Yeah it is more expensive to eat healthy...and now everything is getting more expensive with gas prices. I've been doing the Grocery Game since last August and I thank God for it every day! It tells me when there is the best deal on items~ and if there is a coupon~ so when they are at rock bottom prices it shows up on my GG List and then I stock up on it! My freezer is stocked with chicken and some other meats~ so I mainly go for fresh fruits and veggies and milk! Any other items are mostly already in my stockpile! So while some of my favorite healthy items still don't go on sale (so they won't show up on my GG List) I am saving enough on the rest of my groceries and needs that I can afford to buy those other things!
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Yes I have to agree that eating healthy is just as if not more expensive than eating unhealthy. I just started this program for my second time, in which my first time I saw results. The only thing is I didn't really go out and buy all that healthy hype stuff...lol. I am a stay at home mother and I look for quick meals, to where I don't have to stand over the oven all day. All I did was leave the soda's, candy and junk food behind. I still ate waht i liked and put it on my nutrition tracker and let that track it for me. I worked out like my fitness tracker said and I did just fine. Yea maybe you can lose more weight if you eat what they tell you to, or the low fat stuff, which surprisingly is more expensive...lol. I have a problem I enjoy food..lol. But this is just my thought, I am on a VERy tight budget, and do what I can...GOOD LUCK ALL!!!
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I just watch for sales on lean meat and frozen veggies. I am able to do pretty well with coupons for yogurt and cereal. I have found that I am less wasteful buying whole foods. I also buy frozen entrees for lunch, which saves me money and calories of eating out.
Um, not so much? For instance, I took a Tuna Helper box (Creamy Parmesean) and followed the recipe. However, I also added a block of tofu (for protein and veggie purposes) as well as a bag of frozen vegetables (for veggie purposes). Since those additions didn't add much (or any) fat and sodium, and I got the Tuna Helper nearly free with coupons and the local sale, I felt like I did really well. I don't use ALL the coupons by any means, but I enjoy knowing that I can save money and still eat healthy.
Coupons for yogurt are wonderful - usually one of the brands is on sale and very competitive with the store brands. Almonds in the cans out of the snack aisle are usually NOT competitive with the big bag of almonds I can buy out of the cooking aisle.
Looking forward to hearing what others think!
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I'm one of those people that don't believe everything I hear so when I was told that it's less costly to eat healthy, I thought "on what planet?" Okay, so I get an attitude too. I am a diehard coupon clipper who typically saves 40-60% every week. My husband and kids are out of town this week so I did a little healthy foods shopping just for me. I still bought fruits and vegetables that were on sale so no extravagant purchases. I think I've proved my point. It cost just as much for me to buy healthy, unprocessed foods for 1 as I usually spend for a family of 4. Not only that, now I have a lot more cooking to do, which I detest. Anyone else having trouble adapting to healthier food choices because coupons aren't typically issued for the whole foods found on the perimeter of the store?
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