We’ve talked before around here about how eating healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive. I mean, it can be, if you’re eating grass fed steak every single day. And yes, some “real food” ingredients are more expensive than their lesser quality food counterparts. But hey, I’ve seen a lot of junk food that is rather expensive, and if you’re eating out frequently then you are likely spending quite a bit of money that you could be saving…
Oh good grief. Why am I even going there? ;)
Real food can be expensive, but so can junk food, and I’m here to prove to you that eating a whole foods, healthy diet can be done without freaking out your pocketbook. That is all.
I’ve spent some time recently adding up the cost of many of the meals I feed my family, then dividing the amount by the number of people that particular meal feeds. Am I doing this because I have lots of extra time on my hands? (Do you really want me to answer that?)
No, I am doing this because I am excited to see that there are many, many healthy meals that can be prepared for around a $1 per plate! And I want to encourage you – if money is what is holding you back from beginning your real food diet – to take heart and know that really…healthy eating does not have to be expensive.
During the next few weeks and months, I am excited to share posts detailing full meals – with recipes – that cost around $1.00 per plate. This is what I feed my family – and trust me – we aren’t light eaters at our house.
Stay tuned. You will be amazed at how many meals you can feed your family that are healthy, real, delicious – and cost you a buck!
What are your favorite, low cost, real food meals?