Our Family, (I mean me) has recently taken a hiatus on couponing… mostly because I have been lazy or preoccupied when it’s time to sit down and make my list for the store, but the food you can get for cheap hasn’t been the healthiest either, so I’ve tried to steer clear. I got this article in my inbox this morning from Simplemom.net about healthy eating. What do you frugal mamas out there think?

“Our culture is one that craves convenience and that has unfortunately translated into mainstream food that is cheap and readily available, yes, but at the cost of our health. Over the years, the economy has molded itself around this desire for convenience in the form of processed, packaged and generally unwholesome foods.

The result? These are the foods that are being highly subsidized by government and large corporations, and thus they are the temptingly affordable foods on the grocery store shelves.

Enter the whole foods, slow foods movement. Farmers are raising animals and crops the right way, but they are having to fight against the mainstream culture in order to give us these high-quality foods. The cost of production is greater for them, and that means that it is greater for us if we want to purchase these nourishing, whole foods to serve our families.

As you said, they really don’t appear to play well together, forcing us to feel like we have to choose. The wonderful reality, though, is that we don’t really have to choose. I think we just have to be more intentional and proactive in where and how we spend our dollars, and in determining what the food culture of our homes will be.”

To read on go to http://www.simplemom.net or click the link on the side.

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