Overindulged This Summer? 5 Ways to Eat Healthy and Save Money (Plus a Recipe)

While the holiday season and summertime bear little to no resemblance to one another, both tend to inspire a little indulgence. The voice inside your head telling you to go for that second plate of food at Thanksgiving isn't unlike the one that urges you to spend your life savings on margaritas and rental houses in the Hamptons come summer. It's one of spontaneity and a touch of hedonism, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

As such, the same conservatism that defines January is also present come September. It's easy to find yourself craving routine, responsibility, and, in many cases, a healthier lifestyle, which is why we found food blogger and New York Times best-selling author Lisa Leake's forthcoming book, 100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget, so topical.

Written for people who want to eat real, unprocessed food on a, well, budget, the cookbook gives readers the exact total cost for all necessary ingredients in each dish, explains a press release. Leake shared five of her money-saving food tips and one low-budget healthy recipe with us ahead of the book's August 14 launch date. Find her genius advice below for an end-of-summer detox.