Healthy Food on an Unhealthy Budget | The Frugalista

Healthy Food on an Unhealthy Budget

by frugalista on July 25, 2011

Healthymeal On NPR, I got a call from a guy who said he cooks at home but is gaining weight. I also know a lot of people who say that eating healthy is more expensive. Take a browse around Whole Foods or The Fresh Market and you may not see the same prices as say, oh, a big box grocery store. I keep running across articles like this one, which roasts the food press for pushing extravagant recipes. Personally, my meals are rather basic: meat, grain and a vegetable. Dishes sound great but would take a lot of grocery time and I’m a babe in cooking. I’m not breaking the bank for an exotic dish I may hate. But, cry not for me. My paper has a story today about seniors struggling to pay for food with the rising costs.
I found this article on the personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly on how to eat healthy for less.

Among the tips:

Drink water, not soda
Eat fruits and vegetables
Prepare vegetarian stir fry

Do you think it’s possible to eat affordable food that’s also healthy? What are your favorite healthy recipes that are budget minded?  Do you think that organic food is worth the extra dollars? Calling all frugal foodies!

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