towards the fresh ingredients. Thanks

    • We have taken one thing at a a time…..from cutting out certain unhealthy ingredients in all foods we buy (1 ingredient at a time!) to baking own bread and planting own veggies (now, if I could just get fruits!) – EATING HEALTHY IS NOT ALWAYS CONVENIENT! I had to get out of the mindset “It's gotta be fast and easy ALL the time. ” (ie, it's ok to do a few minutes of food prep to impact a lifetime of my family's health) – As long as I remember that, I can cut up enough cukes and broccoli to last a few days in a tupperware….same with fruits and we ALWAYS MAKE SURE WE HAVE SOMETHING FRESH on hand- and, lastly, a TIP FOR SUMMER TRIPS: this will save money and your health- just take a cooler with your own things like anything healthy / finger foods….bottled waters and juices (some you can freeze and they will be ready by time you are)….remember the paper towels and wipes…..and off you go! Might not even have to stop at all (now if we could just solve the rest-stop problem!) Ha!

    • oh, PS I almost forgot: I am registered! ;) M

    • I am “healthified”!!! Pick me!! :)

    • angeljoy

      I have registered!!

    • MomMe

      I am registered. Thanks! Eat beans, they are full of protein and very inexpensive. Grow a garden, as in container gardens or square foot gardening for those with small or no yard (grab the seed packets when they are on sale at end of season or at dollar stores)

    • carmanij

      We pledged to get healthified today! Our family of 6 does several things on a small budget to stay healthy. We use kosher and sea salts for flavoring instead of regular salt. We grow herbs together in a small garden. The kids love to plant and water the herbs. We make meals using whole grain pastas instead of regular pasta. We go to the farmers' market for local grown fruits and veggies.

    • maehingo

      I pay for fresh produce with my $5 off coupons at Publix. I love that store!

    • googerhopper

      I am registered! And would love extra grocery cash!

    • Kim

      Just registered!

    • Kim

      You can't go wrong with a huge salad for dinner! There's a recipe from The Pampered Chef for Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad – YUMMO for the kiddos and cheap to make! :)

    • Alwayzblessed1

      Im Registered!

    • I'm registered!

    • Alwayzblessed1

      Grow a garden if you can or at least a herb garden it will make you love your food. I started juicing veggies and fruit because we cant get enough intake in one day. My husband just went through radical prostate surgery 43 aggressive cancer no psa elevated not expected! when I changed his diet no red meat 7-9 veggies and fruit servings no salt a lot of seasonings fresh for best taste , beans, water, wheat products etc…. he went from 239 to 216 in about 2 months and feels great!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL MEN LATE IN THEIR LATE 30s PLEASE SEE A DR. GET CHECKED FOR PROSTATE CANCER NOT JUST THE PSA TESTING YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. They said my husband was too young to have this cancer it was found because we were there the dr just wanted to check. found a nodule .

    • tbeck79

      I registered :)

    • Mary Smith

      I'm registered

    • Mary Smith

      We joined Sam's Club and buy our salad & fruit there as it is generally cheaper than the supermarkets.

    • Wendy Rice

      I have become healthified!

    • bkparamore

      I am registered!!!

    • JIMason6965

      I'm registered!

      We just planted a huge garden with LOTS of yummy vegetables. This will save us money as I won't need to buy my veggies at the grocery store this summer and a huge convenience as the sides to every meal are right outside my backdoor:o)

    • Michelle

      I'm registered :)

    • dwaynejenn46

      I'm registered.

    • Melinda

      YAY! I'm registered… I love Jenny!

    • nancycrom

      I pledged to include more vegetables in dinner.

    • fiddle#1

      I'm registered!

    • t_melisha

      I pledged

    • fiddle#1

      Although we don't make a lot of money, we have come to the conclusion that it is actually cheaper to pay a little more now to eat healthy and take care of our bodies than to pay for all of the doctor bills/medications later in life that result from heart disease/obesity, etc.

    • Lauren

      I'm healthified!

    • SaraSaves

      I'm healthified!

    • kesha1975

      I registered. I am struggling with weight issues. I am trying to start putting healthier things into my body. As a family, we buy more junk each week at the grocery store. I have been trying to change this. We all need to eat healthier and by making this pledge maybe I can accomplish this goal more!!

    • Kylene

      I registered

    • Kylene

      Pound for pound veggies are always less expensive than meat, and healthier too!

    • SaraSaves

      Keep track of the best prices of fruits and veggies… stock up when those prices are lowest. Use Southern Savers to help figure out what those prices are!

    • Jennifer

      I have registered to healthify! :)

    • Jennifer

      Eating healthier on a budget is not so tough, just have to make sure to stock up on frozen veggies when they are on sale. Also, watch the ads for when fresh fruits and veggies go on sale at various stores, then use the sale items in recipes. It makes for new dishes for supper most nights :).

    • Angela

      I registered.

    • Angela

      I check Southern Savers each week to take advantage of the sales that are going on for healthy snacks for my kids. I try to avoid too many things that are not so healthy, even if they are a fantastic deal…if it's in the house, somebody will eat it!

    • ShoeBits

      I've registered. I'm getting healthified!

    • BarbJDean

      I've registered.

    • Jason

      I registered for the contest.

    • BT

      I registered. Thanks

    • LilNavyWife

      I just registered.

    • LilNavyWife

      My favorite way to eat healthy on a budget it to always scour the organic food store's clearance section, and the grocery store's meat section for organic or natural beef and chicken. It has been so fun to find great deals on such nutritious food!

    • grisy

      I did it!

    • grisy

      I found fresh organic vegetables cheaper and prettier at the farmer's market

    • Mandy

      I just registered. Thanks!

    • Stephanie

      I registered!

    • Stephanie

      I eat healthier on a budget by couponing so that I have extra money to spend on fresh fruits and veggies!!!

    • watch the sale papers and match up coupons to eat healthy on a small budget

    • Susanne

      I am registered thanks for the entry!

    • Susanne

      Honestly it comes down to coupons and sales. Coupons for organic products but you have to hunt and be patient and sales on produce and then stock up and freeze!!

    • registered!

      radnascar at hotmail dot com

    • irmolees

      I made my pledge!

    • irmolees

      Jillian from Biggest Loser suggests adding soup or salad to lunch and dinner. So with the BOGO deals on salad and soups we rack up! Incorporating those 7-9 fruits and veg servings EACH day can be tough .. unless you are creative .. like chopping up veg and adding to casseroles, pasta sauces, etc! Afternoon smoothies with BOGO yogurt and fruits of choice will help you be healthy and it tastes great! Kids won't know its so good for them!

    • thenullset

      I registered and pledged to start including more vegetable variety at dinner so that my kids are more likely to eat SOME veggies every night. I try to stock up on frozen veggies when they are on sale (and add coupons, of course!) and I've started making two at night and carrying forward the leftovers to create an alternate (and inexpensive) veggie choice at every dinner.

    • I registered

      We get so many great frozen and canned veggies on delas with coupons but we always have just a tiny bit left over after dinner. So I save them and at the end of the week I put them all together and make a hearty vegtable soup. So insteand of throwing the tiny bit away i get another meal for a quick saturday lunch.

    • Mary Harrington

      I have registered with Eat Better America. I pledged to eat more fruits and vegetables.

    • Tara

      I eat healthy on a small budget but using coupons whenever possible and using overage to buy healthy things. I also take advantage of my local farmer's market where I can buy organic produce for the price of conventional.

    • Tara

      I'm healthified!

    • brodybugsmomma

      Eat better with veggies grown from my back yard garden.

    • EBrown

      I am registered on Eat Better America already, and we actually eat pretty healthily already, but I too signed up to pledge to eat healthier. For me by eater smaller meals more frequently throughout the day, covering a variety of food groups. Also, drinking more water.

    • EBrown

      Ways to eat healthy on a small budget?
      Don't buy pre-cut fruit/vegetables, do it at home.
      Store brands of canned tomatoes sometimes have lower sodium and cost less. Also try “no salt added.”
      BOGO on wheat pasta, then find a variety of ways to fix pasta. Affordable and healthy.
      Fix healthy snacks to take along rather than produced snacks. (cheese & crackers, vegetables, fruit, yogurt with oats and fruit, pasta split up in small storage containers)
      Don't buy what you don't need. Just because an item is on sale doesn't mean you necessarily have to get it.

    • rth3

      I am registered on Eat Better America

    • rth3

      best way to eat healthy on a budget is by using coupons and sales

    • debran55

      I'm registered!

    • debran55

      I'm eating no meat.

    • I'm registered!

    • ywardlaw

      I made my pledge and registered.

    • Rachel

      Aldi is a lifesaver when it comes to fresh produce

    • Rachel

      I joined the pledge

    • Janice

      I joined the pledge and downloaded the starter kit! Thanks for the post.

    • ldatrav

      I am registered with GeneralMills Get Healthier

    • SaverShannon

      While portion control is the best way to eat healthy, in my opinion at least, buying in bulk helps with the budget. When I get home from the store I separate my items into the designated serving sizes. This way, if I want to have a snack I'm not tempted to eat more than I should and I don't have to spend extra money on already portioned foods (I'm on to you, companies who over-price 100 calories treats!).

    • paytonsmom

      i pledged and have been a member, thanks.

    • mich

      I joined the pledge. Thanks for the post!

    • annamariec76

      I registered

    • andreab

      i registered

    • andreab

      i buy brownie mixes on sale with coupons and make them with a can of black beans (also bought on sale!) instead of the eggs and oil. this makes a low-cost, low-guilt sweet treat. my kids love them too.

      • dkshipp

        Did I read right BEANS in brownies? This maybe one way I can get my child to eat beans. Do you put the whole can and juice in and leave out eggs & oil? What size box

    • artellis

      I am registered Art & PJ Ellis

    • Patricia Pope

      I made the pledge. There is so much focus now on eating more healthy, thank you for looking out for us.

    • Kathy

      I registered!

    • Lacey1

      I registered!!

    • meldeb3k

      I have registered!

    • meldeb3k

      One of our favorite meals that is so easy and inexpensive to make (and healthy too) is to sauté some green peppers and onions and add some chili powder and then some salsa and add a can of pinto beans or black beans (drained) and serve on a whole wheat tortilla and add cheese and sour cream if you like. Delicious and so easy and very healthy, too!

    • Rebekah

      I registered! Thank you so much for the information!

    • Rebekah

      Frozen veggies are amazing!!! An Amazing snack in the summer is frozen fresh strawberries drizzled in maple syrup!!!

    • Buy markdown produce/protein!

    • sherry

      I became ” healthified”

    • sherry

      Normally healthier products are more expensive(produce for example) than junk food, but if you find out what day your supermarket marks down the older produce, you can get a little older produce for a much cheaper price.

    • I registered!

    • Risa

      I'm healthified!!

    • Connie

      I made my pledge. Now I need to get to work to live up to it!

    • I made the pledge. A way to eat heathy and cheaper is to have a garden. Big or small. You can plant tomatoes and herbs in big pots and enjoy the freshness and the price, if you don't have a place for a garden.

    • lauren

      I registered!!!

    • Nikki

      I just registered. :)

    • Mari

      I signed up runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    • Mari

      I shop in bulk when things are on sale and I bought an extra freezer for storage.
      runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    • Lisa

      I am registered

    • Kelley

      Registered!

    • Gina

      I am registered.

    • Gina

      We look for good wholesome food on sale. Like whole grain pasta. I can always find whole grain pasta for practically pennies.

    • Amanda Parks

      I am registered! We do a couple of things to eat healthy. First, we work with a local farmer to enable us to buy “a side of beef” that is organically grown, no antibiotics, and fed by grazing in a large pasture…it seemed expensive when we first participated when we looked at the price per pound for the ground beef, however when we looked at the low price we pay for say sirloin steaks it is great! Another plus is that we can specify how we want the meat cut…not as much cube swteak, but we love roasts, steaks, and ground beef. another thing I do is breastfeed my baby…no costs for formula, bottles, etc. and is is always ready when he is. I also make almost all of his baby food. This has helped him learn to eat a great variaty of foods at a young age…his favorites right now are mango and avacado.I am new to couponing, tried it in the past butt when my son was born 10 weeks early it all went out the window. I am trying to get back with it and I am learning a TON from your website! Thanks for all you do!

    • linda

      We love fruits and vegetables in this house my grandson loves to eat all fruits and vegetables sometimes he rather have them than candy!

    • Janet

      Registered!

    • tara dixon

      I 'm registered

    • tara dixon

      I 'm registered