Eating healthy costs more?
Saturday, February 02, 2013
I went to the grocery store with a very limited budget and I was trying to choose healthier foods, I can't justify spending $6.98 on 17 oz. of olive oil versus $2.98 for 48 oz. of vegetable oil when all I get is $200 a month for food. I can't afford buying a head of broccoli for $5.99 that will provide 3 meals versus a bag of rice that will provide 10 meals. Healthy eating unfortunately is more expensive than eating junk.I'm going to work on my method of cooking as well. Boiling, baking, grilling (my favorite), something other than frying. I understand its less healthy, but I can't afford it. At least not at the present. AS SOON as I get a job though, that will be the first thing I change. As for right now... I have to be content with cutting down on my portions and I really feel that monitoring and tracking what I eat is going to help me do that. Thanks for the food tracker sparkpeople. its helping me stay on course. :)