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Healthy Food On A Budget

2010 January 30
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by Alan

If you didn’t know it, Healthy Food on a Budget is a nutrition blog that is run by a registered dietician that lives in Boston. The site is approved by the Boston Public Health Commission, and serves to offer people ways to eat healthy on a budget, demystifying the rumor that healthy food is expensive. It does not have to be expensive and we will explore some of the many ways you can still eat healthy and do it in an inexpensive manner in this article.

There are a couple of ways to look at the expense of food. Healthy food can seem to be more expensive than regular food when you are buying lots of produce and buying some organic foods as well. The bottom line is that when you eat healthier, in general you will be healthier and it will also help your lifestyle in the long run. When you get up into old age or maybe even while you are young, giving your body the right nutrition will help you stay healthier much later in life and you may avoid the exceptionally high cost of medical bills that seem to hit many people as they age. Yes, you may spend more on food at this stage of the game, but later in life you may possibly save thousands on medical bills because you took care of yourself when it counted.

And of course the second way to look at eating healthy on a budget is that you can find lots of healthy foods that aren’t that expensive yet still taste good and that will also give you the nutrition that your body needs. Yes, organic food is expensive, but there are many other choices that are quite inexpensive, yet still are healthy alternatives to the packaged and processed junk that tries to pass for food. Remember, just because the labeling says it is mother tested and kid approved, doesn’t mean that it is healthy. Besides, lines like that usually have no basis in reality and are simply marketing gimmicks to get you to buy a specific product. Labeling and fancy slogans can be printed on cereal boxes in just a few hours and the next shipment out of the factory may have great healthy keywords display boldly on the front of your cereal without anything ever changing inside the box.

On the Healthy Food On A Budget blog you will find grilling recipes, baked foods, desserts, and more, proving that anyone can make healthy, delicious food without having to spend a lot of money. The blog is complete with pictures and descriptions of the food plus the exact recipes that are sure to make anyone’s mouth water no matter what they’re looking for. There really is something on the site for every one.

The blog was developed by Kathy, a member of the Boston Public Health Commission, as part of the Mayor’s Food & Fuel Campaign. It offers economical solutions for healthy eating to help address the rising costs of food and fuel. When we eat produce and foods from other countries that has to be shipped to various places in the United States, that costs the environment a lot of resources, especially in added fuel consumption. So it is always better to buy local foods and produce if you can.

It doesn’t have to be expensive to be healthy, and that is the main point that is reiterated throughout the blog. There are savings tips, coupons and specials, information on specific recipes, and other tools that can help anyone or any family save money on their grocery bill and still be able to eat a healthy meal when they want it, which should be as often as possible. What is really expensive for a lot of people is eating fast food. You typical fast food meal combo is somewhere between $5 and $6 today and when you add that up for a family of 5 that can cost around $30 for a single meal at a cheap restaurant for food that isn’t healthy at all. And $30 a day for 1 meal out can add up to $210 a week if you eat out every day which some families do. That $210 for the week can go a long way towards healthy food that can be prepared in your own kitchen. That’s where Healthy Food On A Budget comes in.

Kathy monitors and maintains the site, and encourages communication from visitors and among the reading community that visits the blog. There are plenty of informational articles about the CDC, reading food labels, what the Boston Public Health Commission does, and other helpful resources to help people learn more about what’s going on with this city’s plan to address the rising costs of food and how to eat a healthy diet. With Healthy Food on a Budget, even people outside of the Boston area can get great tips on food, recipes, and how to save more money without sacrificing healthy food.

Healthy Food on a Budget is one of thousands of blogs about healthy lifestyles, but one of the few that focuses on an economic solution to healthy living. So many of the plans, programs, and websites that you see trap you into thinking that if you want good food you have to pay for it. And some blogs focus of expensive or luxury foods that only a few can afford. However, if you take the time to check out this blog, it’s easy to see how anyone with a willingness to try something new can save money and eat great all the time.

If you’re looking for meat and potatoes or coupons to junky fast food pizza restaurants or delivery pizza on this blog, you won’t find much here except for the healthy alternatives mentioned earlier in this article. However, if you’re looking for fresh, healthy food and tips on saving money on it, this blog is a quality read for you and your whole family.

Healthy food can get you a long way towards your weight loss and dieting goals, but if you are looking for a specific weight loss program, we suggest the FBF Diet Plan also known as the Fat Burning Furnace.

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