How meal planning can save you money without compromising nutrition
DETROIT –Food is a critical part of our lives, yet unfortunately many adults and children in Michigan don’t have reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food. To help improve health and wellness among Michiganders, CCA Health Michigan, a leading integrated healthcare organization with proven expertise in complex care coordination, is celebrating National Nutrition Month in March by offering simple tips to eat nutritiously while minimizing the impact on your wallet.
“At CCA Health Michigan, we are on a mission to help our members who struggle with food insecurity because we know that consistent access to nutritious food is absolutely critical to long-term health and well-being,” said Brian Keane, General Manager for CCA Health Michigan. “Our team works one-on-one with members, connecting them to the resources and services they need. As food prices continue to rise and as many individuals turn to less expensive but unhealthy food options, we wanted to share practical tips that can support both our members and their communities.”
For more than 30 years, obesity rates have been on the rise in Michigan. Eating healthy is an imperative that brings with it a multitude of added benefits such as combatting serious and costly chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. While some people might think eating healthy equals high costs, there are several ways to manage expenses and still eat nutritious foods.
One way to eat healthy on a budget is through meal planning. It’s an easy way to make healthy meals without breaking the bank. Planning meals ahead of time allows you to make sure you don’t go over budget or buy foods you won’t eat and gives you the opportunity to incorporate fresh, healthy ingredients into your meals.
CCA Health Michigan shares 15 practical tips to meal plan on a budget:
Bonus tip: Make sure you keep it simple. Healthy meals don’t have to be complicated, and fewer items means you’ll spend less money.
About CCA Health Michigan
CCA Health Michigan serves over 62,000 individuals in the state via its Medicare Advantage plans, CCA Health ACO, and CCA Health Physician Organization. By working closely with members, caregivers, providers, and community organizations, CCA Health Michigan aims to coordinate high-quality, patient-centric care that addresses the social factors that impact care, and empower individuals to make choices that align with their preferences and values. To learn more, visit ccahealthmi.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.