Monday, November 21, 2011

Wholesome and Economical Groceries

This is what our shopping cart looks like these days.  The cashier thought it must be some sort of project or experiment; she said people don't usually buy that much produce.  Laughing, I told her this is just what we are eatting.  The boys picked out lots of fruit, but buried in the back are potatoes, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onion, etc.  

Does it cost more?  We're still trying to decide.  Organic does raise the price, but all in all for the same amount of money we would have paid for a case of Mountain Dew we can now buy a fresh pineapple. This particular trip was under $100 at Price Chopper and my shopping cart was overflowing with a variety of tasty foods.  

Want to include more produce for your family?  Lay it out with a variety of colors like the fruit bowl below and you'll entice people to munch healthy things before they even know it. 

1 comment:

  1. My son and I have this conversation all the time--he doesn't think we should spend more on fresh food cuz we are on such a limited income. But while a pineapple may not seem to go as far as a case of Mountain Dew, it has far more nutrition and not all the health hazards of soda. I find I am so much more productive when I eat mostly raw and nothing processed. I have been trying to have the raw stuff more available when my son wakes up and comes home, and I am finding that if it's there and ready, he will go for it. Great post!