Absolutely. I think we all do to an extent. The way I figure, I'm saving money buy not buying junk foods, so I can afford to feed my family GOOD foods. Fresh vegetables, quality cheeses, nuts, whole grains... I've had friends look at my daughter's lunch of a spinach salad and greek yogurt with blueberries and say they could never fit those things into their food budget, while I don't think we could fit cheetos and soda into ours.
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14 1/15/12 1:39 P
It depends. I pay more for foods I need, like buckwheat and quinoa (I am allergic to grains).
I will pay more *sometimes* for more expensive food, but it's something I have to work into my grad student budget. :) Sometimes I will buy organic gala apples instead of conventional as a way to show support for the organic movement (and the skin has a better crunch/texture), but this isn't something I can afford to do every week.
The bf & I also love avocados and will pay whatever price they are set at. It's become an obsession, almost.
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1/15/12 12:11 P
I'll pay more for nice cheeses. There's really a noticeable difference in taste, plus I like getting food that's made with love.
Yes. I do pay more for GOOD foods whether they be organic, or grass fed/no antibiotic/no hormone meats/milk/eggs, etc. I found that switching to GOOD food caused me to not want the foods with sugars and artificial everything and preservatives - and not want to eat so much food. So my food bill is no higher now then when I ate the junk.
1/15/12 11:06 A
Yes - if it's a "treat" for me and something I don't normally buy I'd go for it.
I do, but I don't generally do more than one high-ticket item per week, if that, and usually I save it for a special occasion, or if I just see something really amazing at the Farmer's Market. So, I'll buy nice steaks or some other pricey specialty item for a special dinner like Valentine's day, or fresh scallops straight from the fisherman at the Farmer's Market. Last Valentine's day I special ordered a whole duck from the butcher because my husband loves duck. I don't do it all the time though, but I definitely think it's worth the money for a special ingredient. Food to me is special though, and it's something that enhances your experience in life, so it's worth the money.
1/15/12 6:50 A
If it's something I think I will really like I go for it. I am on a budget though and normally try to stick to it.
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1/15/12 5:00 A
We eat salmon a couple of times a week. Yes it is expensive but when the kids were litte, we ate a lot of cheap foods and now our health has suffered. We did the best we could.
There aren't many expensive items that I buy. I do have a weakness for fancy cheese. I prefer the cheaper cuts of meat, but it is worth it to me to buy beef every once in a while even though chicken is cheaper.
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1/15/12 4:20 A
1/15/12 3:43 A
I would if it's something I really enjoy, I can savor and enjoy.
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