View Full Version : Raw Grocery Allowance
07-12-2011, 10:49 PM
So,the big question. How much do you all spend on raw food weekly.
Do you shop regular grocers or whole foods? Regular produce or organic.
And what region are you in. would make a big difference too.
Trying to see what a "reasonable" to spend on my raw food journey weekly with out over doing it.
07-12-2011, 11:12 PM
looks like y'all are no help :(
07-12-2011, 11:46 PM
you need to give folks some time to respond before saying they're of no help. :-/
07-12-2011, 11:49 PM
sorry i'm just a little depressed, and on top of it all i am impatient. but when you get a chance can you answer the question..
07-13-2011, 12:20 AM
I was asleep when you asked and it is now 6:18am.
I have absolutely no idea what I spend per week. I am trying to cut back and buy less expensive fruits because I am aware that I am spending at least £60 a week.
07-13-2011, 12:23 AM
as for myself and my husband, our spending varies greatly depending on what we are in the mood for each week. We shop at various places.. we try to get the bulk of our fruits & veggies at our local farmer's market each week (where the prices are often better than stores), we buy some things at Costco (they have huge tubs of pre-washed organic lettuce for a little over $3), and we buy other things at either Whole Foods or our local upscale grocer. We never shop at places like Safeway, though I don't see why you couldn't shop there. As for organic vs non-organic, I honestly just look at the fruit/veggie in question, see which one looks better, and usually I will look at where they have been grown. If there's a non-organic version that looks tasty and was grown by a sustainable farm locally, then I'll choose that every day of the week over an organic version grown in, say, mexico. Our total grocery bill for the week depends on how we are eating.. if we eat simply, just fruit and salads, our grocery bill is practically nothing. If we try a lot of new recipes that require ingredients we don't have on hand, it can be quite expensive, easily in the hundreds of dollars. So it's really up to you how you want to approach the journey.
07-13-2011, 12:41 AM
Im spending between $80-90 a week on food. I buy pretty much all organic unless I cant find something in organic. The fruits Im more likely to buy conventional are oranges, pineapple, and watermelon. Also I much prefer organic as it tastes a lot better in my opinion. I also eat very simply managing to get 3,000+ calories a day, lots of fruits and leafy greens and very little, if any, nuts/seeds. Lastly, I shop at various places, such as health food stores, regular grocery stores, local farmers market, and also wholesale distribution warehouses that will sell to the public since I can get fruit in bulk and generally cheaper than most stores.
07-13-2011, 04:01 AM
I cannot afford organic so I am buying regular. Once in a while the organic item will be the same price as the non organic so I will get the organic item. I spend about $65 - 75 per week. I am juicing quite a bit so that is why it is so high. Juicing is expensive.
Good luck, sorry it took so long to answer,
07-13-2011, 01:36 PM
thanks, i actually work at a grocer, so i am going to be only buying things that are on sale. i think i am setting a week budget of 50 for food.... lol i think i spent more on a sad and eating fast food....
again thanks for all the comments
07-13-2011, 02:49 PM
I spend a lot right now... Because I'm detoxing and transitioning i'm pretty much letting myself go crazy and buy anything regardless of price as long as I want it. Eventually it will mellow out once I'm adjusted, and I'll spend much less $$$. I probably spend about 150 a week. I buy it from a produce market (what do you call those things). I buy some things organic, and other things not. Mostly not, the store I go to doesn't have the largest selection of organic. I'm in BC Canada
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