Changing my eating habits is a non-negotiable for me. I'd rather work at a coffee shop on the weekends than jeopardize my health by eating ramen 3 days a week.
Pre-paleo eating, we would spend about $400 a month on groceries. Our household consists of just my husband and myself. Now, eating a healthy diet, our bill is somewhere around $600/month. What are we supposed to do? We are trying to cut corners, get rid of the frivolous, not the broccoli. The first month that I switched to paleo, we spent a shocking $880 on groceries for two people!
A couple solutions for those of you out there trying to make eating healthy on a budget work:
Ebates- I love this website. Virtually all online shopping I do, I check on ebates for the company first and compare prices. I just got $2 back on a sleeping bag I ordered. I got $.75 on a bag of almond flour. It's not much, but it adds up. To date, I've gotten almost $30 back from this website.
Grocery Saving Tips- I just discovered this website. The link I posted here takes you specifically to the produce section (I didn't think anyone reading this cared about how to save money when buying loaves of bread).
23 Ways to Save on Groceries- I think a little preparation and planning goes far when it comes to grocery shopping. Go with a list. Go with a menu. Stick to it. Discipline. Wax on Wax off Danielson.
I would LOVE suggestions for how you make healthy eating affordable, because I desperately need them. I know how messed up our society is that it is actually cheaper to eat processed food. I live in Colorado and starting a garden or building a greenhouse is out of the question come September where I live. Next summer. :) I need a solution for now.