That was about 10 months ago... it waas one of the factors that made me kind of give up on my health for a while.
Yeah, that's a tough call. To me, your health is your most important asset, so I don't think you should ever "give up" on it. It should always be your top priority, because without it you have nothing. But it sounds as if you might have gone so far over to the healthy side that it was hurting your finances. Now, we could debate whether it's actually possible to eat too
healthfully, but in your case, it was obviously causing issues in other areas.
I think the key to reducing food costs in your case, is to make compromises without totally giving up. That is, maybe forego the organic veggies, etc., but don't revert to processed foods. Since I reduced my intake of processed foods last fall, I've felt much better. (I don't have them eliminated yet, but I'm trying!)
Also, as somebody suggested, you might try growing some of your own vegetables depending on where you are in Canada...