I think that eating healthy on a budget is 100% possible if you are willing to go to 2 or 3 grocery stores instead of just one. Assuming "healthy" in this case is meaning whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, lean meats, and dairy products, a balanced and healthy diet is absolutely achievable on a budget. The key is being willing to be flexible with meals by taking advantages of sales and store brands. Take for example a meal of spaghetti: 1 box of whole wheat pasta, store brand - $1 1 jar of of low sodium pasta sauce, store brand - $2.50 1/2 bag of spinach or kale - $1.80 Thrown in a pot you'll have a healthy meal for 4 for only $5.30. Find bananas on sale, dip them in dark chocolate, and freeze for a healthy dessert for only a few more bucks!