What if I said you could save more than $500 a year by buying more fresh fruits and veggies?
As a registered dietitian, I’ve heard all kinds of excuses for not eating healthy, the most common being it’s too expensive. But a 2013 report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows how that belief doesn’t hold water. After reviewing almost 40 different popular snack and side dish items, of which half were fruits and vegetables, CSPI learned that the average price per serving of a fruit or veggie snack was significantly less that a processed snack.
Of course, 2020 prices during a global health crisis can vary, and you may see costs creep higher. But even a few cents adds up. Say you have a family of four. If everyone swaps out one processed snack and one processed side dish per day for a healthy fruit and/or veggie one, over the course of a year you can save hundreds of dollars. Iowa State University compares processed snacks for a classroom party versus healthier alternatives that still ring of celebration!
For comparisons on cost and nutrition, CLICK HERE.