this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts….
do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?
stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.
yeah and you couldve bought that exact same amount of food at a farmers market for $10. and dont give me that “there are no farmers markers where i live” shit because there are co-ops and farmers markets literally in every town except like the backwoods of montana or something and even in montana they have farms everywhere so dont give me that either
That’s just totally incorrect. It seems that way when you live somewhere where there are markets everywhere, but it’s quite easy to fact check that there are co-ops and farmers markets literally in every town. There aren’t. There are big cities where markets are quite far. Even when I lived in North Austin and didn’t own a vehicle it was about a 45 minute walk to the nearest market. In Austin. You know, a gigantic fucking city. You’re being classist.
Not sure if it’s the case everywhere, but the co-op in my town, personally, is pretty damn expensive and has a meager selection of foods, too. Grocery stores are convenient, and a lot of middle-class or lower-class families need that convenience because the majority of farmers markets aren’t open after 1 in the afternoon, so by the time they get off of their full-time job, there’s no chance TO go to one.
I mean, OP picked out some of the most expensive, least nutritionally dense “healthy” foods out there…even I shy away from a $4 bag of grapes most of the time. Those are all foods that are seasonal, generally imported or shipped long distances, and have short shelf lives, so yes they are pricey. Do a little research on eating healthy while on a budget. Try getting a bag of dried beans. Bananas. Potatoes. You can get all of those things for less than $1 each at most grocery stores. Avocados are a bit more, but nutritionally dense so it’s worth it. Processed foods cost more, as do packaged foods. Buy things (like oatmeal) in bulk if possible. If you want to eat healthy, there is usually a bit of legwork (prep and cooking), but there are all kinds of tutorials out there for meal prepping. There is so much food out there that is good for you AND cheap. Like really fucking cheap.
But don’t listen to me, because I ate a sleeve of cookies for dinner last night.