How do you do this daily, inexpensively?

By Latest Reply 2008-09-27 12:52:12 -0500
Started 2008-09-26 08:03:29 -0500

Give me some ideas,? How do I feed my husband a healthy diet, every day, inexpensively but tasty. I have no idea. I have such a small budget for food, so I need to spread it as far as possible.

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MrFixit 2008-09-27 12:52:12 -0500 Report

also contact your local hospital diabetes people They have classes that are covered by your Insurance and if not they have coverage by some grant programs

MrFixit 2008-09-27 12:49:59 -0500 Report

I know what you mean I contact the manfactures and ask about free samples of discount coupons Like splenda and Dreamfields Pasta Both great products low or no carbs…

GabbyPA 2008-09-26 13:51:25 -0500 Report

We have run into the same thing. I shop at my local farmers market for most of my produce. That saves me a ton! The food is fresher and lasts longer too.

I also shop a butcher shop for my meats. I am still working on getting some buddies to go in with me, because you have to buy in larger quantities, but the quality is great and no where else can I get a pound of talapia for $1.28!! For $75 we got all the meat and beans we needed for a month, and I am talking ribeye steaks, shrimp, ground beef Lean!!, chicken breast, and ground turkey. It is great, so search that out. I had try a few before I found that one.

We also have cut back on our portions, and thus are making smaller meals. I used to cook to have leftovers. However, the leftovers usually got eaten that night. So I don't do that any more.

The less I spend on Junk food, the more I can spend on healthy foods. It takes some time to get into that routine, but when you do, it gets easier to afford.

Also, don't fall into the "diabetic" trap where you are looking for sugar free diabetic products. They cost more and are not always better for you. Some may reduce sugar, but they add other read your lables.

tmana 2008-09-26 15:02:23 -0500 Report

If you live in an area where there are greengrocers/farmers markets and the produce is not completely tip-top, you can cut away the bad parts and use the rest.

Buy dry beans, rather than canned beans. They're a lot less expensive.

2008-09-26 23:49:29 -0500 Report

Gabby/hey, once again, you have great advice. I don't do much junk food anymore, but not like you, my diet coke is my one treat a day; I was an anorexic for over 20 years, and all I would allow myself was 1 diet coke a day, anything else was strictly a no-no. I ate very, very lite those days, and ended up in the hospital with forced feedings many times. In the last 2 years, I have done a complete turn around and gained 20 pounds, and have a hard time dealing with it. Anyway, since my husband is ill, I am learning how to eat healthy, too. My mom died of diabetes,too,with other complications,tho. But if you look at my photos, you will see her and her story. But, with your help, I feel my husband and I can beat this thing, or at least take control before it takes control of us. You are truly a great person to take the time to help so much.
Thanks again:-) Claudia

GabbyPA 2008-09-27 02:00:10 -0500 Report

wow, what a story. I am glad that you are learning together, that is a great help. My husband is a trooper and it is hard for him to get on board, but he is very supportive. I try to cut him a good amount of slack too. I have found I can stay on my road, while he is on his, but we still can eat at the same table and it is all good.

I feel the same way. I am going to beat this. You guys will do great, you are headed the right direction. You will stray from time to time, but just keep trying.