Is it possible to eat healthy food at a low cost?

@Stegeo3 (199)
United States
August 19, 2009 10:19am CST
Can eating healthy be possible for anyone at any economic status, or can only the rich eat healthy?
5 responses
• United States
19 Aug 09
Buying the "healthy" foods at the market can get very expensive, But if you cook your own healthy foods it really is on the most part cheaper to eat healthy. Dried beans, barley, & rice all cost a dollar or less for a 1 lb. bag. yes they take a little longer to cook but the lack of preservatives and the larger amounts are worth it. It is also both cheaper and healthier to buy local produce from road side stands a farmers markets. Not only is everything fresher they tend not to be sprayed with chemicals. The farmers usually sell at much lower prices for example I got 100 ears of corn for $10, our stores sell 8 ears for $2-3. I simply freeze what we don't eat and benefit all winter long.
@Stegeo3 (199)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Interesting. My family just recently bought an electronic shredder. We weren't sure whether we should shred all our vegetables at one time and stick 'em in the freezer until we needed them later.
• United States
25 Aug 09
I like to make quick bags. I cut up the veggies for say soup and put them in the same bag and I cut them the way I would need them for certain recipes. Zucchini bread gets shredded zukes, while corn tends to go in on the cob just husked. Tomatoes get diced and most go in with the basic onion and peppers as I use them like that in a lot of recipes.
• China
19 Aug 09
Definitely! I am not rich, but I think most of what I eat is healthy. Just more vegetables and less junk food. If you are confident enough, buy some raw material and cook it yourself. In this way, heath can be ensured.
@sblossom (2170)
19 Aug 09
I totally agree with you. I’m not rich but I think I live healthily. Besides to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits also need to learn some correct cooking skills. Now the cooking program is more and more popular on TV, so try to spend some time on this kind of program and get some ideas how to live healthily, economically and stylishly.
@tutor19us (455)
• India
23 Aug 09
Yes, I think so. I feel healthy food is the cheapest and you need more money for junk food. For example, you can avoid oil and eat boiled/steamed food that is more healthy.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
Of course, the "healthy" foods available in the market which is so expensive may not be that healthy because it's still processed. I am not rich but i eat healthy as possible. i grow some vegetables and herbs so it is much cheaper and much healthier because it's fresh. Then i buy organic veggies and other fresh produce direct from the farmers.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
why not??? if you prepare it yourself... you save money... plus you are sure it is clean... and healthy (fastfoods tend to use a lot of fat........)