Healthy living can sometimes be expensive. I have often wondered about alternative to certain fruits and vegetables.
Today’s Metro featured a few swaps which I want to share here.
Take the berry family for example, a small pack of blueberries, raspberries or strawberries can cost £2.00 at most supermarket.
I usually finish one pack in one sitting. It’s almost impossible to have them daily.
Blueberries for Kiwi
Blueberries contains vitamins C and K. These can be swap with kiwi which is less cheaper and contains as much vitamins.
Goji Berries for spinach
I love spinach and often eat them in different form. I add them to stews, smoothies, salads, soups. It is so versatile you can do anything with them.
I also love goji berries but often wonder why it’s so expensive. Possibly due to the fact that it’s not locally grown. Still the price of a handful can buy lunch.
So imagine my delight on learning that I do not need goji berries anymore.
Goji berries contains vitamins A, B2, C, iron, the same vitamins as spinach. So who needs goji berries when I can have spinach for a fraction of the price.
Salmon for sardines
These two fish are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acid, calcium omega 3 fatty acid.
Healthy food doesn’t have to cost a fortune, find a cheap alternative, and get the same benefit and save a fortune.
This is not suggesting that we should exclude these foods from our diet, it is highlighting other cheaper alternatives. The department of health recommendations is to include a variety of fruits and vegetables to our daily consumption.
So decide the best option for your health and wallet and stick to it.
Metro Newspaper, readers digest healing food cookbook.