Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Does Eating Healthy Cost More? (Part 1)

It's a question/comment that pops up a lot.............Eating healthy cost more?

Some say yes. I say no - or it doesn't have to. Here are my thoughts:
  • First of all you should be cooking smaller amounts, so that should be savings
  • Grains like oatmeal, rice and corn meal should go a long way
  • Shop the discount stores
  • Shop the warehouse stores with a friend and share the savings on the humongous packages of things like cereal and meat
  • Beans also go a long way, can be quite delicious and are relatively inexpensive
  • Stews don't have to be high priced
  • Make things from scratch rather than buying those $3 and $4 convenience foods. The only person you're conveniencing is the CEO of that food company collecting that fat salary
  • Buy fruit and veggies in season
  • Consider buying day old fruit and veggies; but only if you're going to use them that day
  • Brown bag your lunch
  • Peanut Butter is less expensive than luncheon meats; and it is good for you
  • Buy frozen versus fresh produce. Canned should be your last resort
  • Will all the leftovers make a funky new meatloaf? Think outside the stomach!
  • Prepared, Prepackaged and Precut means Premium priced. Stop being lazy.

Well that's just a few ideas. How about contributing an idea or two by clicking the comments below.

And what do you do with the savings? Put some gas in the car and join some new and old friends at Dine Off The Pounds, buy yourself a present, buy a new smaller-sized spring outfit, or save it for a rainy day.

And stay tuned for Part 2.


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