Northern Ireland’s Health Promotions Agency has launched a new website: EnjoyHealthyEating.info, which aims to encourage people to home-cook their own healthy food. Conor Pope covers it in today’s Irish Times, and you may notice a quote from me in the article.
I think it’s a great initiative but wonder if you’d be able to get good quality ingredients for a similar price here in the South, given our much higher retail prices. I think you’d need either to increase your spend a little, or spend a good bit of time shopping around and buying in bulk to ensure you get the value. But I do agree that it’s possible to cook healthy food at home for a low cost, and as the EnjoyHealthyEating site says, that ready meals and fast food can often be a false economy.
What do you think? Do you think you could feed four people for £3 (or €3.19 at today’s exchange rate)?