There has been an age-old debate regarding eating good wholesome food against buying take out or processed foods. Many of the working stiffs believe that they are too busy to prepare meals from scratch, and that it is expensive to do so.
Another misconception is that low-income families believe that many basic foods are out of their reach economically speaking. Research has shown that most low-income families are content with the accessibility of quality foods.
Stay at home mothers are more prone to prepare meals from scratch
These mothers prepare meals this way 4.4 times per week in contrast to working mothers who prepare meals this way 3.6 times a week.
Working mothers can easily emulate if not better these statistics with a little planning and foresight
If you are a working mother, you should create a system that tells you when you have run out of food and ingredients. Plan your meals according to the ingredients, herbs and spices that you have in the home.
Move away from processed and frozen foods as they are far more expensive than buying fresh
Use fresh tomatoes and herbs in your pasta dishes as they are tastier and healthier. Canned tomatoes are expensive and contain unhealthy preservatives and carcinogens.
Making a shopping list will ensure that you do not buy impulsively
Impulsive buyers are more likely to have frozen pizzas, snacks and chips in their trolleys at the checkout point. Not only, is it horrifically expensive, it is extremely unhealthy too. There is no nutritional benefit to eating these types of food.
It is far cheaper to buy fruit for a family of four than to buy candy
Oranges taste great and fill you up when are hungry. Your children will benefit as they will need fewer visits to the dentist. This will save you money too.
It is easy to look for excuses to by junk food, however logic dictates that you will save money in numerous ways by purchasing fresh produce. More and more people are moving towards God’s food and away from man made food.
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