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Incorporating Healthier Foods into Our Diet | Frugal & Simple

Incorporating Healthier Foods into Our Diet

Over the course of the past few weeks I have been attempting to purchase and prepare healthier foods. I’m trying to avoid processed food, really sugary foods & most “junk” food. I know there is going to be a transition towards healthier eating and I’m not trying to jump in all at once and dramatically change our eating habits. I believe slow steps are in order, especially to avoid frustration, giving up and going back to some of our old habits. I’ve found a lot of helpful information on the site Passionate Homemaking in my attempt to make wise choices about the foods we eat and still stay within our budget.

I’m not, at this point, attempting to purchase and consume 100% organic foods, that’s just not feasible for us at this point.  I will be purchasing meats and produce that are conventionally raised.

Today we had our first grocery shopping trip of the month. We went to Whole Foods in Franklin.

Here is the Whole Foods Purchase:

2.00 pounds Bread Flour  (@$1.39/lb) $2.78

0.83 pounds Black Beans (@$1.69/lb) $1.40

1.95 pounds Pinto Beans (@$1.99/lb) $3.88

1 bunch Leaf Lettuce $1.99

7.91 pounds Split Broilers (@$2.59/lb.) $20.49

14 ounces Coconut Oil $9.99

Total spent: $43.47 (Whole Foods takes $.10 off per bag you bring!!)