I’m still trying to answer the question, “does it have to cost more to eat healthy”?
The items I choose to compare are regulars on our grocery list and favorites of ours. I’m comparing price and ingredients’ to come up with my conclusions. When I shop I look for products that are additive free (no colors or nasty preservatives), no high fructose corn syrup, and organic ingredient’s. Oh, and it has to be yummy!
T.J’s 8 for 2.79
SW 8 for 1.99
GoGurt 8 for 2.89
In the yogurt-in-a-tube category Safeway brand has a lower price but with flavors like cotton candy you can clearly see the artificial ingredients’ and the HFCS. They also don’t have an organic option. I used to love Yoplait and I would feel so good about the healthy choice I was making.. until I read the label. They pack that stuff full of sugars and colors. Yuk. I’ll stick with the reasonably priced, organic Trader Joe’s for my girl.
P.S. we freeze these so they are like delicious frozen yogurt pops.
T.J.’s 16 OZ at 2.99
SW 16 OZ at 3.99 (on sale for 2.50)
I always buy staples like butter and eggs at Trader Joe’s, most people assume it’s more expensive. Of course with sales, you can sometimes grab another store brand for less but TJ’s is one price all the time.
T.J’s 6 at 1.99
SW 8 at 2.49
The cheapest option for granola bars at Safeway is slightly more than TJ’s and you will be munching a dose of artificial additives while you’re at it. Mmmm, chemicals for snack anyone? A win for TJ’s.
T.J’s 12.8 OZ for 2.99
SW 9 OZ for 2.99
Same price, but slightly more for your money at TJ’s.
The myth: Shopping for healthy food at places like Trader Joe’s will cost you more.
Trader Joe’s doesn’t pay me to shop or write, but I wish they would!
This post has been a draft on my computer for about 4 months so prices have probably changed a little.