Some foods are cheap. I mean that in all contexts of the word 'cheap'. They cost very few dollars but also have little value. The real cost of most convenience foods is paid for not by the wallet but by the body of the consumer.
If one saves some cash and lives off of convenience foods, processed box foods, prepackaged -long-shelf-life foods and the like, a higher price will eventually be paid. Usually that price comes in the form of medical bills.
It is far more important to take a look at the quality of food for the price than that of name brand clothing or appliances, yet it is so often over looked for convenience's sake. It is much more important to see that the food that is consumed is REAL food not simply a modified form of corn or additives or dyes or synthetic vitamins. The body does not recognize these as digestible and there is a great deal of study to prove that it actually alters our DNA structure (and that of future generations DNA, aka: our unborn half of a future child). Are either of these a ‘cost’ something we should be willing to pay to simply make food quicker and more convenient?
The truth is that the true cost of convenience foods is hidden. The old adage of ‘time is money’ does NOT fit when it comes to convenience foods. Just as an example, I can make up to 6 varieties of whole grain muffins in less than 5 minutes. These muffin ‘mixes’ are kept in the freezer and are made in the same time it would take to grab a box of mix off the shelf. They cost me half the money and I can pronounce EVERY single ingredient in them. They will not cost the health of my family with white enriched (aka: synthesized vitamins added) flour which is like glue to the colon, or dyes or preservatives. They taste better, cost less and are still just as convenient. Don’t believe me? Just watch this - http://www.youtube.com/user/thewheatguy#p/u/35/2syZ4XMUbpg
Take the time to learn the skills it takes to use real food. The cost savings in both health and wallet, from immediate benefit to long term FAR outweigh cheap convenience foods.
Best Blessings and enJOY the journey!
The Millers own and operate Millers Grain House which offers Chemical Free and Organic Grains, Grain Mills, Bread Machines, Grain buckets, Bosch Mixers, the NutriMill, instructional tutorials, recipes and more.