Let's get real. Just because your budget might not allow you to splurge on organic everything at Whole Foods doesn't mean you're stuck with Pop Tarts and Dr. Pepper. Cooking once a week is far better than not cooking at all.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. Despite extensive government subsidies, overprocessed food remains more expensive than food cooked at home. With 2 million U.S. children classified as extremely obese, it's impossible to ignore kids' growing girth. I know how hard life can be as is, why make it harder by being overweight?? You can do something about it.
You can serve a roasted chicken with vegetables along with a simple salad and milk or water for about $14, and feed four or even six people. If that’s too much money, substitute a meal of rice and canned beans, green peppers and onions; it’s easily enough for four people and costs about $9.
Instead of turning on Jersey Shore or updating your Facebook status, spend some quality time in your kitchen. Make cooking a passion, not a chore. Nurture yourself in a good way <3