Money is tight for many of us. So here are great tips that will keep you within your budget and show you how to buy nutritious food for less.

Also, keeping your immune system strong by eating healthy foods is far, far cheaper than the pain and expense of contracting a disease.

1. Raspberries from the produce section- switch to raspberries in the frozen section
2. 6-ounce yogurt cups- switch to 32 ounce carton of yogurt and just add honey and nuts
3. Bottled water, juice and soda- switch to filtered water or seltzer flavored with lemon or lime
4. Ready meals in boxes or cans- switch to beans, lentils, or rice (Tip: to make cooking time faster, soak them overnight in water)
5. Bottled salad dressing- switch to olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper (Tip: apple cider vinegar is cheap and a great de-tox)
6. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts- switch to a whole chicken
7. Pound of steak- switch to half-pound of the same and add rice, potatoes or corn
8. Boxed cold cereal- switch to bulk or bagged whole-grain flakes
9. Bag of frozen oven fries- switch to a bag of baby potatoes
10. Bottled tea- switch to loose-leaf green tea, mint leaves and other herbs
11. Double or triple your normal recipes and freeze the leftovers for another quick meal
12. Shop at your local Farmer’s Market- it’s cheaper and much fresher

Plus, want to know how to feel full and stay thin? (There’s a powerful 3-step process.)

And want to know a 3-minute exercise that will strengthen your digestive system so you get more of the nutrients from your food to keep your immune system strong?

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Michele Risa
Beyond Body Mind Spirit NYC

Author's Bio: 

Michele Risa is a Health Consultant with a BA from New York University and a MA from Columbia University. She is certified as a Kundalini Yoga teacher by the Kundalini Research Institute and certified in Therapeutic and Hatha Yoga by Satsang Yoga Center. Risa has certifications in Breathwalk, Conflict Resolution, Divorce Mediation, and Yoga for Children, and has completed courses in Vipassana and 16 years of White Tantric Yoga with Internationally renowned master Yogi Bhajan.

Since 1989, she founded Beyond Body Mind Spirit (, which offers her four main areas of expertise - weight-loss, anti-aging, stress management and yoga, using non-traditional approaches. Risa has produced her own yoga TV show since 1998, has been a frequent radio guest, featured in MARCH Magazine, a showcase for female executives, and has co-authored a book, “Conscious Entrepreneurs: A Radical New Approach to Purpose, Passion & Profits,” Winner of the National “Best Books 2008″ Awards.

She has lectured at corporations such as Boeing, Viacom, and Forbes and produced a 6 month program at New York Stock Exchange where she reduced stress and lowered health care costs. Although the majority of Risa’s clients are in NYC, she has conducted seminars as far west as California and as far east as Russia.

Her motto for healthy living is, “Find your personal formula for self love through body, mind, and spirit to create the life you want.”