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Fast Food is a Poor Food Choice

Many people are stressing and struggling due to fast foods, food shortages, and inflation which is causing anxiety, fear, and worry. After enduring over two years of crazy coronavirus conditions many people are now facing serious food inflation and insecurity. As people eat more fast food, junk food, and Frankenstein foods are harming their health and wasting their money. Today might be the perfect day to discover how to buy bargain family food to be healthy and beat inflation.  The suggestions will coach you on how to buy bargain family food that is nutrient-dense to help protect your happiness, health, and home.

By following these suggestions people can avoid buying expensive fake foods that are perishable, processed, and problematic. When you learn the basics about buying bargain family food you will also learn better strategies to stay happy and healthy by default. Education, information, and inspiration about healthy eating and shopping can help stop unhealthy food problems and start healthy food solutions. Wasting money on fake, fast, and junk foods will most likely negatively impact your finances and lifestyle and keep you from being happy and healthy. The goal of this blog is to share the education and information needed to make better choices to buy bargain family food that is delicious, healthy, and nutritious.

As was mentioned in a previous blog with a little organization, planning, and research you can buy bargain family food that is healthy. For additional ideas, you can read my previous blog post written at the beginning of the pandemic titled Best Buy Budget-Friendly Family Foods to Be Prepared.

Avoid Buying Expensive Fake Food – Perishable, Preservatives, and Processed Oils

Read the ingredients on the label. If it sounds like a chemical compound or science thesis then maybe it is best to avoid buying expensive fake foods:

  • Cereals (GMO and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) contain glyphosate and high sugar)
  • Dairy (cheese, cream cheese, ice cream, milk, yogurt) is expensive, goes bad easily, and requires refrigeration (FYI, milk is homogenized and pasteurized which renders it unhealthy for humans)
  • Eating out is expensive and unhealthy. Save the money and buy bulk food with long-life storage and shelf-stable.
  • Frozen food and meals
  • Juices
  • Prepared meals
  • Processed oils (Refined GMO canola, corn, cottonseed, safflower, soy, and sunflower seed oils are health hazards)
  • Refrigerated food
  • Salad dressings (Typically contain unhealthy ingredients and require refrigeration)
  • Sodas are made with unhealthy ingredients, sugar, and water. They harm your health and waste your money

Affordable Healthy Foods

Buy Bargain Family Food to Be Healthy and Beat Inflation

  • Apple cider vinegar (to make your pickled kraut, pickles, and veggies)
  • Avocados
  • Bananas dried or fresh, which can be easily dehydrated
  • Beans: bags bulk & dried (Black, kidney, Lima bean, navy, pinto, red,  white)
  • Brown coconuts are superfoods
  • Bullion (Beef, chicken, vegetable)
  • Butter
  • Cactus (Nopales fresh or powder)
  • Cereal granola, grape nuts
  • Chicken (Buy fresh organic drumsticks or whole chicken as the best value)
  • Chicken canned on sale
  • Chickpeas (Dried)
  • Chocolate bars, chips, and cacao/cocoa powder (Everyone needs chocolate treats)
  • Coconut milk (Can concentrate)
  • Coconut oil (L) is one of the least expensive and highest calorie nutrient-dense foods to feed a family
  • Coffee can (L)
  • Collagen powder
  • Cornmeal
  • Corn tortillas
  • Crackers
  • Craisins
  • Eggs (Fresh & powder)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (L)
  • Fruits fresh in season (Apples, bananas, berries, cranberries, dates, grapes, lemons, limes, mangoes, melons, oranges, pineapple, plantain, prunes, tangerines)
  • Fruit dried (Bananas, blueberries, cherries, craisins, dates, figs, goji, mulberries, pineapple, plantain, raisins)
  • Garden seeds corn cucumber greens mustard okra radish squash tomato
  • Garlic
  • Ghee (Clarified butter is shelf-stable)
  • Grains ground or whole (Barley, bulgar wheat, couscous, millet, rye, or wheat; consider a hand grinder)
  • Granola
  • Green veggies  (Cabbage, chard, collards, dandelion, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, sesame greens, spinach)
  • Ground beef and bargain meat cuts; can be cooked on a grill or make your jerky in a solar dehydrator if the power goes out
  • Herbal tea (Bulk chamomile, cinnamon, clove, ginger, green tea, Hibiscus, or peppermint)
  • Herb plants and seeds for a garden (Basil, cabbage, cilantro, dill, garlic, ginger, mustard, oregano, parsley, peppers, rosemary, sesame, thyme, turmeric)
  • Honey raw (L container)
  • Instant soup mix
  • Jam and Jelly (Large jars)
  • Jerky beef, fish, squid
  • Milk powder
  • Miso powder
  • Mushrooms (Dried or fresh)
  • Mustard
  • Nuts (raw almonds, pecans, walnuts) (Raw nuts can be used to make healthy nut milk which is more nutritious than dairy milk)
  • Oatmeal bulk
  • Olives bulk containers (L) black calamata & sun-dried
  • Pancake mix
  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Pickles and pickled cabbage and beets (or make your own)
  • Pulses (Blackeye peas, chickpeas, cowpeas, dahl, green peas, lentils, mung beans, snow peas, yellow peas)
  • Pumpkins (in season)
  • Ramen noodle soup
  • Rice (Black, brown, cargo, red, white)
  • Root vegetables (Beets, carrot, jicama, onions, red potato, parsnip, potato, radish, turnip, sweet potato
  • Salmon, sardines tuna canned in spring water
  • Salted dried (Fish, meat, and squid)
  • Sausage (country-style beef or chicken – dried, fresh, or smoked )
  • Sauerkraut jars
  • Sea salt 10 lbs
  • Seaweeds dried
  • Seeds (Amaranth, chia, flax, pumpkin, quinoa, sunflower)
  • Soy sauce large
  • Spices (Black pepper, cayenne, chili powder, cinnamon, clove, curry, sea salt, turmeric help make foods taste better)
  • Sprouting seeds and hydroponically grown foods are superfoods.
  • Squash (pumpkin, yellow, white, or zucchini )
  • Tomatoes canned and sundried
  • Vegetables (Cabbage, cucumbers, mustard, okra, onions, peppers, and tomatoes)
  • Victory Garden (Plant at least 10 family favorite foods for free food; beans, corn, and squash are 3 companion plants)
  • Wild foods to harvest (Apples, blackberries, blueberries, burdock, dandelions, figs, fish, fruit, kelp, mulberries, mushrooms (caution), mustang grapes, mustard greens, nopales, pecans, persimmons, rabbits, roots, and venison)


  • Buy food on sale to the extent possible
  • Buy a blender to make healthy nut milk and smoothies
  • Consider buying a chest freezer which is the best and most efficient way to buy and store perishable ripe food when it is on sale
  • Buy glass mason jars or save glass jars to use for canning
  • Consider buying a food dehydrator that allows you to DIY dehydrate foods for longer-term storage without refrigeration
  • During the peak, season foods usually go on sale
  • Some places allow you to buy at a discount if you harvest your food
  • You have more options when you buy in bulk, in season, and learn helpful DIY strategies

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Passion and Purpose

The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense many hours of research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration for a healthier lifestyle. Remember most people are wasting a lot of money on fast and junk food that is unhealthy. The foods mentioned are an investment in your happiness, health, and wealth (your health).  You can use these simple suggestions to buy bargain family food to be healthy and beat inflation.

“You can improve your health and save big bucks by making better food choices when you have the education and information to buy bargain family food to be healthy and beat inflation. Avoiding the fake fast foods and buying nutrient-dense whole foods is how you can feed your family healthy food for less. ” —Michael Morningstar

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