One of the most common excuses when it come to maintaining healthy diet is that cooking healthy foods is expensive. I can agree with this to an extent, but not in full. Instead of making a meal full of nutrients people opt for various fast food meals which are full of who knows what. Here’s a simple breakdown to consider.
Family of Four at McDonalds
1 Big Mac Meal – $5.99
2 Cheeseburgers Meal – $4.89
2 Chicken Nugget Happy Meals – 3.29 (x2)
Total: $17.46 + tax
Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato and Zucchini Hash
1 lb ground turkey – $4.99
3 sweet potatoes (approx. 1.5 lbs) – $2.50
2 zucchini – $3.00
1 onion – $0.99
*Makes four servings
It does take planning, but if you take the time to make that plan, you can feed your family much healthier foods at a lower cost than fast foods. We strongly encourage you to give it a try. Make smarter food choices will not only change the way you look, but also the way you feel.