I hear folks all the time telling me healthy food is too expensive when they go grocery shopping so it’s not doable on a budget.
Two phrases come to mind:
1. Pay now (preventative care – which includes the food I eat for me) or;
2. Pay later (hospital, medications, bills)
Now… I’m tired of seeing everyone I know get older and get health condition after hospital visit after daily medications and can’t help but think of all of the factors that come into play here… Much longer discussion with lots of layers that this post won’t get into.
All I know is: enough is enough.
Fun fact: a lot of us are going to the WRONG places to get cheap produce. The supermarket is a one stop shop for convenience and not price.
If you have one near you, a FARMER’S MARKET/local farm, etc. is where you want to go.
This is where you find produce at ridiculous price cuts compared to the traditional route of a grocery store. It will probably take some more effort to plan that out but if eating healthier and being mindful of your money are two things you want, I highly recommend it.
I bought a huge bundle of grapes (about $4 at the grocery store), 3 cactus pears (right…I never heard of or before either which means my grocery store would prob charge me about a dollar a piece on the LOW end), 3 Asian pears ($1.50 each at a store) and 6 other cool pears I can’t even name for $7
If I was not far from hone when I went to the Farmer’s market I would have went to town on my vegetables…everything I eat for at least half the price in a store.
Me and my two friends went and we came back with more than 5 bags full of fruits and veggies for $22. The same amount and types would have easily been over $40.
How do you say no when you are on a tight budget and want to make better food choices.
Not suggesting a Farmer’s market is perfect but, man, is it steps better (for me, anyways) than my grocery store.
What do you think? Where do you buy your food? Do you have any great places that you can tell me about? I’d love to hear.