Sunday, December 8, 2013

Breaking News: Eating Healthy Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

In case you missed it, a study came out this week sensationalizing for the masses just how much more expensive it is to eat healthy ($550 more a year). Just what America needs, another excuse to skip the veggies, whole grains, fruit and lentils and load up on various iterations of salt, sugar and fat. But it doesn't have to be that way.

I went grocery shopping today. Spinach, bag of limes, two bags of celery, three bags of 2lbs of carrots, romaine hearts, almond milk, silken tofu, pounds of apples, a purple sweet potato, two pears, ginger, a lemon, a bag of kiwis, a bag of avocados....and it set me back a whopping $43. (This is more than a week worth's of food people). Oh, and it was all organic. Had I gone the conventional route, it would have been about 30% less. Sorry, "Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day," I think I can squeeze by on about $3.60.

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