I've heard it over and over: "I can't afford to eat (or feed my family) healthy meals!"
Well... why not? Here's a challenge:
Add up the cost of all the junk food you bought the last time you bought groceries. Include "necessities" like chips for lunches, and include cake mixes and cookie dough and canned sweet rolls. If you bake from scratch, add in the cost of ingredients as best you can.
Take your total to the store and just look. Look at the apples and the cabbage and the broccoli and the carrots. Estimate how much fresh produce you could have bought for what you spent on junk food and be as honest about it as you can.
Compare how long the produce would last with how long the junk food lasts.
I'm going to make yet another confession: I did this. For some reason, I bought more junk food than I usually do, so I added it all up and went and looked. I'm embarrassed to tell you how much healthy produce I could have bought for that amount, so I won't.
I know that not all of you even buy junk food, but for the ones who do... take the challenge.