“It’s SO expensive to eat this way,” “I can’t afford to buy organic”, “how can you honestly eat so well all the time?”. These are questions we hear every day, and real roadblocks for many people. The goal of this post is to address them and make known that, while the ultimate goal may be to eat real, home cooked, grass fed, organic, locally grown food 100% of the time, the reality is that NO ONE can realistically achieve that. We’ve all got our budgets, we are all busy, and we all want to chill out with our friends without stressing about food. So, how can we find that *perfect* balance between eating so much crap that you feel horrible after a social event and enough quality stuff most of the time so that you are okay eating not-so-perfect every once in a while?