ZOE Science & Nutrition
How to eat well on a budget
The cost of living has soared. Energy prices have doubled, and food costs have gone up enormously. As a result, the weekly shopping bill can be shocking.
For some, this is merely an inconvenience. But many others face the awful choice between heating their home and maintaining their usual diet. The consequence is that many of us are throwing cheaper ingredients into our shopping baskets to save money.
So does this mean that eating healthy is an indulgence that be dropped in favour of cheap ultra-processed food? Or is it still possible to eat healthily on a budget?
In today’s episode, Jonathan speaks to Dr. Rupy Aujla and Tim Spector to better understand how to eat healthier while spending less:
- Dr. Rupy Aujla is a medical doctor who, since 2015, has been teaching people to cook their way to health. He’s the founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen and has recently turned his efforts to healthy cooking on a tight budget.
- Tim Spector is a co-founder of ZOE and one of the world's top 100 most cited scientists.
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00:00 - Introduction
00:10 - Topic introduction
02:12 - Quickfire questions with Rupy
03:33 - Quickfire questions with Tim
04:22 - What’s one swap you can make today if you’re trying to eat well, for less?
05:07 - What has Dr. Rupy been up to?
06:58 - Do you need to give up eating healthy foods when economizing?
08:23 - Options when you’re on a budget
09:31 - Batch cooking
16:00 - Is it expensive to have healthy and good quality foods?
17:54 - Recipe adherence
20:24 - Advice for people cooking on their own
23:53 - How long does food last?
25:24 - How nutritious are canned & frozen foods?
28:23 - About protein
38:31 - What’s the one food you should spend more money on?
41:34 - Summary
42:29 - Can you have a healthier diet as a consequence of being on a budget?
43:23 - Goodbyes
43:26 - Outro
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Episode transcripts are available here.
Find delicious recipes to cook here.
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