I seem to remember a saying about kids eating you out of house and home. I think it could be the saying that I am looking for. My son’s appetite has been growing, and growing and growing. I am having a hard time adjusting to it when it comes to meal preparation.
On a related note, I’m sure the extra cost will start to surface in our grocery spending. We’ve also started buying some name brand items due to the nutritional content. We also buy some organic items since sometimes they are less processed or they have less sugar or salt (two of the things we have to control in our household). I know we are eating a lot healthier. I couldn’t tell you the last time we had Hamburger Helper…which we used to have all the time when we could get it for $1/box. *shiver* That stuff is sodium central!
I have heard people say that eating healthier is cheaper and some say that it is more expensive. I am leaning towards the more expensive side. One of these days I would like to break it down – just to see. We do make more things from scratch, but for the things we can’t the “healthier” version is more expensive. Olive oil is a perfect example. We used to always cook with vegetable oil (which is cheaper) until we started reading about the benefits of olive oil. So we cook with that now.
Now that I think about it, we have made a lot of changes the past few years. Our financial health is improving and we are eating healthier. It has taken us a while, but we are finally getting our act together 🙂