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A nutritionist has revealed her supermarket tricks for shopping on a budget - and the ten pantry staples she always has on hand.
Food author and expert Jessica Sepel said it's a total myth that healthy eating has to cost a bomb - and in reality, you can get everything you need on all sorts of budgets.
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'With a bit of extra planning and thought put into it, filling up your trolley with delicious, fresh and nourishing food can be achievable for all budgets,' she wrote on her blog.
So how can you shop like a nutritionist?
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Most importantly, Jessica said a plan is key.
Before you even visit the supermarket, sit down and plan out what you intend to eat for the week - and the items you need to buy to prepare these meals.
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'Buying only what you truly need is not only helpful when it comes to budgeting but also eliminates waste,' Jessica said.
She recommends downloading the JSHealth app for inspiration with meal planning and shopping lists.
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Before she does her weekly shop, Jessica said she'll always check the weekly specials by heading online to the big retailers' websites.
That way, she said, you can take these into account when you're planning out your meals.
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A seasonal shop is a healthy one, but it's not just good for your waistline - it will save you precious dollars, too.
'A quick Google search will help you find out what is in season for your personal location,' Jessica said.
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This seasonal produce guide is a good place to start.
When you get to the supermarket, Jessica said you should never discount the ugly fruit and vegetables - as this doesn't mean they don't boast the same nutrients.
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