Nope, not an April Fools’ joke – though this is April Fools’ Day. : > Health food is cheap, pretty much no matter which way you look at it!
Of course, since I don’t eat meat, I can eat top of the line asparagus and still not spend as much as a meat eater. I eat out a fair amount, keep track of all of that and groceries, and still don’t spend much on food.
One answer is that I have wonderful organic asparagus up in the garden right now – ready to be snapped off and munched. I doubt if any of it actually makes it into the house! It is so good. Organic food has flavor. Butter, for instance, has a wonderful taste and tang when it isn’t produced by grain-fed cows in a factory. It’s not just a mouthful of grease. Savoring that flavor slow down eating some, so we might feel full quicker.
Right now for breakfast, I’m having What’s for Dinner’s squash harmony. To raise the protein level, I threw in a handful of sliced almonds. Their food is not all organic or vegetarian. It is mostly local, and it is prepared by happy folk, who are having a good time doing good work, and being paid reasonably well. That is important to me. I don’t like my food handled by disgruntled folk, as we find at many mainstream groceries. Not good for the food or for me.
Organic food, healthy food is perhaps more expensive when you haven’t grown it yourself. But I don’t have medical bills. Once that’s factored into the food bill, many folk are paying a ton in food costs to be unhealthy. Most of the folk in my high school class have at least one chronic or acute disease – many have several, mostly cancer, diabetes, heart disease. There is a major food component to all of those fork diseases – meaning we give them to ourselves with our forks.
Health food is way cheaper than spending 20 years miserable before you leave the planet. Is it not so?