Hello Forumites! However well-intentioned, for the safety of other users we ask that you refrain from seeking or offering medical advice. This includes recommendations for medicines, procedures or over-the-counter remedies. Posts or threads found to be in breach of this rule will be removed.
We'd like to remind Forumites to please avoid political debate on the Forum. This is to keep it a safe and useful space for MoneySaving discussions. Threads that are - or become - political in nature may be removed in line with the Forum’s rules. Thank you for your understanding.

Is a healthy diet more expensive?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but with the cost of living crisis affecting everyone now might be a good time to ask it again.

My gut feeling is that it's cheaper to eat healthy - yes, a white loaf is cheaper than a wholemeal one for example, but a wholemeal slice is more filling than a white slice so theoretically the wholemeal loaf will last longer. And I could feed a family for a week for the cost of a fairly ordinary take away!!
Would love to hear other people's thoughts - does cost put you off eating healthy, or do you save a fortune by avoiding the convenience foods?
No longer a spouse, or trailing, but MSE won't allow me to change my username...


  • bouicca21
    bouicca21 Posts: 6,531 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper First Post
    Eating healthily means less meat, more fish fruit and veg, but there are always choices to be made - eating Dover sole is going to cost way more than eating basa, rump steak costs more than ox cheek, Guinea fowl and pheasant cost more than ordinary chicken.

Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 344.3K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.5K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 450.2K Spending & Discounts
  • 236.4K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 609.9K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173.6K Life & Family
  • 249.1K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards