Saturday, February 17, 2007

Eating healthy is expensive!

Now I know why there are so many overweight people in this country. I have found since being on this diet the cardiologist put me on, that healthy food costs a small fortune. I went to the store yesterday and bought 2 green peppers, 2 cucumbers, a box of cherry tomatoes, a butternut squash, a spaghetti squash, two little yellow squash, a package of green onions, a little package of sprouts, an 8 oz block of Swiss cheese, an 8 oz block of Cheddar cheese, an 8 oz block of Monterey Jack cheese, three cans of Campbell's low sodium chicken broth, a can of low sodium split pea soup, low fat coffee creamer, a small box of Vanilla Wafers, a roll of paper towels, generic aluminum foil, and two containers of bleach and it came to $78.05!

My husband went to Sam's a couple days ago and got the fish I am supposed to eat instead of red meat or pork...or mystery meats. He got a 3 lb package of salmon, a 3 lb package of cod loins, a box of oranges, a box of spring greens (salad), a bag of jelly beans (not good, but an impulse buy for himself), a gallon of orange juice, a bag of tortilla chips and the total came to $87!!!

So, that's $165 for food in just a couple of days...and it's mostly fresh so will have to be replaced soon. I wonder if this can be covered under our medical insurance! (Just joking, of course they would never cover food plans prescribed by a doctor even if it is going to save them big hospital costs.)

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