I was floored by the sheer amount of people who had no idea how easy and cheap it is
to eat healthy, vegie based foods.
You don't need a lot of 'fancy' foods. Most of it you can buy from your local health food store, market or supermarket.
My top tips:
-Buy fruit and vegies IN SEASON.
This is so easy to do, yet so many people are buying watermelons in winter, and buying mandarins in summer. The best way I have found to do this, is to buy your produce online at http://www.missorganic.com.au
At Miss Organic, they actually buy only what is fresh and in season. That means that in the long run, it is not only better quality, but it also saves you money- as you are not spending as much on fruit and vegies out of season.
-Buy grains and legumes in bulk and soak them!
This is a simple step that a lot of people forget. Before legumes and beans came in cans, THEY HAD TO BE SOAKED!
The night before I use them, I will put whatever bean I am cooking the next night in
fresh, purified water and a squeeze of lemon juice. When I am ready to cook, I simply rinse them and boil them until they are tender (cooking time depends on the legume).
I buy all of my grains and legumes from Discount Health Foods at South Melbourne Market :http://www.dhfoods.com.au
more to come! xxxx