One of the neat benefits of living here in Paraguay is that we live very close to our food source. Everything from our milk products, to our peanut butter, to our dried beans, to our bread and even some of our fruits and vegetables come from within a half hour drive of our house. Our supermarket also sells homemade pasta, home canned pickles and locally made pastries.
My eggs come from a neighbor down the road and it floors me how H.U.G.E. they are!
We eat quite healthy when we are living abroad because we don’t eat pre-packaged, processed, preservative laden foods. Convenience foods are virtually non existent and canned foods are very expensive. A can of tuna, for instance, can cost you $2.00 (as compared to 33 cents in the US). A small 8 oz can of black beans costs $1.50 here (as compared to $.49 for a 16 oz can in the US). So we cook the old fashioned way, which I enjoy and which really tastes amazing, even though it takes a lot more planning ahead!