Me Eat, Me Save!

We hear it all the time: eat well, live healthy, lose weight, "be a better you." Yeah right. Not only is it hard, it's expensive, too!

A recent article in Yahoo! reports: "Over the past two years, the cost of vegetables, meat, fruit and other high-nutrition, low-calorie foods has increased by an average of 19.5 percent... Our economic outlook isn't only making it harder to make ends meet--it's making it harder to make the two ends of our belts meet."

Solution: eat the healthiest food that your money can buy! The article lists down smart, healthy food alternatives that you can buy for a lot less, based on the book "Eat This! Not That!":

BEST BREAKFAST FOOD:
Eat this!
Eggs ($1.63/dozen)

Not that!
Cereal ($4.50/box)

BEST COOKING OIL:
Eat this!
Canola Oil ($0.96/lb)

Not that!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($5.92)

BEST BROWN-BAGGED FRUIT:
Eat this!
Banana ($0.61/lb)

Not that!
Red Delicious Apple ($1.21/lb)

BEST SNACK VEGGIE:
Eat this!
Carrot ($0.80/lb) --costs a little more, but has more nutritional punch!

Not that!
Celery ($0.78/lb)

BEST POULTRY:
Eat this!
Chicken Leg ($1.43/lb)

Not that!
Chicken Breast ($2.36/lb)

BEST FISH:
Eat this!
Farmed Catfish ($2.52/lb)

Not that!
Pacific Halibut ($4/lb)

Click here for the rest of the article. Happy healthy and budget-friendly eating!