Have a plan. Make a master list of the basic items you use so you can keep track of what you run out of and can take full advantage of sales and coupons. This is a good way to plan meals as well. You can revolve your meals around certain staple items that go on sale regularly. For example, there are thousands of healthy ways to prepare chicken! Make it a different way each week. Ground meat on sale, whether turkey, lamb, beef or chicken, can be extended with grated zucchini, pureed beans and spinach and made into meat loaf, burgers, meat balls and even chili or pasta sauce. Buy on sale, prepare and freeze, and you ALWAYS have a nutritious, inexpensive meal on hand.
Here’s your BONUS, but it’s really the foundation of it all: PRAY. Pray over your food. I can’t begin to stress the importance of speaking God’s blessing over your food and eating it in an attitude of peace and gratitude. It will not only do wonders for your digestion, but it will improve the quality of whatever you are eating. I have written before about Dr. Emoto Masaru who did experiments on how water crystals responded to written and spoken words. Briefly, he took pictures of his results, which are breathtaking. When angry, fearful, negative words were spoken over containers of water, or even written on the containers, the water crystals became ugly and disordered. When words of love, blessing and prayer were spoken or written, the water formed beautiful, symmetrical, crystals that looked very much like snowflakes. Water is the major component of most foods as well as of our bodies. If words of blessing and prayer can so dramatically affect water in a container, think what it does to your food and body! This tip costs nothing and will make all the difference in the world. Also, pray over your budget, shopping list and time! I do this every time I shop – I ask the Lord to help me to make wise choices, to stay within my budget and to redeem the time – He has never failed me yet and He won’t fail you either.
The bottom line is this: disability, disease and illness are MUCH more expensive than buying the best quality, healthy food you can afford. Pharmaceutical drugs, health care, health insurance and loss of pay because you are too sick to go to work are all costing this country billions of dollars. I encourage you to consider this money you spend on nutritious food and resources to be a wise investment in your most valuable commodity: your good health.
It’s a fact that the most important thing you can do to improve your health – including reversing some serious conditions – is to improve your diet and lifestyle. I hope I have been able to convince you that no matter what your situation or budget – eating healthy is doable!
I hope you will take a moment to let me know what you thought about this series of posts.