Cheap and Healthy


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.

Eating out is fun, but portion sizes can be really heavy on calories, and making a habit of it can create a hole in your wallet.  So if you want to plan ahead for new year’s resolutions, or if you just start now, there are ways to reduce your calories and costs– such as eating at home.

Overweight and obesity are risk factors for diabetes, so the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Griffin Rodgers, says it can be healthier to eat at home more – as well as better for your budget:

“One way is to plan ahead and prepare meals and snacks for the week. Another is to buy groceries when you are not hungry or in a rush. Also, make meals like stews and casseroles that stretch costly food items.”

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HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.


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