One (of the many things) that make me cringe is when people repeat the lie that eating in a healthy manner requires big buck and many trips to Whole Foods to stock the pantry. There are dozens of healthy (and tasty) meals that can be prepared frugally.
Certainly, we pay for convenience. Opening a silo of Pringles is easier than peeling potatoes and costs more per pound. I'm not sure if I ever have heard anyone defending the health benefits of Pringles but you never know. Yes, filet mignon is more expensive than ground chuck but neither are particulary good for you!
Over the next week or so I'm going to share recipes and frugal tips on blooming on a budget. Perhaps it can be viewed as an extension of Dave Ramsey's idea of beans and rice to get out of debt.