It may seem like eating healthy is more trouble than its worth, especially since the cost of a good healthy salad costs much more than a hamburger in McDonald’s.

But, with the right mind-set and a little bit of planning, you can eat the right foods at an affordable price.

Make a smart list
One of the best ways you can eat healthy while on a budget is to buy in bulk. Decide on what you’ll need to for the week ahead and stick to it.

Look at the volume as well as the price
If the lowest price doesn’t give you the best value for your money, then skip it. Focus on the price per unit not price per packet.

Forget the brands
To be smart about shopping on a budget you need to pay for the content not the brand.

Keep an eye out for special offers
That buy one get one free offer is always helpful when on a budget.

Buy frozen
Opt for the freezer and get frozen. Fresh is good too, but it may go off quicker than frozen goods.