This CAN be the case but if you look around there are plenty of bargains to be had with fresh produce. I went to a market just 10 minutes away from me today and grabbed a load of fresh blueberries and raspberries. Both of these are not only delicious, especially frozen in smoothies or as a topping for salads, healthy breakfasts etc, but they can help fight cancer, ageing to name just two.
If you look around the grocery stores, the large supermarkets, there will always be offers on with multiple fresh produce items, even, sometimes, the more pricey items such as the blueberries and raspberries I got today. Buying in-season will also keep the cost down because that item is more readily available so the price reduces.
Yes, organic will ALWAYS be best but, to have a healthy diet, it’s not as important when you’re trying to make your money stretch as far as possible. Just including fresh produce in as many meals as possible (instead of the packaged ready-meals) is going to make a huge difference to your body, your health, your immune system and your happiness.
For instance, today I purchased a big bag of kale from my local supermarket for £1 (around $1.70), sprayed it with olive oil, sprinkled some spices on (sea salt, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder), put them in the oven for 15 minutes and out came a very very healthy and cheap lunch of delicious kale chips.
It CAN be done, you CAN eat very healthily AND keep the cost down, it jut requires a little planning and a little extra time when shopping and your health can become so amazingly wonderful, you can reach the weight you’ve desired for years and you can become much more immune to colds, flu and any other nasties out there.