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Eating Well on a Downsized Food Budget

Posted Mar 04 2009 2:52pm

My Hero, Jane Brody shares more practical wisdom in yesterday’s New York Times Article “Eating Well on a Downsized Food Budget”. If we can only pay attention and get back to basics, we good be much healthier and spend less.

My son who is now 39 has long told me that he doesn’t believe any studies.  I’ve come to the point in my life where I have to agree.  Studies are too frequently found to be lacking.  Common sense, moderation and healthful natural foods with minimal processing allow us to be healthy and spend less on food.

In our house, we eat lots of vegetables and lean protein.  We have plenty of money, but I choose not to spend it on prepared foods.  I do my best to plan ahead and cook.  I love it.

No food fads for us.  I’ve always felt that potatoes are good for us and we need fat in our diets.  Seeing the increase in obesity during the period when people flocked toward low fat foods, I know I’m right. I love and use butter on bread and vegies, olive oil for cooking and dipping fresh bread, and cream in my coffee.  At my advanced age, I remain healthy and well.

I encourage you to read Jane’s column and take her advice to heart.

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