I wonder why .............

United States
October 7, 2008 12:11pm CST
the less money we have for groceries the worst we eat?? You cannot buy healthy food , it is so expensive. So we have to buy the cheapest items and none of it is good for anyone. Dog food would be better for you to eat!!!
5 responses
@jwfarrimond (4474)
7 Oct 08
Eating cheaply but healthily is not impossible, it just takes more planning and a better knowledge of foods and how to cook them. I never buy processed prepackaged ready meals, I cook all my own food from the basic ingredients and bake my own bread (with a bread machine admittedly) but home made bread is not only cheaper, it's a lot better for you because it does not have all the preservatives and other garbage that gets put into commercial bread. I know what goes into my food because I put it there!
• United States
8 Oct 08
I agree. Ever since starting grad school, I've been extremely pressed for money, but I still try to eat healthy. It DOES take a lot of planning. I study the circulars from my local supermarkets on a weekly basis and buy whenever something's on sale. It IS cheaper to cook food from basic ingredients. Store brand not necessarily of an inferior quality, so I try to buy store brand whenever I can. Some things, like chicken, I'll usually only buy brand names, but it's just preference.
8 Oct 08
I usually have chicken not only because it is lower in fat, but the other meats, beef and so on, are just too expensive these days and I've never found a meat free diet to be satisfying, (I've tried it) or necessarily cheaper.
• United States
11 Oct 08
Eating healthfully is not expensive. I have been doing it for years. I cook from scratch. I use a lot of rice, lentils, split peas, dried beans, fresh veggies and fruit. None of that is expensive.
• United States
11 Oct 08
Eating healthy is not impossible on a small budget. The biggest thing you have to do is plan meals ahead of time there are a lot of healthy foods out there that could be made from a few simple ingredients. Such as eggs - they are high in protien, and you can make omlettes, scrambled, easy over, hard boiled etc. Beef can be turned into a ton of meals all you need are some seasonings to give it a slightly different flavor Yams/Sweet Potatoes - Very healthy for you, can be made with garlic to taste like garlic mashed potatoes, can be made with some cinnamon and sugar to be made into a sweeter healthier dessert. Chicken is slightly expensive but if you do buy it you can make thousands of dinners, lemon garlic chicken, pecan crusted chicken, warm chicken on salad etc. Tuna Fish - high in omega 3 fatty acids, its good for you. Makes a quick easy lunch or a nice tuna casserole (noodles are generally only about $1 a pack, even for whole wheat) Bananas and strawberries - you can freeze them then blend them for a great morning smoothie. You also need to be able to bargain shop - I've found that the local Wal-Mart offers a large selection of foods for low prices.
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
I think it is not impossible to buy healthy foods even you have a tight budget... the problem is you have a little choice of which to buy and you will end up buying gthe same food again and again. Like in my country, there are vegetables that is cheaper but very few... so if you want to buy for that cheap price, you have to buy the same vegetables again and again.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Cheap foods are generally not as healthy as more expensive foods. Even when grocery money is tight I try to buy fresh vegetables though. Too much processed food is not good for you.