Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Healthy eating needn't be costly"

This is the headline from an Associated Press story in today's local paper.
The article notes that in these hard economic times, many people think it is more frugal to eat cheap fast food than more expensive fresh fruits, veggies and seafood.

But the writer points out that there are many ways to eat healthfully on a lower budget.

Some of the less expensive but healthful foods mentioned: eggs, spinach, milk, apples, carrots, canned or frozen corn, canned tomatoes, chicken, potatoes and lean hamburger. I would add canned tuna and brown rice, right off the top of my head.

Fast food may be convenient and cheap, but most of it is a nutritional zero--not good for you or your kids!

And in the middle of summer, fresh veggies and some fruits are widely available and less expensive than at any other time of year.

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