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Thursday, June 14, 2018

At some point in the past week I came across a Spark article talking about where to buy cheap healthy food. Somehow my old yet still thinking brain takes issue with the word "cheap" being associated with "healthy".
"Cheap" to me means the prizes won at the 5 cent digger on a midway, a poorly made garment that falls apart during the first wash, a derogatory comment as in a cheap shot, a public action that deserves scorn rather than praise.
Instead consider buying inexpensive nutritious foods; whole grain pastas rather than KD, in season produce, frozen or canned foods. Don't stoop to "cheap", your health deserves better and you will likely save money in the process. emoticon
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    I agree! I like to think Bistro! Luxurious legumes emoticon
    487 days ago
    I am low-income and the word doesn't really bother me, I am used to it--- I also have a small bit of experience with advertising and I know for a fact that advertisers do not like to use the word because it does have bad connotations. Words like "bargain", "sale" , "low", "discount" etc. are preferred. it makes me laugh too, because I was studying ASL sign language, and the sign for Walmart is a modification of the word for "cheap".
    493 days ago
    Cheap is not the same as inexpensive - cheap implies shoddy.
    494 days ago
    We are what we eat (and I'm frugal but I'm NOT cheap!!!) It's amazing how many really healthy foods are low cost: oatmeal, beans, carrots, apples. I will admit that quite a few of my fave foods are NOT low cost and yes I do buy 'em: fresh raspberries being a particular indulgence, fresh local strawberries increasingly being grown year round in greenhouses too.
    494 days ago
    I'm with you. I'm constantly saying to myself, "No! Not cheap. How about inexpensive." Clearly, our associations with the word cheap are the same.
    494 days ago
  • 97MONTY
    Well said
    494 days ago
    My husband was discussing our conversion to vegan diet with our GP. His cholesterol has gone from 250 to 94. She said the vegan diet was a good thing, but can be expensive. I have found this to be true. Though I am somewhat of a foody and maybe buy extra food.

    I am trying to create a menu and control my expenses, though. There's no going back to Burgerville.

    I don't like the word "cheap" either, I'm with you. emoticon cheep cheep!
    494 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/14/2018 10:22:57 AM
    494 days ago
    This is a good point to make. I've always loathed to use words like cheap. It does sound so 'cheap'. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    494 days ago
    Yes we can do it!!
    494 days ago
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