Eating Healthy on a Budget with Brittany Braswell, RD

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SHOW NOTES: Episode 54

Are you finding it hard to eat healthy because of the cost? Do you want to learn more about eating healthy on a budget?

Well, today’s episode is for you! I have registered dietitian Brittany Braswell, on to discuss misconceptions about the cost of healthy eating and provide practical tips. We want to challenge the belief that healthy food is expensive.

We start off the conversation by sharing some fundamental thoughts to eating healthy and the basis of this podcast — which is the significance of self-love, body acceptance, and moving away from labeling foods as “good” or “bad”. 

Brittany and I talked about how societal pressure often leads us to believe that healthy food is expensive.

We are often told that we have to eat certain types of organic, high-quality, and fresh produce. However, Brittany shares the importance of understanding what you and your family need and finding ways to incorporate healthy choices in your budget and lifestyle.

It’s essential to find a balance between budget, health, and satisfaction in our food choices. Brittany shares more practical tips that include taking inventory before shopping, prepping produce in advance, and utilizing frozen and canned produce. We also discuss the benefits of meal prepping and buying store brands to save money.

Brittany shares that there may be a trade-off between time and money when it comes to grocery shopping. For example, pre-cut fruits or convenience items may be more expensive but can still be nourishing and saves time. She encouraged finding ways to save money but also taking into consideration how much time we have available for food preparation.

We talk about ways to reduce food waste, such as freezing items like spinach and bananas that may spoil quickly. We also discussed the importance of meal prep and finding ways to save time and make mealtime easier. Brittany suggested prepping food ahead of time, such as making extra batches of meals or freezing portions for later use so that you only have to do the preparation and cleanup once but have multiple meals ready to go.

By implementing these tips, you can start take a step in the direction of eating healthy on a budget.

I hope this conversation empowers you to make affordable and healthy food choices that stay within a budget that you feel comfortable with. Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be hard!

Thank you for listening! I would love to connect with you on Instagram (@loveyourbodywell) and hear what you thought about today’s episode!


  • Perception of healthy food being expensive
  • Shifting away from extreme thinking
  • Shifting from judgment to curiosity in food choices
  • Harmful belief of “good” and “bad” foods
  • Money-saving tips for grocery shopping and meal prep



Nourishment from the inside out. 

The Love Your Body Well Podcast is a safe place for you to learn about healing your relationship with your body while also focusing on wellness so you can feel your best. 

I’m your host, Amy Reinecke, and I’ve made it my mission to empower you to own your journey and embrace the path before you. Wellness is multi-faceted and there are so many areas that create the foundation for overall wellness.  As women, too often the number on the scale or the size of our jeans takes precedence, and the truth is, it’s about a lot more than that.

On the Love Your Body Well Podcast you’ll be encouraged to be an advocate for your health, learn to listen and love the skin you’re in, embrace your journey, and heal your body and mind with self-love and compassion. This podcast is for you if you want to take back control of your health and embark on a self love journey to love, cherish and care for the one body you have. Here, you will learn how to love your body well.

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