Hi, I'm Stella Metsovas, and today we're going to talk about how to eat healthy on a shoestring budget. My family came to America from Greece back in the 1920s and during that time food was often limited for many immigrants. Do you ever ask yourself how immigrants were able to feed a whole family and sometimes more than three children like my grandfather who was one of six? Did they rely on packaged, processed or fast foods for nourishment? I've compared, studied and formulated the cost of making food versus buying processed foods. The truth is sticking to key ingredients and buying your foods seasonally like they do in healthy villages throughout the world, is often far less in costs than most designer foods. They are also indefinitely more nutritious. Keep the following foods in your pantry at all times. Lentils for your favorite soups, beans, canned are okay to use but make sure they only contain one ingredient. They are also considered nutrient dense and are perfect for that shoestring budget. Frozen, free range meat like chicken or turkey breasts I buy organic. The keyword is organic folks. Frozen turkey breasts at $8.50 a pound. That pound of turkey can make four hefty turkey burgers, 15 medium sized meatballs and could easily feed a family of four as a stew. So if you did the math, approximately $2 for the turkey patty per person, a kale stir fry at 75 cents, two pieces of sprouted bread at 35 cents and have about $3 for a nutrient packed meal per person. Also go to local farmer's markets for seasonal produce and eggs or cheese. You would be shocked at how fresh the quality of vegetables are when they are picked at maturation. most fruits and vegetables that are shipped from afar even at 500 miles are picked way before their time. On Sunday, make a roast, look for a butcher's special, try to use a different type of protein other than chicken or cow meat. Protein bars are also very expensive and filled with junk ingredients even if they contain nuts and honey and some dark chocolate. Replicate a healthier version by taking a handful of your favorite nuts and seeds, combine it with a piece of seasonal fruit and take a cube of chocolate. You're at $1.75. You can never compare the amount of nutrients you get in the real deal, the fruit, nuts, seeds and chocolate.