It’s no secret that eating on a budget often ends up in eating a lot of processed food. Fruits and vegetables, especially if they’re organic, are more expensive than most food you’ll find in a bag. A study released last year in the British Medical Journal found that it costs $1.50 more a day, or $550 a year, to eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables over one packed with processed foods — and that doesn’t account for any health care costs that might come from eating poorly.
Eating on a budget doesn’t have to leave you confined to mostly processed food, however. Nor does it have to be a chore. If you stick to a few “commandments” of budget eating, you can build a foundation from which eating well and cheaply will follow easily. Planning in advance, to avoid impulse buys but also to maximize your ingredients, is the first rule by which to live. Other commandments include buying in bulk, using ingredients you can stretch
We visit some food blogs because we want to eat healthier. Others, we read because we just think they’re clever. And then, there are the food bloggers we turn to repeatedly because we secretly wish we lived their lives.
Guys, there are food bloggers out there who are living the dream — and they’re sharing it all for us to see.
Whether it’s a mastery of slow living, a bountiful garden or just a really gorgeous kitchen that caught our eye, we’ve rounded up our favorite food blogs that actually make us green with envy. We’re not scared to admit it, because seriously, these guys have figured it out. See for yourself.