Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Continue to Eat Healthy with Rising Prices

Here are some tips to keep your diet as healthy as possible in an unstable economy:
  • Grow as much of your own food as possible
  • Pay attention to specials and sales, but do not compromise on quality. In the long run, quality is better for health than lower prices
  • Go in on CSA shares with friends and neighbors
  • Use coupons whenever possible
  • Make up food in advance and freeze (soups, stews, casseroles)
  • Take turns making meals with friends, neighbors, and relatives
  • Always make a list before you shop
  • Do not go to the grocery store hungry. You will end up purchasing items you don't need or won't be able to consume before spoiling
  • If purchasing organic foods is difficult or not possible due to costs, look for local foods and always wash everything thoroughly (such as produce) before eating
  • Avoid processed and packaged foods. Stick with whole, raw, and natural foods for optimal health and maximization of your dollar

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