Eating healthy is not too expensive.

This is a huge misconception, and a lot of times it’s an excuse that people make to not eat well.  Of course, there are some people who genuinely cannot afford to eat, much less eat well; I’m not talking about these situations.

For most of us, eating well is completely affordable. It just requires a bit of extra planning and effort. Each week I plan out my meals and make my grocery list based only on the ingredients I need to make each meal that week. This saves a ton of money. Ya need a plan at the grocery store!

Another money saving tip I love is roasting a whole chicken.

One chicken is so easy to make and can be made into so many different meals. Here’s how I do it.

Step 1:

Buy an organic chicken. My chicken was five pounds and cost $14 with tax.

Step 2:

Roast chicken. Roasting a chicken is incredibly easy. The time will depend on the size, but use my 5 lb chicken as an example.

Rub the chicken with butter, coconut oil or olive oil. Salt and pepper the entire thing. If you want, put vegetables in the bottom of the pan. The juices and fat will be amazing mixed with the veggies.

Bake on 375 for about an hour, to an hour and 15 minutes. It is the JUICIEST chicken ever.

Step 3:

Throughout the week, make meals from your roast chicken. Repurpose that sucker!

Here are some meals I plan on making:

  1. chicken salad
  2. chicken with roast veggies
  3. pico de gallo, lettuce and chicken with a small amount of white rice
  4. chicken in avocado cups, with fermented mayo
  5. taco bowl with chicken
  6. bone broth
  7. chicken lettuce wraps
  8. chicken or tortilla soup
  9. cobb salad with bacon
  10. two drumsticks with roast veggies and mashed potatoes
  11. two wings with a side salad

That’s 11 meals from my $14 chicken.

That’s roughly $1.28 per meal, not including the veggies. I’ll get about 10 servings from my chicken broth, which I did not factor in. See how convenient and cheap that was?



  1. Just curious….is the meal plan from the chicken meant to feed a single person or a family? I’m thinking its for a single person since I don’t think it could be enough for a family. Either way though, great info! Whole chickens are staples here, and, although we don’t get quite that many meals from one, we do get a few (:

    • dani stout Reply

      It’s just for one, my fiancé doesn’t eat chicken so I don’t have to cook for a family yet.

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