Feel Good Powerfood!
We love a healthy lifestyle and wouldn’t be able to get through a day without our powerfoods. More and more people are embarking upon their happy and healthy lifestyle and we couldn’t be happier about it! Still, we do sometimes get asked whether or not healthy food is more expensive than what you might normally eat. Truth be told, it can be. Healthy food doesn’t have to cost huge sums of money, but sometimes, some products will cost a bit more than what you’re used to. But this shouldn’t hold you back…
Quality not quantity
Our motto: focus on quality, not quantity. It’s really not that hard to imagine that you might have to pay more for a high-quality product than for a knock-off, is it? Isn’t it the same with clothing? Price and quality are dependent upon the scale and speed of production, the circumstances in which products are made and the addition (or not) of substances to increase shelf life, for example. Sadly enough, you’re guaranteed to notice the huge differences in quality that result from different means of production!
Time is money
Some ingredients may seem expensive, but consider that these products may last a long time. Dried herbs and powders, for example, can be kept in the cupboard for a very long time and a single jar of coconut oil will last for quite a while. If I cook with coconut oil exclusively, a jar will last for about three months. You’ll go through it a bit faster if you’re also using it as a moisturizer and brushing your teeth with it, but you won’t hear your body complaining!
We do eat as much organic food as possible. These products tend to be a bit more expensive, but there is a logical explanation for that. The yield per hectare of vegetables and fruit of an organic farmer is simply less than that of a conventional farmer. This is due to the fact that organic farming does not rely on artificial fertilizers or chemical pesticides, among other things. As a result, an organic farmer will have to spend more time weeding either by hand or with machines. Organic farming is, therefore, more labor intensive, but it’s much closer to nature and that’s reflected in the price. We really shouldn’t be calling organic food expensive; we should be focused on how shockingly cheap non-organic, mass-produced food has become. It’s all about perspective!
Feel Good food
Powerfoods like fresh vegetables, fruit, brown rice, etc. are, indeed, more expensive than canned vegetables, strange-looking meatballs in sauce or white rice, but if you think about what you get back from your food, the higher price of healthy food is more than worth it… Eat healthy food and you’ll feel fit and when your body is happy, you’ll be happy too. It’s the price you pay to feel good about yourself and we don’t mind investing in that at all!
Tip: Go to the market right before it closes, as many things will be sold at a reduced price. And try to buy products that are in season. Squash is much cheaper in the fall than in the spring. Tomatoes are at their best during the summer. If you keep these things in mind, it can make a big difference in your spending.