I started on the road to healthy eating while trying to gain control over my daughter’s eczema. After immersing myself in researching everything I could find on healing the body with food, we completely changed our eating habits. Overwhelmed and stressed, we blindly jumped right in and dumped all of our junk food in the trash, because to us, our family’s health was worth it.
We did everything “right”. We started purchasing the highest quality food I could find along with every health supplement fad on the market, but we were headed for burnout. FAST!
I shopped at Whole Foods, feeling defeated as our grocery bill climbed higher and higher with my complicated, fussy health food purchases. We were seeing positive changes, but as a one income family, we couldn’t keep up with this type of spending. Our food budget and my stress level were through the roof! To make things worse, my family didn’t always like the strange food that I was cooking, and I was overwhelmed with the amount of time I was spending in the kitchen and meal planning.
I was determined to make this work and prove wrong the common saying, “healthy eating is too expensive and too much work!” By combining good old fashioned wisdom from my mother on how to cook humble food from scratch with new money saving strategies, I did indeed start to make this healthy food budget work! We now spend about $80-100/week on food, and I spend minimal time in the kitchen cooking delicious simple meals that everyone in my family actually eats! If you are feeling overwhelmed by eating healthy on a budget, I would love to help! Teaching others how to prepare humble healthy food for their families is my life’s passion!