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Excuse Number 1: Eating healthily is too expensive. I can buy a bag of chips for £1!

The most common excuse we hear for not eating a more healthy, balanced diet is that healthy foods are too expensive. Unfortunately, companies are making junk food cheaper and cheaper and of course, the price of fresh produce is often more expensive. But the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ really couldn’t be truer than in this instance.

I saw an advert last night for a large supermarket chain selling a 1kg bag of oven chips for £1! It’s no wonder people reach for them first, especially those with a family of mouths to feed. But you buy the chips for £1. What do you get in the suggested portion of 60g? 6% fat, 259 calories but only 10% of your RDA for carbohydrates. Where’s the nutritional value in that? At the same supermarket, you can get a 2.5kg bag of potatoes for 40p more. Lets look at the nutritional value in the suggested portion of 100g; 0.3% fat, 70 calories and over 15% of your RDA for carbohydrates.

So, you spend 40p more but get more than double the weight, a tiny fraction of the fat and calories, plus more of your RDA for carbs. It’s a no-brainer!

We’ve come up with a healthy menu which can be made from only 20 items! So your food shopping bill will decrease along with your waistline.

 

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