One of the biggest drawbacks people find to clean eating is that it's too expensive and too time consuming. This is a huge deterrent for people to eat organic, healthy foods.
But, according to Sophie Uliano, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author, eating clean can actually be less expensive than eating conventional foods.
The key is planning and preparation.
We all lead very busy lives. Sure, eating healthy can be spendy if you're running frantically into a health food store and buying the latest and greatest pre-packaged organic meal.
However, if you prepare for the week ahead, you can bring the cost down by five times.
Sophie suggests hitting the farmer's market on a weekend, at the end of the market. Farmers don't want to bring their produce back with them, so you can oftentimes find good bargains.
Once home, wash, chop and divide everything immediately and put into glass containers in the fridge. They need to be easy and ready for you to use.
Here's another trick Sophie offers: if you lessen the amount of meat you eat per week, that also helps to reduce cost. Instead of a meat-based meal seven days a week, try cutting that down to three or four days.
Listen in as Sophie joins host Lisa Davis to share her tips for cutting your clean eating costs.