6 Tips to Eating Whole Foods Without Going Broke

Tips on eating #WholeFoods without going broke by WholeIntentions.com

Tips on eating #WholeFoods without going broke by WholeIntentions.comIs it do-able? Is it practical? Is it thinkable? This idea to eat healthier, make wiser choices, and consume food products that nourish rather than malnourish? Is it even worth it?

My guess is, if you’re reading this, you’re already interested in eating healthier. Most people don’t just decide to exchange Doritos, Hamburger Helper, and store-bought pizza with ‘health food’ for the fun of it. 🙂 The majority of us have turn to whole foods because of our own health or the health of our loved ones. Maybe we want to lose weight, maybe we discovered we have food allergies, it could even be that we have so many health problems we don’t know where else to start.

Whatever your reason, I’m guessing you’ve also wondered “How do others afford to eat whole foods without breaking the bank?” That’s one of the most common questions I’m asked. I can’t say as I have a bunch of tricks up my sleeve, but I do have some tips I hope will keep your wallet a little fuller.

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Paula
Hi, I’m Paula - Certified Health Specialist and Level 3 Metabolic Nutritional Coach. Like many of you, I wear several hats. Child of God, wife of 21 years, homeschooling mom of 6, reluctant cook, and chocolate-snatcher. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida created a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it. I developed the Kicking Candida Program to help women like me who struggle with food cravings and candida heal their gut and drop the weight.
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Hi, I’m Paula - Certified Health Specialist and Level 3 Metabolic Nutritional Coach. Like many of you, I wear several hats. Child of God, wife of 21 years, homeschooling mom of 6, reluctant cook, and chocolate-snatcher. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida created a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it. I developed the Kicking Candida Program to help women like me who struggle with food cravings and candida heal their gut and drop the weight.

7 Comments

  • Samantha McDonald

    Reply Reply October 16, 2012

    I’m so glad I found your website! I linked to the Titus 2sdays on the Time-Warp Wife website. Our family has suffered medical, depression, and emotional issues and I’ve been doing a lot of research in eating whole foods. Like you said in your article, it is a commitment, but we’ve found it to be worth it so far. And it’s really not expensive like I thought it would be. Especially when we don’t buy the processed/junk foods like we used to. Thanks again for your tips. They were very helpful.

    • Paula

      Reply Reply October 16, 2012

      Hi Samantha,

      I’m so glad I could help you along your journey! It’s amazing how much all that junk food adds up, isn’t it? I’m glad you’ve taken the step to replace it with whole foods – you’re going to feel so much better! Thanks for your sweet words!

  • Jenifer

    Reply Reply October 17, 2012

    Thanks for these reminders this is a great post!

  • Great ideas! I hope you will share them with Natural Living Monday!

    http://mexicanwildflower.blogspot.mx/2012/10/natural-living-monday-7.html

  • Tina

    Reply Reply April 30, 2013

    Hi Paula,
    I enjoy your site very much. I finally looked at candida, and everyone in my famliy has a few symtons. Moodiness, acne, craving sweets, spacing out while doing school work, weepy, mucasy,. I have always wondered what it could be. We are all very healthy, just the little things i noticed. I think we could be healthier. Where to start with a family of seven. We already eat pretty healthy compared to the rest of america.
    Also this is why I am looking at the Robinson Curriculum, so I have time to take care of my family, with God’s strength.
    I am feeling a little overwhelmed.
    Tina

    • Paula Miller

      Reply Reply April 30, 2013

      I can totally relate. We also have eaten fairly healthy when you compare our diets to the majority of the U.S., but it still didn’t help – because candida thrives off of many things we consider healthy: whole grains, fruit, and down-home cooked meals with potatoes and gravy. 🙂

      This too is why we began RC – because of the time issues in taking care of all those behind the scenes things that go on when taking care of a big-er family with food/health issues.

      If I could recommend a starting point, it would be to take it just one step at a time – don’t jump in with two feet and cause a family melt-down. 🙂 Maybe just stop making baked goods, things that combine both sugars AND grains. Then as you go grocery shopping, avoid the bread aisle and start replacing fruits with more vegetables.

      You can always email me with specific questions – I’d love to help! paula (at) whole intentions (dot) com.

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