Fresh Eats

The best ways to save money on food is to grow your own. Hands down, it's the best way. I know you can clip coupons and get hamburger helper and boxed brownie mix for pennies, however there is a hidden cost to those food items. You and your children's health. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that if you eat on healthy foods you never get sick, but you will be healthier and your odds of getting serious health issues like cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes does greatly decline.

So why is eating your own home grown food so beneficial? I'm glad you asked. Here is a list of ways you "Save".

  • You save on gym membership fees and the cost of buying a home gym since you are getting your exercise in the garden.
  • You save gas since you are not driving to the store or farmers market as much.
  • The cost of food (seed, etc) is cheaper then the store produce.
  • It saves the planet by not polluting the air with carbon imissions from tractors and semis.
  • If you use organic methods you will save our precious water supply and soil by adding fewer toxins into our water supply.
  • You save on health costs by eating healthy.
  • You save your life by adding more healthy days onto your life span.
  • You save your kids lives by teaching them where their food comes from and educating them on how to cook healthy food.
  • You save your friends and family by setting a good example for them to follow.
  • Save your neighbors money by selling them your extra produce.
  • If that's not enough, you also get a good tan, free highlights and killer thighs for no added cost!
As you can see the list could go on and on. The impact that one home gardener has on their health, wallet, environment, and those around them is endless.

Here is just one of the healthy garden fresh meals we had last week. Grilled mozzarella and tomatoes sandwiches using a homemade Italian herb loaf, corn on the cob and fried zucchini.

Why do you garden? Have you been eating garden fresh meals lately?

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Ann Kroeker said...

Yum! I'm making a tomato sandwich for lunch as soon as I send off this note!

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