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People say that its impossible to eat healthy foods while on a budget or fixed income well Im here to tell you that not completely true Dawn Jackson Blatner a Chicago dietitian stated in The Beacon New whether they be working class families struggling with a loss of income or a tightening economy individuals on public assistance or senior citizens on fixed incomes contrary to recently published reports and a common perception it is possible to eat healthfully while pinching penniesMark Bittman wrote an article in the New York Times titled Is Junk Food Really Cheaper and he stated In general despite extensive government subsidies hyper processed food remains more expensive than food cooked at home You can serve a roasted chicken with vegetables along with a simple salad and milk for about 14 and feed four or even six people If thats too much money substitute a meal of rice and canned beans with bacon green peppers and onions its easily enough for four people and costs about 9 Omitting the bacon using dried beans which are also lower in sodium or substituting carrots for the peppers reduces the price further of courseI agree and heres why Im a married man with three kids I work a full time job Im in college part time my wife is in college full time and we live on a very tight budget Ive learned that shopping smart is a major key Sometimes eating healthy can get expensive However there are a few tricks For example you can buy foods such as fish chicken beef and vegetables on sale Also instead of buying canned food youll find that frozen foods are usually cheaper and healthier Just stroll down your local grocery store and compare prices Another option would be to grow your own fruits and vegetables in a backyard or in a flowerpot on a patio it would definitely slash down on food costPortion control plays a
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