It is very expensive! But I feel like my the health of our family is worth it. I look around and see so much obesity and sickness. My grandfather is about to start dialysis because of kideny failure resulting from diabetes. I just hope I can save my family some heartache by preapring healthy foods.
We have recently purchased a grass-fed calf. It was 257lbs of meat. It cost about 2.43 per pound. It was expensive on the front end, but it will be a lot cheaper in the long run.
My dad is a hunter. Deer season is coming up here. He will kill a couple of deer for us and we will have those processed as well. If you know a hunter, that is an easy way to get some healthy, inexpensive meat.
I also found a website that listed the top 12-15 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue. I make it a priority to buy these most contaminated ones organic. But if money is tight, I buy the other ones non-organic.
If space is available plant a garden. Nothing like fresh, free veggies.
I found a place to purchase organic raw milk for less money than I was purchasing the organic brands in the store. I hope to be able to make yogurt, buttermilk and butter from this.
The best way I have found to ensure buying healthy food: I started cooking this way and now my husband does not like eating the old way.