You always complained that eating healthy foods was more expensive than eating pre-packaged junk food, and you were right.
Here’s an excerpt about this very topic from the New York Times.
Last year, Dr. Drewnowski led a study, published in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, comparing the prices of 370 foods sold at supermarkets in the Seattle area. The study showed that “energy dense” junk foods, which pack the most calories and fewest nutrients per gram, were far less expensive than nutrient-rich, lower-calorie foods like fruits and vegetables. The prices of the most healthful foods surged 19.5 percent over the two-year study period, while the junk food prices dropped 1.8 percent.
Just think how much more Top Ramen and Kraft Mac n Cheese will be consumed with the recent economic downturn. ~shudder~