How to eat well on a budget

how to eat well on a budget

Hey guys! Thanks for checking out my latest post. This post is how to eat well on a budget.

I posted this photo a few months back on my Instagram and it received a crazy response. Iv had so many messages asking about my diet and workout routines. It took a lot of guts to post it as when I was that size I pretty much hibernated and hid any photos. I ate basically what I wanted but I adjusted my eating habits slightly and saw a huge difference! Exercising about 5 times a week I dropped two dress sizes and had so much more energy!

Now I totally get it when people say that eating healthy is expensive! Organic foods are way more expensive! Healthy food always seems to add up a lot quicker than buying bulk pasta or frozen chips with chicken. But it’s totally worth it if you can shop smart!

Below are a few perks that iv found while changing my eating habits

Perks of healthy eating

  • More energy
  • Less sluggish feeling
  • Better skin, less oily, breakouts.
  • fewer cravings
  • Grow stronger fuelling the body correctly
  • improve your sleep
  • strengthen immune system
  • healthy body weight

Now Iv lived as a student and also an actor auditioning in London juggling jobs and auditions. So I know how it feels trying to eat well on a budget. You have to be smart, plan ahead and meal prep is key!

How to eat well on a budget

  • Make a shopping list – budget in advance so you don’t get too tempted walking around the supermarket/grocery store
  • Meal prep – prep in bulk and prep meals throughout the week.
  • Buy frozen fruit and veg – stores like Tesco, Lidl, Aldi do great frozen fruit and smoothie mixes for breakfast, smoothies etc
  • Stop buying junk food- it all adds up!
  • Plan your meals
  • Replace meat with other protein sources- fresh meat adds up in cost. Once or twice a week go meat-free or swap for fish etc
  • Cook at home – eating out too often can be expensive and unhealthy

Iv found once you get into a routine of these habits. It becomes second nature and you appreciate how much money you’ve saved and still ate healthy and nutritiously.

I know meal prepping can become a little repetitive and sticking to a routine can be a little boring especially when you’re trying to eat well on a budget. So always remember to treat yourself now and then! Have that fry up for breakfast or pizza for dinner. Its all about balance.

Healthy meal ideas

Iv tried to make life a little easier for you, as you start a new habit it can become overwhelming.So below are a few meal ideas that I use regularly and help me keep a balanced nutritious fulfilling diet.

Breakfasteat well on a budget

  • Weetabix with fruit (bananas, blueberries, strawberries, chia seeds) with added honey drizzle.
  • Eggs – scrambled eggs using coconut oil on the pan. With tomatoes or sliced pepper.
  • Oats – with added fruit or honey.
  • Greek yoghurt – with fruit, berries, honey.
  • Protein Pancakes
  • Avacado on rice cakes, tomatoes, scrambled/boiled/poached eggs on top
  • smoked salmon, eggs, peppers, avocado, wholemeal bagel


  • Chicken, rice, veg – broccoli, peppers, aubergine, tomatoes – roasted, seasoned and wrapped in foil for 45mins in the oven
  • Salmon, veg – sweet potato wedges – wrapped in foil, seasoned in the oven – 60 mins
  • Wholemeal wrap, tuna, veg – tuna mixed with sliced veg – peppers, aubergine, courgette, tomato, fried with coconut oil
  • Pea pasta with pesto and cheese – add chicken for extra. 
  • Omelette – cooked with coconut oil and add tomato and cheese. Low carb lunch with a side salad.
  • Mediteranian Tuna Salad – Tuna, salad leaves, peppers, olives, feta cheese, spring onion, tomatoes, celary


  • Quorn Chilli, kidney beans, roasted veg, sweet potato, butternut squash and chilli seasoning. add rice if needed
  • Whitefish, veg and rice or couscous
  • Sweet potato cooked in foil and roasted with feta cheese and Quorn chilli
  • Lean turkey burgers (no bun) with cheese. Side salad with tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, courgettes fried with coconut oil
  • Chicken, rice and veg (typical) season as desired.
  • Chicken salad, Mediterranean roasted vegetables, butternut squash fries

Hope this post gave you some inspiration or ideas somehow. Id love to hear your own recipes and tips for sticking to a healthy balanced diet.

The main goal is to be happy and healthy and fuel the body correctly so you can always work to your full potential.

Thanks for reading



  1. March 25, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Very informative! The post is helpful to those who struggled on how to eat healthy. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of and connect with amazing brands!


  2. May 28, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Very useful article….

    • Natalie Rose
      May 28, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks for checking it out. Going to include more tips for healthy eating so stay posted.

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