"Eating healthy is so expensive! It's cheaper to eat out or to eat bad food."
While I won't completely disagree with that statement - eating healthy doesn't always have to be expensive. For instance, this morning I made a trip to the Turning Point in Montague and bought the following items:
- Organic Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
- 2 bags of House Tofu Shirataki Noodles
- Just Us Fair Trade Dark Chocolate
All of these products came to a little over $12. It will make 4 meals - so $3 per meal. That's including my dessert! (Hello dark chocolate!) This is cheaper than McDonalds and healthy for you.
I'd also like to talk about the kindness factor in shopping local. I get a lot of my groceries from the SuperStore and Sobeys. Nothing against them or the staff at all. However, today Alex and I had a wonderful experience at the Turning Point. Turning Point owner Chris Mermuys was there and was so incredibly friendly and kind to us. He struck up a conversation with my son while we were shopping, and politely asked if we had time to stay for a few minutes so he could show Alex how to draw "a simple pig using only 3 circles." It was a kind offer and one we will remember. I'm already a regular customer at the store going for various holistic treatments with Debbie Betts but I will certainly be doing more grocery shopping there. :)
Another thing I love about the products at the store? When reading the label - I can pronounce everything on the list!