Whenever anyone on here asks how to cut back on grocery items, people say. "eliminate the convenience/pre-packaged foods" because they're unhealthier and cost more. Now, I agree with the unhealthier part, but more expensive? I just don't see it.
I make most of my stuff from scratch but depending on how I'm feeling I'll get something quick with minimal prep. Convenience is easier AND cheaper. Explain it to me please.
Freezer stuff for example - two bags of chicken noodle go0 = $12 prepared
If I make it = $8 just for the meat, $1 fora box of noodles, and probably 5 - 6 bucks for the fresh veggies, not to mention cheese ($2.50) for the sauce and seasoning and probably some milk
Hamburger Helper - 99 cents a box, $3 for the meat, $2 for a bag of frozen veggies
Homemade - $3 for the meat, $1 for the noodles, $2.50 for cheese and/or other seasoning ingredients, $2 for the veggies.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on May. 12, 2010 in Food & Drink
Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on May. 12, 2010
That's the problem when you try to make generalizations. Sometimes going out to eat is cheaper than eating in. Frozen can be better for you than fresh.
Answer by Gailll at 11:12 AM on May. 12, 2010
You're making so rash comparisons there... and regarding food that isn't particularly healthy either.
Green Without Much Means I feed a family of 5 on about $300/mo we do not use ANY convenience foods, and my meals are all minimally prepped, easy, and kid friendly.
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