I’ve been reading about the food prices that will increase this year due to last year’s drought. Of course anything that is fed grain will cost you more money, so I’m glad that I don’t eat beef, pork, or chicken. But in that same group is the producer of one of my favorite categories of food- milk and milk products. I already save some money because I use non-fat dry milk. Gary doesn’t drink milk at all and seldom eats cereal so dry milk suits our needs. I can make enough milk for my own use without wasting any. I can also store enough dry milk to last through as many months as I choose. Unfortunately there isn’t a similar alternative for cheese and ice cream, so I guess my diet plan to eat less will have to suffice as a money-saving plan as well!
I suppose we will also see an increase in the price of eggs. I’ve returned to eating fake ones to save on cholesterol, but it might be better to eat the real ones and just eat a couple per week. Certainly cheaper. And studies show that the cholesterol isn’t a factor if your overall diet doesn’t include a lot of meat. Something to ponder.
Maybe this is the key to sticking to our New Year’s resolutions to lose weight! Let’s look at the prices instead of the calories and think of our pocketbooks before we put something into our mouths. We will be thinner and our wallets will be fatter! Sounds like a plan to me….