Friday, July 31, 2009
My partner and I get £200 ($331) every two weeks between us, which has to go on petrol, car insurance e.t.c And healthy food is taking a bit dip in that money. We spend around £60 every two weeks on food (£30 a week). Which isn't bad I suppose for two people, but considering we don't have a job, that does take quite a chunk out for us.
I'm a vegetarian, and he's a big meat eater. Both foods of which are expensive. In the UK we have a brand called Quorn, which is fantastic, I love the stuff! It's a meat substitude, and it's pretty much all I eat, and it's really healthy too. But expensive!
Why is healthy food more expensive? We have the news, papers and magazines shouting down our throats to be healthy, and how the world is becoming larger, but how are we supposed to be healthy when healthy food is so expensive?
To be honest, I am struggling to find and buy things that doesn't go off in a couple days after i've bought it. My partner and I have complete different food tastes, so if I buy for example a can of coconut milk, I'll only use a bit and the rest will probably end up going to waste!
I buy soya milk because I don't like real milk, but I end up wasting that too because I can't drink the entire carton alone before it's off :(
Does anyone else have similiar problems?
Even though i'm being healthier, and feel tons better - I absolutely hate wasting food and money! I feel terrible pouring that soya milk down the drain.
Some foods I find good to store:
-Wholefoods Cous Cous
-Frozen Meat Substitutes (Quorn)
-Frozen Peas, Brococcli, Cauliflower
-Fresh Carrots (I can leave them in the fridge for a month and they still taste good. Carrots are a really good buy for me!)
I'm just really struggling being able to afford to eat healthy. I want to continue though, so I'd love some ideas on foods that keep well?
Oh how I wish we had the Wholefood Market here in Wales :(