I REFUSE to put my family into debt every time I go to the grocery store. If you gave me $2 and told me to buy something for my family to eat for the next 2 days....you can bet your sweet keester I wouldn't be buyin' apples. I'm going for Ramen and Conchitos y'all!!!
Her's the thing. Poor folks have poor ways. I was raised poor, grew up poor and have spent the better part of my adult life below the poverty level. I am all about eatin' right. My family LOVES fresh veggies but when I am posed with buyin' fresh or canned? Unless that fresh is on sale ......I go canned simply because my dollar goes farther.
I have the ut most respect for those who eat whole gains all the time and eat nothing but fresh food, but let me tell ya, if it comes down to it, my family has NEVER gone to bed hungry and nothing in our home has ever suffered from the way we eat.
I don't defend the way my family eats and I don't criticize the way yours does. We love to fry and batter. We enjoy our bacon and pork rinds. Our burgers are deer, and our turkey is fresh. Our pork is processed here at home and our chicken came from the back yard. I make juice and jelly from fresh grapes, and have a winter garden that keeps a small supply of fresh veg flowing into our home through the winter.
I have no problem at all with vegetarians or vegans. I believe it is a choice that they have made and as long as they are happy with that choice then who am I to say anything about it. All that I ask it that you have the same respect for me and mine. We are carnivores who go a step beyond most and instead of going to the store to buy that pack of pork chops we go out into the woods.
Live long and be happy :)