Sunday, January 24, 2010

Can You Still Eat Healthy and Eat Cheap?

ABSOLUTELY!!! I would not say that my meal plans are the cheapest out there but the more healthy we eat, the less we spend. For example, look at the healthiest meals on the meal plan. Grilled chicken, steamed veggies, sweet potato and cut apples or salmon, brown rice, steamed veggies and fruit. These items are pretty cheap. Barley, rice, fruits, lean meats and veggies are really pretty good priced when you consider their pre-packaged, processed, high fat or sugary counterparts!

When a person tries to eat healthy like they eat "unhealthy" by buying "healthy imitations" of junk food is when we start to run up the grocery bill.

The Ooey Gooey nachos for example. One night after a grilled chicken dinner my husband said "This is great honey, thanks for cooking healthy but I need something a little more hearty once in a while" so I looked up and found these low calorie nachos. Baked tortilla chips, fat free cheese, fat free sour cream, fat free cream cheese, low fat chili, They really seemed to hit the spot and fill the gap for a hearty meal but fat free cheeses are more expensive than the other cheese that I can buy in bulk. If you grow your own food, buy in bulk or steal from your neighbors it gets even cheaper in price. There are all sorts of ways to save (but really don't steal from your neighbors...its not nice or honest! Just seeing if you are really reading ;)
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