First home buyers often think the road to saving a house deposit includes a diet of 2 minute noodles for breakfast, lunch and tea.
But saving for your first home doesn't mean your health and taste buds have to suffer. Rising food prices can make it difficult to eat healthily on a budget, but the good news is, you can make your wallet (not your waistline) fatter while enjoying delicious, healthy meals!
Budget-living experts suggest you start with this ‘1-2-3’ plan;
1. Plan your meals and snacks for the week
2. Make a list of what you're going to buy (and stick to it)
3. Avoid the shop when you're hungry.
Save on ‘Superfoods’ to help save your deposit for a super home of your own!
These days the key to being healthy means including plenty of ‘superfoods’ in your diet. The trouble is, ‘superfoods’ are often super-expensive. The good news is, it’s still possible to power your body on a budget! Below you'll find some finance-friendly superfoods which are packed with nutrients and flavor.
Sardines are a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your heart healthy. Try them on wholegrain toast with sliced tomato and cracked pepper.
Oats tick heaps of boxes because they're cheap, healthy and easy to prepare. This breakfast staple gives your body beta-glucan, a soluble fibre which lowers cholesterol and boosts your immunity.
Blueberries are a budget-friendly food which have one of the highest anti-oxidant contents of all fruits and veggies. They’re a delicious way to give your body both cancer-fighting anthocyanins and memory-boosting flavonoids.
Eggs are a protein-packed snack, meaning you’ll stay fuller for longer. The humble egg also contains 11 vitamins and minerals.
Avocados are affordable, delicious and packed with stress-busting B vitamins. Avos also lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Holy guacamole!
Sweet potatoes are readily available, inexpensive, healthy and delicious. Sweet potatoes make you feel good, because they increase the happy-mood chemical serotonin.
Include these superfoods in your next grocery shop and you’ll be the healthiest first home buyers around!
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Once you've got you deposit ready to go, you'll need the most tailored financial advice and the most competitive home loan possible. That's where Easystart save the day for first home buyers (Perth). Their in-house finance team will do the hard work for you, sourcing the most competitive low-deposit home loans in WA.
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First home builders (Perth) can find more helpful and easy-to-read information here.
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