Feb 27 2012

Saving Money, Improving Health


Food cost is an issue for me, and I am sure for everyone reading this post. The organic foods that have the most sticker shock for me are meat, poultry, eggs, and butter.

To control costs I practice portion control and use less of certain foods such as meat and butter. On one day I could spend $8.00 on a free range organic chicken, and the next day 69 cents to make a vegetarian stew.

When I average the costs of protein between the two meals it comes out to a little over $4, which fits my budget. This style of eating is also healthier because I am feeding my family less animal fat and more plant-based foods and many kids really love the taste and texture of beans. Kid favorites include chick peas and black beans.

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