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Many of us want to start eating more balanced, healthy foods but are worried about the effect this might have on our supermarket bill.
There are many overpriced ‘superfoods’ that are marketed as being essential purchases for health, but often this isn’t the case. With adequate planning and preparation, you can enjoy varied and healthy meals at an affordable cost.
Out of context, whole food products, e.g spinach or cheese, seem more expensive than ultra-processed foods, e.g. chocolate bar multipacks or crisps. Cooking from scratch also requires more ingredients.
However, after the initial start-up cost of building your pantry and stocking the fridge, these ingredients generally last a long time, so it works out cheaper in the long run.
To break this down, a £3