posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 06:51 PM
We just got back from the restaurant. My wife and I and my daughter went to have an all you can eat fishfry at a local restaurant. All local Lake
Superior fish less than four days old. I had an order of fried whitefish and a second order of trout. The daughter had two orders of salmon, one
grilled and one fried. My wife only had one order. That is a healthy meal, and the bill for the three of us was less than forty bucks. I ate a
whole fish and so did my daughter.
That is a healthy meal, real fish deepfried is not bad for you. Processed fish, stuff with chemicals on it to retard it's spoiling, is not good for
you. Home fries are made from local potatoes, straight from the farmer here. Little antisprouting chemicals are added.
Organic carrots at the store are always on sale to bring them down to the price of commercial ones....they taste more flavorable. Organic celery is
just a little more than regular and that tastes better also. Local eggs taste better than big chain eggs, they are fresher and the price is about a
buck a dozen more. I don't care if there is no nutrient difference, they just taste better.
Soup bones are cheap, the meaty ones are less than two bucks a lb. Add some veggies and cook for hours and you have a big pot of homemade soup for
under ten bucks. Enough to feed a family of six a supper till it comes out of their ears. You cannot get much cheaper than that. Some homemade
dumplings on top for that price also.
Eating healthy can be cheap. You do not have to buy everything certified organic. We just got back from the vegetable stand in Ishpeming and got two
bags full of good food for twelve bucks. Two types of lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, brussell sprouts, tomatoes, apples, pears, and some other
things. It wasn't more expensive than eating at McDonalds.
People just don't want to spend time cooking, that is the problem. They want to toss something in the Microwave and empty a box on a cookie sheet
into the oven. Not many people want to bake bread nowadays, I can see summertime but in the winter our breadmachine helps to heat the house. The
recipe I got is easy on the stomach also, it contains some whole grain rye and barley, both of which contain enzymes to help digest starches.
The OP is right, eating good does not have to cost more. We buy grassfed organic beef from someone we have been dealing with for about ten years. It
costs about five bucks a lb to buy a quarter. The thing is, I am satisfied eating half of what I usually eat if I eat commercial beef, it has some
better chemistry to it. It is like eating venison, you fill up faster because it contains some special proteins that we crave. We want to eat more
of commercial beef because until we get what we need we will keep eating.
People just don't understand that a list of vitamins and minerals does not make food. There is chemistry unique to certain muscles in meat. You
cannot eat the same muscle over and over. Eggs are cheap and they are good food. They had a bad rap, I think the cereal companies started that
fallacy to boost their sales. Bacon is not bad for you if you eat more natural foods most of the time. Keep it reasonable though, a person should
not eat more than a pound of bacon at one time.........I can personally tell you that is not good.....well, maybe it was good but I went through a lot
All I have been trying to say is that eating healthy does not have to be expensive. It is more time consuming but you can train yourself to like
cooking. Eating out or eating processed food once in a while won't hurt you. Doing it all the time isn't good.