I’ve discovered why America is so overweight, why we are seriously obese!
Go ahead…call your peeps…I’ll wait.
(gameshow music playing….then record scratch..)
So you all know about my false pretense on getting healthier *cough*
I mean my attempt on being healthier. So off we went shopping yesterday and I have my trusty little list so I can keep to what we really need, and the coupon’s and all that.
I was already determine to make a homemade fruit salad since the hubs loves it and I can pack that for him to take to work. That way he wont have the excuse that he didn’t have time for a break ‘cause he can eat that at his desk. Also cause I’m trying to introduce the little guy to more foods.
I started doing the shopping while the Hubs went next door to get his hair cut and right there, in the fruit and vegetable item it hit me like a ton of bricks where falling over my head. HOLY CANOLI - BEING HEALTHY IS SO FREAKING EXPENSIVE!
I kid you not, how can I have my daily intake of fruits when they are so darn expensive?
OMG, no wonder why we are so overweight. EVERYTHING that was on sale was really the bad stuff for you: Cookies, Ice cream (2 for$5, now-why can they do that with chicken tenders, huh?), the white bread, Coke ($0.69) etc. Everything that we are supposed to avoid is what’s on sale every.single.day. OK, I’m lying. The cabbage & Yogurt were on sale too. There.
The eggs…I almost peed my pants laughing. Regular eggs cost a third of free range eggs.
A third people! So how on earth they want me to purchase those when I'm on a budget? How the heck is America supposed to do better? If you have $5 for lunch you can go to Taco Bell, get a $0.89 loaded burrito, a side of nachos and a coke and have money left over. Can’t say that I can do that at the deli for a healthy turkey sandwich or a salad. Maybe.... Subways.
And have you been to WHOLE FOODS? That’s like someone that buys at Target going to Saks on Fifth…yeah, I get your stuff may be better but I would be out of a home if I could afford buying everything there…so…yeah, not happening.
Good meat, good fruits, healthy bread, all that comes with a price. People that are on a budget need to watch where their money is spent and it cannot always be on the healthy stuff. Yes, I can get water instead of soda, but if I want variation juices are not cheap (I’m talking about 100% juice). Back on the mother land most people make their own out of fruit, so Hubs thinks it would be a good idea to get a juicer…except is a $75+ investment…maybe we just stick with a blender.
No wonder people go to the Dollar menu place so often. I’m sure more people would eat better if it was more affordable. Yes, we do make bad choices and I think most of us have no idea what so ever in regards to portion size. If we ever do get the correct portion we complain is too small. But eating healthy is so much more costly.
I wish Panera would do a $1 tuna sandwich, or Wholefoods would have more sale items or coupons ( I don't know if they do now but they didn't when I use to shop there), but that's not going to happen. Another mystery to me besides the Pyramid of Giza is the cost of water bottles are so expensive when you go out (try a amusement park or Zoo if you don't believe me) and they do not come with a refill...so most people succumb to the soda 'cause they figure at least they can do refills.
I am on a quest to find good prices...I don't like Walmart for food, seems like they are not cheaper than my regular place... I also have to check Trader Joe's and see if they are any better... but maybe now that our Target is having a grocery built I can find some sales there.
So off I go, on my quest to be healthy and still afford the occasional shoe...lets see what happens.