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Why A Salad Costs More Than a Big Mac

March 5, 2010

Yanked from The Consumerist, more evidence why growing your own food is better for you.

But what if you can’t or simply don’t grow good food to supplement your diet? No wonder Americans are forced to make difficult choices: good health or putting food on the table?

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  1. March 10, 2010 12:55 pm

    Caroline:
    Followed over here from Chiot’s. I do believe you can eat healthfully and inexpensively. I receive grocery store fliers in the mail each week. I read them as I eat lunch. I give myself a mental allowance of $40 to prepare dinners for 4 people for a week. I assume that cheese and milk is provided (but I’m really not sure what the government provides). It is possible. The family would need to make their food rather than buy processed, prepared foods. Beans, vegetables, stews, soups are all economical, healthful choices. “Peasant food” is typically rich in vegetables and poor in meats.

    People seem to have lost the skills to survive on their own. I hope something or someone will help to educate us in basic skills.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    March 11, 2010 4:38 pm

    Hi Maybelline,

    Thanks for your comment! I think you hit the nail on the head: education. Not only is it smart to educate ourselves in basic life skills, but get an education on what’s good for you and what’s not.

    I’m impressed at the $40 weekly dinner budget; I’d like to be there some day. I guess you could say I’m in the middle of my own education process of how to make more of my own food, and how to create a system linked to the garden that will help feed us all year.

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