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Calculating Food Costs

At what place do you prefer to dine? In fact, many Americans dine out daily. The issue is: where to dine? At burger outlets and drive throughs? The food available at these so called �fine establishments� may be economical but pose high health hazards. Dining at home is safer and easier option. You can prepare healthy meals for your family then.

The food expense is considerably lower than dining in restaurants. Just evaluate the amount you spend out for food in a week. It might actually shock you and you might consider cutting down. This may seem silly, but if you own pets you might also consider how much you spend on their food and treats.

My wife and I are completely aware about the expense for food. Though we relish food eaten out, the expense can deteriorate our bank account substantially. Here is another food related website I enjoy http://www.grocerycarriage.com. The basic attraction at eating out is that the convenience factor. But one should weigh the expense involved in dining at an up scale restaurant. But enjoying food cooked by others is sometimes relaxing. You don�t have the hassle of cleaning up the dirty utensils and have a wide choice of dishes to choose from.

I agree that I relish eating out as much as anybody else but nowadays considering the health factor too. It is a fact that dining out is definitely not the healthiest option we exercise. But luckily, the neighborhood supermarkets offer us all the necessities. You can find anything and everything to prepare a delicious feast at a very affordable price, you just need to browse a little. Prefer the store brand rather than the name brand and you will save some money.

Have you an estimate about how much is spent on groceries on a weekly basis? Are you among those who calculate food costs in your budget? This is where we all commit a fundamental error. We are habituated to spending heavy amounts on groceries. The intention was availing quick or already prepared meals every night. This will certainly throw you week food costs out of proportion.

But now things have changed for good. We have abandoned our lazy habits and gone for the smart, healthy and at the same time less expensive option. This is the mantra to reduce your family food expenses � buy the nutritious food items and do your meals yourself.

Submitted by:

Rachel Lynn

Rachel works with often:Very Green ThumbOnline Health Resource


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