To combat that, instead of buying those higher priced items, take your cue from them and make healthier foods easier to grab when you're on the go.
|Pre-cut veggies are great for a quick snack|
|Individual hamburger patties are easier|
to manage and are less wasteful
You can do this with all sorts of foods. I make oatmeal several times a week for breakfast, and cook it on the stove rather than paying much more for the individual packets (which usually have added ingredients). It only takes seconds for me to measure my dry oatmeal in the morning, but if you like the ease of individual packets, make your own! You could measure the amount of oatmeal for each serving into a plastic baggie, then add cinnamon and brown sugar or whatever other flavorings you like and you're ready to go; just add water and/or milk in a small saucepan, and breakfast will be ready in about 3 minutes. You could also store them in sandwich-type or other small containers rather than disposable bags (which would be my choice).
These are just a few examples of how to make it easier to make better food choices throughout your day. What other things do you do to make healthy eating easier?
~ Marie Anne