Saturday, December 5, 2009


I just got home from the grocery store and I'm frustrated. I feel like I only have so many options when it comes to buying food for my family:

  1. Buy whatever is on sale with whatever coupons I can find and just eat it. No matter how processed or fattening it is. At least I saved money.
  2. Buy a few healthy foods and the rest of the cheap stuff. Still not spending a ton.
  3. Buy all healthy foods (lower fat, lower calories, lower sodium) to keep myself from getting fatter than I already feel and spending a nice amount of moolah.
  4. Buy organic and fresh and spend half a pay check to feed the family for two weeks.
Why??? Why does it have to be that way?

As a consumer, I want the healthy, organic, low fat, low sodium foods for cheaper than what most people buy. Since fewer people buy those options, shouldn't they lower the prices so they can sell more? Probably not but I want them to.

I don't want to have to scrape by in every other aspect of our budget just so we can have healthy food that doesn't take three gillion hours to prepare. Is that too much to ask?

Apparently, it is.

Also, as a side note, I went to the store (in the rain) in a hoodie with my hair piled on top of my head and was recognized by a student at Heritage. Wow. Embarrassing. Also, I had on zero make up. Gah! What a skank!!!


Rachel said...

I totally agree and I.HATE.IT.

melnewby said...

You know I'm feeling your pain! It makes me so mad that we're trying to better ourselves and spending a ton of money in the process. I still clip coupons, but I don't use near as many of them since we've started counting calories. Let me know if you see any good healthy deals out there and I'll do the same! :)