Another thing you can do is eat less meat. Nicole recommends reducing your consumption of meat and eating more fruits and vegetables. Nicole confirms that it is possible to eat a balanced diet without eating meat: "There is no risk, and many benefits for your wallet, your health and the environment."
The Public Health Agency of France recommends choosing poultry more often and limiting the consumption of other meats (pork, beef, veal, sheep, lamb and offal) to 500 g per week (which is equal to approximately three to four steaks) and limiting the consumption of charcuterie to 150 g per week (approximately three slices of cooked ham)." Finally, in the interests of diversifying food choices, it is preferable to "alternate meat, poultry, fish, egg and legumes during the course of the week."
Once you have cut down your "meat" budget, you can spend what you have saved on fruits and vegetables. Even though we know the importance of these foods, we don't eat enough of them, in all socio-economic sectors, and we generally eat "too much" meat.
When it comes to vegetables, you can save money by buying local vegetables that are in season. It's a healthier choice! To know what is available in your region, consult a seasonal fruit and vegetable calendar. For more variety, you can also consume vegetable proteins: legumes, tofu, seitan, etc.