We all know that fruits and vegetables are great for weight management and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Fewer than 10% of us eat the amount we need.
Why don’t we eat 4-5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day like we’re supposed to? Sometimes it’s because we don’t have them on hand at home, we don’t like the taste, we don’t know how to prepare them, they aren’t available at our local store, or we think they cost too much.
The index price of fruits and vegetables has gone up by about 40% in the last 30 years while the price of some processed foods has gone down. Wal-Mart’s recent announcement of lowering the cost of fruits and vegetables in their stores sounds great. If fruits and vegetables are more affordable, we will all benefit.
I just hope Wal-Mart doesn’t lower the prices they pay to farmers. They say they are going to lower their costs by making their supply chain more efficient. I hope they can do it.
In the meantime, if you want great recipes that include fruits and vegetables check our recipes on the Spend Smart Eat Smart website.
-pointers from Peggy