This blog is called Real Food for Less Money. To me Real Food means that our food is nutrient dense, not processed, whole foods. The kind of foods that God put here for us to eat, not stuff that was made in a factory to be something else and then ‘discovered’ to be food. Our diet still has alot of room for improvement to become optimum. My hope is to be able to share what food items we purchase, how much we spend, what meals are made and what improvements can be made. Part of my intention is to have this as a record in order to track our progress.
What about the Less Money part? One concern that I had when my husband and I first started talking about improving our diet was the money part of it. I had heard and read that eating whole, nourishing foods would cost more. In the grocery store there are quite a few organic choices like crackers, chips, even cookies. If my goal was to switch from standard purchases like regular crackers to organic crackers then yes, it would cost considerably more. But by looking at things differently and choosing instead not always to buy and eat those crackers (which are still a processed food whether organic or not) and instead to put our money where it counts into more nutrient dense foods we are able to keep our budget better under control. Plus we have been making changes slowly which also helps our budget immensely.
Do I think that if I can do this than anyone can? No. What I am sharing with you is what I have available to me in the area I live (in the country on 2 acres in Wyoming) with the resources that I am developing. The time that I have to devote to meal prep may be more or less than what you have. I work from home, have children in school and a baby just learning to walk. Your circumstances may be different. I have internet access which helps me immensely in my education toward our Real Food diet. If you are reading this you probably have internet too but others who really need to learn how to eat Real Food may not. I have a reliable vehicle to enable me to go to the grocery store as needed, to pick up milk and to be able to drive to pick up my
co-op order. Not everyone has the convenience of a reliable vehicle. With all that being said, it is my sincere hope that some of the information provided will be helpful to you and your own Real Food journey. One thing that would help me with that is if you have any tips or opinions on the information offered let me know in the comments section. I believe that learning from others is an important part of this Real Food quest.