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There’s a lot of truth in that – but it doesn’t negate the fact that making healthful choices can strain the budgets of more than a few people. This may be especially so when it comes to diet. Organic and local are ideal, but they can also be spendy.
A pound of organic apples, for instance, can cost double (or more) than conventional. While they taste better, carry less pesticide residue, and may have a better nutritional profile, your bank account doesn’t necessarily care.
But eating well doesn’t have to break the bank. It just takes a little knowledge and planning.
Check out this New Zealand chef’s tips for stretching your food dollar while still going for organic, local food: