Is it possible to eat healthily and save money? The answer is YES, but you have to monitor prices closely and avoid buying any processed foods—which implies cooking from scratch—and avoid buying fruits and vegetables that are out of season or pre-prepared.
Did you know that in western countries, grocery shopping represents the third highest budgetary spend for families, after housing and transport? In Canada, it was 12% of the family budget until recently, but it’s now on average 15%, and even higher for families on lower incomes. It is therefore important to mention some basic principles: