Healthy Food Isn’t Expensive
One of the biggest excuses that I hear from others about eating better is that they find it to be more expensive than what they’ve been eating so far. That’s not always the case. In fact, if you’re willing to spruce up your cooking skills, you’ll come out far ahead by preparing your meals at home.
Don’t believe me? Daily Spark has a great series of photos that show what $20 and less can get you with fast food and what healthier options you can get for the same price.
Inspired, I’ve decided to sign up for the $5 Slow Meal Challenge for next month and demonstrate that you can have a fantastic meal, easy to prepare at a reasonable price.
In case you’re curious, here’s the information straight from the site:
THE CHALLENGE: This September 17, you’re invited to take back the ‘value meal’ by getting together with family, friends and neighbors for a slow food meal that costs no more than $5 per person. Cook a meal with family and friends, have a potluck, or find a local event.
WHY: Because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food. If you know how to cook, then teach others. If you want to learn, this is your chance. Together, we’re sending a message that too many people live in communities where it’s harder to buy fruit than Froot Loops. Everybody should be able to eat fresh, healthy food every day.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Sign up for the challenge! You can cook a meal with friends and family, find a local event, or host your own event. When you sign up, we’ll send you $5 cooking tips.
Preparing for the $5 Slow Meal Challenge
I’ve decided to go ahead and join in the challenge and in September, I’ll include a short series on the Slow Meal Challenge.
- What is the Slow Meal Movement?
- Inviting Friends/Family for the Slow Meal Challenge
- Meals $5 and Under (per person)
- Selecting the Menu for the Dinner
- Review of the Meal with Pictures