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11/5/08 9:21 P

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There's a Spark article called "Eating Healthy on a Budget" that's great. You can click on it in my favorites on my SparkPage.
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11/5/08 9:31 A

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I don't think it always costs more to cook healthy but a lot has to do with how you shop. I will use a recent KFC commercial for example. I know that KFC isn't healthy but it will show my point.

The commercial shows a family buying food to see if they can make KFC cheaper than if they go and buy a bucket of chicken. It shows them buying all of the ingredients and yes quickly it adds up to be more than the bucket of chicken. However, I don't think most of us cook or shop like that.

In comparason, if I were to make fried chicken because I wouldn't need to buy many of the items because I already have them on hand. Not that I wouldn't count the flour as part of the cost but not as much as what the commercial does. What I am saying is that there are certian foods you have on hand as staples and don't need to buy each time you go shopping and if you buy them the most ecconomical way it saves you even more on cooking.

Here is another example, I make my own bread right down to grinding my own wheat which is the most expensive ingredient I put in a loaf of bread. I actually make about 3-4 loaves at a time. It costs me about $.50 in wheat to do that. It costs me maybe a dollar to make 3-4 loaves of bread. I can't buy one loaf for that let a lone find one that has no hfcs in it. I know what is in my bread and it is all good. Honey is the sweetener I use and when I have had my children's friends eat it or even served it to adults have heard that "it is the best brown bread they have ever had."

Yes, it can be more expensive to eat healthy but a lot of it is what you are making and how you shop.


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11/5/08 9:05 A

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I am on a budget and meals that take a lot of money to make is hard to do, and it seems it's easier and cheaper to make non-healthy meals. Anyone care to share how they eat healthy on a budget? emoticon

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