Eating Healthy is too Expensive...Not if you Plan, Prepare and Cook your Meals
It's not sexy. It's not ground breaking. But it's the truth.
Let me show you an example. It's actually my example.
My food bill for the last month came to £350 (give or take).
Now that may seem expensive. Especially when it's in a lump sum like that. But when you take into account how many meals that covers, you'll see, it's actually not.
That has covered the meals for my family. That's me, hubby and little K, for the month.
That's 3 meals a day for the three of. There's also snacks, but we'll leave those for now.
That's 270 meals in total. Although there have been a few meals out so let's call it 250, just to be conservative.
£350 has covered 250 meals.
Doesn't look so expensive now, hey?
The average cost of each meal...£1.40.
And believe me, we don't skimp on food.
All of our meat is free range, grass fed and organic. Eggs are free range.
Satay chicken, stir-fry, fillet steak and chips, Bolognese, burgers. They are all regulars in our week.
I also go for easy, sometimes more expensive options like packet rice, pre-chopped chillies, ginger and garlic. So there is scope for reducing the bill further.
All of this is possible because we plan, prepare and cook (the majority) of our food.
While we were moving, this was a few months ago now, I wasn't quite organised enough to make lunches, so I had to buy them.
Every day it cost me about £6. And that was using a meal deal.
Over the course of a week that set me back £30 in just lunches. Over a month £120. And if I'd carried on £1,560 over a year. And that's for a soggy sandwich.
Buying the ingredients to make a sandwich makes them much healthier, a fraction of the cost, and in my opinion, much tastier.
By cooking your own food, you know exactly what is going into it. No preservatives to lengthen the shelf life. No non-food stuffs to chemically enhance the flavour. Just natural, nutrient dense ingredients.
So start cooking. You won't be saying eating healthy is too expensive any more.