How to Save Money and Still Eat Healthy – With Jennifer Fugo (Podcast 79)

by Jordan Reasoner

Jennifer Fugo

Today, I’m excited to have a guest on to talk about saving money, shopping, and how to eat healthy without breaking the bank.

I know when I went from eating the Standard American Diet to the Gluten-Free Diet, and then to actually eating a real food diet (SCD), I noticed that my expenses kept going up and up and up.  I’m a big Dave Ramsay guy, and I track my money, and I know that right now I’m spending on average about $1,000 per month to feed myself and my two kids a real food diet and it’s expensive.

So, I have Jennifer Fugo on the show to talk about how we can save some money.  I met Jennifer when she interviewed us early last year and I’ve been looking forward to having her on the podcast to talk about saving money in general, because when we’re eating real food diets it’s typically a pretty expensive choice.

Jennifer is the founder of Gluten Free School and she teaches gluten sensitive individuals simple, savvy and empowering steps to get healthy.  She’s been living gluten-free since 2008 after a gluten sensitivity diagnosis.  And she knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed by the cost and the complicated aspects of making the choice to eat real food.  She’s a sought after expert, she has been featured on Dr. Oz, Yahoo News, eHow, CNN, Philadelphia Magazine and she now has an amazing new book, which we’re going to talk about, called The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank.

In This Podcast We Cover:

2:26 Why Jennifer was forced to eat Gluten-Free on a low budget

7:11 The most important money-saving tips you need to know

18:39 How to make these “real food diets” work (even if you hate to cook)

25:20 Is it possible to save money when buying healthy meat?

32:37 The one simple trick you can use to start saving money this week

36:30 How to read more of Jennifer’s work

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If you’d like to learn more about saving money, while still eating a real food diet like SCD, GAPS, Paleo, and SCD – I highly recommend reading Jennifer’s book The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank.

I’m grateful Jennifer shared her savvy shopping tips with us!  Please let us know your money-saving tips in the comments section below.

In good health,

– Jordan

P.S. – If you can’t see the audio player on this post, you can download the mp3 here.  Also, you can listen to the show on iTunes here.

About the author

Jordan Reasoner Jordan Reasoner is a health engineer and author. He was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007 and almost gave up hope when a gluten-free diet didn’t work. Since then, he transformed his health using the SCD Diet and started SCDLifestyle.com to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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Lynn June 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Great podcast! Thanks so much. Great advise!

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Sara June 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Can you post her Food Stamps menu? I might need that…

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Jon H June 24, 2014 at 6:06 am

Nice advise, thats for the podcast. Always good to watch the money.

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