Myth: Vegetables Are Expensive

by Brooke on November 30, 2010

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One excuse used time and time again for not eating vegetables is the PRICE.  It is NOT a good excuse!  Vegetables don’t have to put a hole in your wallet.  You can make a delicious and healthy stir fry any night of the week that saves you money. I found a vegetable gem close to my house called Stanley’s Fruits & Vegetables.  Below are a few of the low priced vegetables they had on sale.

You better shop around…



I made a stir fry the other night with one of my best friends and it tasted amazing.  It was the first time I ever tried leeks in a stir fry and now I don’t make stir frys without them! Our stir fry had a mix of mushrooms, leeks, green peppers, onions, zucchini, and asparagus. 

We added fresh garlic to the stir fry and as you can see in the first picture wine was included!   

Peace. Love. VEGETABLES.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren Slayton December 1, 2010 at 1:29 am

Great photos, I love the veggies & wine. I wonder if the veggies combined were more or less than the cost of the wine…


Brooke Schantz, MS, RD, LDN December 1, 2010 at 2:07 am

Haha…good point Lauren! The vegetables were definately cheaper than the cost of the wine!


Joe December 1, 2010 at 3:20 am

yummmmmmmmmm :-)


Brooke December 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm

We had a great dinner! I had so much fun hanging out with you that night :)


Christina December 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Love the pictures! Plus, frozen vegetables (without sauces) are great option this time of year when the farmer’s markets aren’t available!!


Brooke December 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Thanks Christina! People kept starring at me, while I took them :)


Dana @ Budget Dietitian December 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Hello Brooke! I found you from the CDA Fall Newsletter that you wrote on social media. I am a newbie blogger so I read your article with great interest. Any tips on blogging would be much apprepriated!

I love this article. Vegetables can be inexpensive to buy if you shop around. I go to two markets each week (one for grocery items and one for fresh fruits/vegetables/meats) to save quite a few bucks.


Brooke December 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Hi Dana, Thank you for stopping by! I agree with you and now shop at two different locations for my groceries. It really helps me save money!


Fatima December 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Brooke, I love this veggie post! Like you said, veggies can be inexpensive if you shop around. Last weekend I made a veggie soup and bought kale (1 bunch) for $0.89 and collard greens (1 bunch) for $0.99! I was stoked and my soup was delicious and hearty! Keep up the great work! :)


Joy December 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I feel the same way! It is a myth borne out of not knowing or understanding how food works, I’m always shocked by the price of packaged food because that is the price for one meal alone! We buy our groceries (what we can… soy milk is from the grocery store!) through our CSA and at the farmer’s market and with planning it works and trust me when I say that we have a very limited income. Last night my MIL came over for dinner and I idly mentioned that the whole meal was local and I know she was horrified at the roast which in her mind was atrociously expensive. I didn’t clarify but there’s a few things she doesn’t know: The roast was $7 a pound but we only ate half of it which means it will be repurposed for tonight’s meal, I usually get the cheaper cuts of meat (last night was special) and whatever is dense with nutrients. Also, we alternate vegetarian and meat dishes for dinner/lunch.


Brooke December 13, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Hi Joy,

Thanks for stopping by :) The CSA and the farmer’s market are great ways to save money and eat local!


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