The other day an announcement was made about eating healthy. News host blasts, "Eating Healthy Can Break the Bank!"
A better title would have been "Eating Healthy Would Cost an Extra $1.04 Per Day, and You're Worth it."
A new article went further by listing pitfalls of eating healthy. First it mentioned the $365 annual increase to your grocery bill. With the recession, unemployment, and high insurance premiums this immediately would scare readers. The so called health expert never mentioned how to combine certain foods to stretch dollars:
1. Add veggies to meat loaves (shredded carrots, spinach, oatmeal...
2. Combine legumes with veggies and rice for protein
3. Sprinkle sunflowers seeds on spaghetti and use as meat alternative
4, Follow food guideline to make sure you're not over eating. Overeating can lead to a higher grocery bill.
5. Eating 6 fruits and veggies a day does not mean eating 6 fruits and 6 veggies
Last, media cannot tell us everything. We should investigate, ask questions, and read (recipe books, nutrition magazines, eating foods in season...)