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“I don’t eat healthy because it’s so damn expensive!”
Have you ever uttered those words or heard someone around you say it?
My answer is “yes” to both questions.
Isn’t there an way we can eat healthy, and even organic, foods without going bankrupt?
Well thanks to a story from one of my favorite blogs, WorldChanging.com, the answer to that question is a resounding “YES”!
The above mentioned article is about an Oregon couple who decided to take a one month challenge in order to see if they could eat food strictly within the USDA’s food stamp budget. How cool is that?
Rebecca Blood, one half of this Oregon couple, has recently found herself distraught at the figure that the average Oregon Food Stamp recipient receives a mere $21 a week for food. However, Rebecca and her husband are not the only ones to have taken such a challenge. The governor of Oregon recently challenged himself to the same feat!
Rebecca and her husband are blogging the journey of their challenge, complete with mouth-watering photos of the meals they’ve been preparing. The picture at the top of this post is actually one such image.
So what do you think? Do you think if a state governor can live on a diet of healthy, cheap, USDA certified organic food with the budget of $21 per week that it might be possible for the rest of us as well? Would you be willing to try? I think it might be a blast to challenge yourself and some friends to see who can successfully live and eat well on a diet of healthy, affordable, USDA certified organic foods.
So maybe you don’t have to use the $21 figure, but make your own and see what happens. Heck, for that matter, keep the budget you currently have and see if you can buy organic instead of what you normally chow down on.
Heck, why not even combine your green living efforts and cook up some of those tasty meals on the grill?
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.