“Go to the store and buy some chicken breast, mixed greens, veggies, olive oil, and vinegar. For $4 you would have enough ingredients for several salads, and again, it would be much healthier.”
Tony Schober
“Eating foods that include leafy vegetables, pulses, fruits and milk and cutting out on processed foods can prove to be a healthy and inexpensive way of staying fit on a shoe-string budget.”
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No Time to Cook?

“We’re spending more time watching other people cook food on television than we are cooking ourselves.” — Michael Pollan

“He went on to suggest that marketers are rather soft on defining what cooking is–any combination of two or more ingredients. So, lettuce and dressing? Cooking. You made a sandwich? Congratulations, you did some cooking. In a sense, the notion of making food has been distorted and manipulated and some are fooled into thinking that heating up a frozen pizza means they know their way around the kitchen.”   — CBCBooks on Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

 

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Average daily time spent on watching television: 2.77 hours
Average daily time spent on food prep and cleanup: 0.57 hours

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Canned Food Can Be Healthy and Cheap

I’m a big user of canned spinach, canned tomatoes, and canned fish. Some canned foods can be very healthy for you, and save you a ton of money.

“While all forms of the foods — canned, frozen, fresh and dried — were nutritious, when you added the cost of the inedible portions and the cost of the time to prepare to the price, in most cases the canned versions delivered nutrients at a lower total cost.” — Cathy Kapica, an adjunct professor of nutrition at Tufts University.

Read more about some canned foods that are healthy for you in this article:

Fresh vs. Canned: Can You Get Healthy Food from a Can?

http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/23/fresh-vs-canned-can-you-get-healthy-food-from-a-can/slide/pinto-beans/

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“Death to the Chicken Finger!” – Adam McDowell

Adam McDowell points out that raising kids on nothing but crap will create a generation of adults who will eat nothing but crap:

“For a generation, many North American parents have indulged children’s picky eating tendencies by sticking them in an endlessly repeating loop of chicken fingers, burgers, pizza, plain pasta, mac and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Anyone who has sat down for a meal with youngsters over the past 25 years will recognize this list of typical “kids’ foods.” Pushed out of the picture, to varying degrees for different children, are fruits and vegetables and anything else that might challenge them, from spicy delicacies to unfamiliar proteins. To picture what this might look like to a visitor from almost anywhere else in the world, imagine we just mashed up some bread and cheese and mechanically separated chicken flesh together, called it Kiddy Chow, and bought it by the bag to rip open to feed the tots.” – Adam McDowell

See more at: http://news.nationalpost.com/the-kids-menu/#sthash.VioVmhub.dpuf

Love your children. Teach them to eat.

Read “Death to the Chicken Finger.”

Healthy Foods under $1

“An apple a day keeps the debt collector away!” –

Jeff Yeager