This is a spin off from another q here in p & ce, so that's why I'm posting here.
Do you feel a healthy diet is too expensive to be attainable? Is it therefore too difficult to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle?
I can feed my family healthy food for a dollar a meal per person. There is NO WAY you can buy fast food for a family of four for only four dollars. It's crazy when people say its cheaper to eat fast food.
Processed food is NOT cheaper. A box of instant potatoes or frozen fries is MUCH more expensive per serving than a 10 pound bag of potatoes, and making baked potatoes is hardly difficult or time consuming. Modern conveniences such as microwaves and crock-pots making home cooking pretty effortless, too.
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:01 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 10:26 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 10:26 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 10:33 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
I find it cheaper to eat healthy versus fast food and processed foods. Beans are cheap, low fat and full of fibre and protein. And they taste great! Veggies - frozen (but not processed with sauces) can be healthier than fresh and they are practically free. Meat can be expensive, but you don't need much. 3 oz is a healthy portion.
The trick is to plan meals and buy just what you need so you don't end up throwing food away.
Answer by Bezu at 10:36 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by michiganmom116 at 10:46 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 10:47 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 10:47 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
I cannot believe I am saying this, but I agree with Yoshi. Healthy eating is not more expensive. Here's why I say that. Say you buy a box of Hamburger Helper. You have to add milk and ground beef. Both pretty expensive. And the sodium level is astronomical. Instead, you can stir fry in-season veggies and serve them over whole grain pasta. It is much more filling and much more flavorful. Even frozen veggies are cheaper and healthier than the canned ones.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:48 AM on Jul. 28, 2009