We’re on a healthier-than-usual food plan at the moment. I’m buying very few processed foods, making the most of the Supermarket fresh food deals, and yet still the price of my trolley is creeping upwards. Even with the €10 voucher against my food shop most weeks I’ve noticed that my trolley is more expensive than when I had a higher proportion of processed food on the list.
I’m prepared to take the hit in my purse for the sake of our health, but crucially I can do this because I have a little bit more flexibility in my shopping budget than I used to. It really makes me think how difficult it is to eat a whole food diet in Ireland on a budget. The shopping tips help me research how to make my budget stretch a little bit further all the same! [Read more…]