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Eating Healthy For Cheap

How how how can I do this, all the organic good stuff is so so expensive. Salmon is great, but good salmon is well over $12 a pound. Even veggies are expensive.

Sun. Jan 7, 9:19pm

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Beans! Even organic beans are reasonable, esp. at Trader Joes if you have one, or purchased dry bulk from a health store. In a list of the top ten superfoods for antioxident value as deteremined in a USDA study listed in today's paper, small red beans was #1 (over the publicly touted blueberries). Red kidney beans and pinto beans were # 3 and 4, and black beans came in at #18. Organics are still pricey but they are coming down, especially if you buy in season.

Monday, January 08, 2007, 12:04 AM

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Be careful about tuna...

it's loaded with mercury. In fact, if you ate what the FDA says it's "safe" to eat, you would almost certainly be over a safe level! and particularly if you get pregnant, STAY AWAY from tuna.

Monday, January 08, 2007, 2:27 AM

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I'm not interested in starting a debate or anything, but I don't buy organic because I haven't read anything that definitively proves that organic food is better for you.

I did read something by a pretty noted expert that said the organic food craze was the greatest fraud perpetuated against the American public.

I agree with the philosophy, but at the grocery store I've come to believe that you're paying more for the same thing.

Stick with whole foods that aren't preprocessed and wash your produce. You'll be fine.

You should read up on organic vs. non-organic and decide for yourself.

Monday, January 08, 2007, 8:21 AM

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No, "organic" isn't the greatest fraud

perpetrated on the American people. You're getting confused with your corporate stooges. That was Inoehof's comment (or however you spell his name) about global warming.

Organic isn't just about you and your little body (tho there is plenty of evidence to suggest that pesticide residues are damaging and can cause various problems, including cancer). THere is also this small issue of the environment.

Monday, January 08, 2007, 9:45 AM

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Re eating organic, while I believe that it would be desirable to eat all organic foods - both for the health of your body (there are recent studies that organic foods do, in fact, contain more vitamins and minerals than non-organic) and the health of our world - the simple fact is that I cannot afford them right now. If you want to eat cheaply, organic foods are probably not going to be an option. If you really want to eat organic, you could see if there are any organic food co-ops in your neighborhood - there is one in my neighborhood that allows you to get a discount on the cost of the produce by doing more work for the coop. And in the summer you can grow your own, which will be more delicious by far than even the organic produce at your local supermarket - you can plant in pots if you don't have room to plant a garden.

Conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables offer excellent nutrition - just wash them thoroughly. And frozen veggies contain as much nutrition as their fresh counterparts, and often cost less.

As for the original question of eating healthy for cheap, I'd say that you first need to take a look at your current eating habits. Do you eat out or order delivery often? Cooking for yourself will save you a lot of money and be much more heatlhy. Do you use a lot of processed foods? Cooking from scratch will often save you money and you'll avoid all of the additives and chemicals in the processed foods.

As for eating fish, I don't know how to afford that on a budget. Look to inexpensive cuts of other lean meats - when I was on a tight budget, I never paid more than $1.99 a pound for meats, and tried to stay at $0.99 a pound. Watch for sales, stock up and freeze it in the portion sizes that you will use. I often see boneless, skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.99 a pound. Whole chickens often go on sale for $0.49 a pound. Roast one or two on the weekend and freeze the leftovers for sandwiches and other meals. Turkey can be economical, too, given how much meat you'll reap from one cooking session - again, freeze the extras.

Lean cuts of beef often go on sale. Some inexpensive cuts do best in a slow cooker, where they can become tenderized by the long cooking time. 80% fat ground beef is the least expensive, but not the healthiest. To remove a lot of the fat, after you brown it, put it in a colander and rinse it thoroughly in hot water.

I hope some of these ideas help!

Monday, January 08, 2007, 10:24 AM

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