Earlier this year a Dollar Tree opened up by our house. Can I say that I’ve been addicted ever since? I also think my Dollar Tree addiction has rubbed off on my husband. He’ll go for one item and come back with 20! LOL. Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be impossible. In this post I will share how to Eat Healthy At Dollar Tree.
If you read my previous post you can see I’m passionate about living a frugal life style. I’m not able to do all of the things we used to do to save. Because let’s face it children get older, families grow, and it makes the cost of living increase. I’m also pregnant and I’m trying to stick to a healthy diet. Now I try to contribute to our household in other ways. One is shopping at the Dollar Tree! LOL. There are tons of post on Dollar Tree finds, and if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon I highly suggest you do. Your wallet and budget will thank you!
Eat Healthy At Dollar Tree
We do a majority of our grocery shopping at Aldi and Meijer. However, I have found that Dollar Tree carries certain items that are cheaper. Also, when there isn’t much money left in the grocery budget I will go to the Dollar Tree for last minute meal ingredients.
Today I’m going to share with you my top 10 items to purchase at Dollar Tree to help you eat healthy and stay on a budget. You can throw together a healthy and simple meal using the items I’m going to list below.
Our Dollar Tree has a nice size frozen food section. Originally I used to buy our frozen berries at Aldi’s for $2.09 a bag, but I discovered Dollar Tree has them. It’s no brainer, I’m going with Dollar Tree. This helps me keep my smoothie budget low, and they taste just as good. They are great for making smoothies.
Frozen Fajita Mix
I love using this mix for stir fry’s or when I make fajita’s. Dollar Tree is the only place that I can find the specific mix for a reasonable price.
Jif To Go Creamy Peanut Butter
I like these for when me and the kids are in a rush and I need a quick snack. It’s already prepackage and I can just throw it in my bag and go. I usually pair it with celery.
I love black beans because they are diverse. I make spicy black bean soup with these and it is so so yummy!
Jenni-O Frozen Turkey Patti
This is a good options when you don’t need a large portion. Sometimes when my husband is out of town I buy this for me and the kids.
Dollar Tree also sells individually package pollock and cod filets. I use these when I want to eat something different from my family. I’m not a big chicken, turkey, or steak person, therefore I eat a lot of fish.
I use oatmeal in my morning smoothies sometimes to help keep me fuller longer. We go thru a lot of oatmeal in our house hold. I top the kids oatmeal with fresh fruit and nuts for breakfast.
Fruit and nut mix
I love, love, love Dollar Tree’s fruit and nut mixes for snacks.
My Dollar Tree doesn’t always carry Clif bars, but when they do I stock up. These can be used as a meal replacement or pre workout snack. Not to mention my kids love them.
If I don’t feel like going to a larger grocery store I will grab some eggs from Dollar Tree.
Nature valley honey and oat bars
Again, these are another great snack. When I’m busy I give these to my kids to hold them over until the next meal.
Do you shop at Dollar Tree? If so, what are some of your favorite items?