Inflation has been silently (or not so silently) ramping up our grocery bills, making each trip to the store a bit more of a gulp moment than the last. We’re shining a light on ten foods that have become so expensive lately people just aren’t buying them as much any more.

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The price of cereal has skyrocketed, turning what used to be a quick and affordable breakfast option into a luxury. Opting for homemade oatmeal or overnight oats can be a much cheaper and healthier alternative.

Deli Lunch Meat

Deli Lunch Meat. Photo credit: Depositphotos.

Deli meats have become quite expensive, and concerns over preservatives make them even less appealing. Cooking and slicing your own meats can be a cheaper and healthier option for sandwiches and salads.

Fresh Herbs

Fresh Herbs. Photo credit: Depositphotos.

Fresh herbs can be pricey, especially when they wilt before you get a chance to use them all. Growing your own herb garden, even if it’s just a few pots on a windowsill, can save money and add a fresh kick to your meals.


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The cost of soda adds up, not to mention the health implications of sugary drinks. Switching to water, homemade iced teas, or infused water offers a cheaper and healthier hydration option.

Processed Foods

Processed Foods. Photo credit: Depositphotos.

With the cost of processed foods climbing, they’re becoming less of an impulse buy. Focusing on whole foods and cooking from scratch not only saves money but also promotes a healthier lifestyle.

Out of Season Produce

Out of Season Produce. Photo credit: Depositphotos.

Prices for out-of-season produce can be exorbitant due to transportation and scarcity. Eating seasonally or preserving summer produce can be a great way to enjoy fruits and vegetables without the hefty price tag.

The Entire Meat Department

The Entire Meat Department. Photo credit: Depositphotos.

Meat prices have been on the rise, making it harder to justify the cost. Cooking plant-based, buying in bulk and direct from your local farmer can help manage expenses while still enjoying your favorite dishes.


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Artisanal loaves are hitting artisanal prices, making bread a more considered purchase. Baking your own bread can be a rewarding and cost-effective alternative, plus nothing beats the smell of fresh bread in the oven.

Frozen Prepared Foods

Frozen Prepared Foods. Photo credit: Depositphotos.

Convenience comes at a cost, with frozen meals often marked up significantly. Cooking in bulk and freezing portions can be a healthier and more budget-friendly way to enjoy ready-made meals.

Fast Food

Fast Food. Photo credit: Depositphotos.

Fast food might seem like a bargain until you consider the nutritional cost and the fact that prices have crept up. Preparing simple, quick meals at home can save money and likely be better for your health in the long run.

11 Foods You Loved As A Kid That Make You Want To Gag Now

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Take a walk down memory lane and peek at the foods and drinks we absolutely adored as kids but can’t stand now. You know, those treats that had us rushing to the kitchen, eyes sparkling with joy. Fast forward to today, and it’s a whole different story. Why? Maybe our taste buds got a reality check, or perhaps we just realized that some things are better left in the past.

See them here: 11 Foods You Loved As A Kid That Make You Want To Gag Now

These Are 9 Of The Worst Movie Snacks And Here’s Why

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You’re cozied up for movie night, the screen is glowing, and then it happens: your snack choice turns the evening south. It’s a universal truth that not all snacks are created equal, especially when it comes to enjoying them in front of a movie. Here are the top 9 snacks in no particular order that have a notorious reputation for dampening the movie-watching vibe.

See them here: These Are 9 Of The Worst Movie Snacks And Here’s Why

Boost Your Health With These 11 Superfoods Already In Your Kitchen

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Ever wonder what makes a food a “superfood”? It’s all about those nutrient-dense ingredients that pack a punch for your health with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But here’s the kicker: you don’t need to search high and low for exotic or obscure ingredients. Turns out, some of the best superfoods are probably sitting in your kitchen right now. Here are some of the everyday items that are not only easy to find but also super good for you, proving that boosting your health can be as simple as opening your pantry or refrigerator door.

See them all here: Boost Your Health With These 11 Superfoods Already In Your Kitchen

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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