I'm looking at between $400 - $500 a month but I have 2 teenage boys that are 50/50 Sad/Raw.
As I am beginning to eat less and learn how to buy more efficently I am sure that will come down.
I don't eat out at all :) That is a HUGE savings hehe
I spend at least $300 a month on just me but it is 100% organic- mostly large volumes of fruit
Just for me, around $200.00 a month on food. Not positive on an approximate amount since I don't keep track.
$250-300/month for myself. 95% organic (not necessarily certified) at the farmer's market. 5% at grocery stores.
150.00-200.00 for mostly just me, although there are some things that my sweetie and I share. I would love to buy more organic but can't afford to right now. So I supplement and pick and choose what I buy organic. This is the first year I have not had a full on garden, and its frustrating me to buy things in the past I have grown. Next year.
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I spend 500-600 a month for two 100% Raw. We used to spend 400 a month for vegan cooked/proceed food. We try and buy Organic when available and reasonably priced, and we have been freezing fruit such as mangos for the winter well they are $4.00 a case! I'm scared of my first winter Raw... I guess we'll have to live on mostly bannanas and oranges - as other fruit is so expensive here, especially for organic.
$300-400 for me and my fiance.
Actually it costs more to grow organic. For starters, you can't just plant any old seeds or any old plants because that wouldn't necessarily be organic. You have to make sure your seeds or plants haven't been sprayed with chemicals in any way.
Originally Posted by lavendarJ
Having grown vegetables all of my life, I know it is far easier, and often less expensive to just dump on some fertilizer and use some spray or dust if bugs appear on my plants. But then that wouldn't be organic. Organic pesticides are often less effective and need to be used on a daily basis. Sometimes it means going so far as to removed the bugs by hand and take them elsewhere. Crop failure is more likely and the end result, the produce does not keep as well as the chemical laden stuff. It also needs to be certified to be called organic. So actually it is more expensive.
I do not spray chemicals on the food that I grow at home. But the seeds and plants I start with are not necessarily organic. Not much I can do about the fruit trees and berry plants that were already here.
Yep, that is about what we are spending too. We have four children. Prices have gone up a lot on all foods.
Originally Posted by sevenbravo
I asked this question when I first started as i felt I never had enough money. . .to then find out most spent less than me so I crawed away with my tail between my legs.
We were concerned why we seem to spend sooo much compared to SAD others and that was just it. PB&J, Pasta, Potatoes, Bread, Hot Dogs, chips etc. These items are CHEAP and last a long time.
So, we do budget and I get $324 x 4 per month and all but maybe $20 go to food & toiletries which are very basic stuff like TP & soap, I wear no make up. I do most of my fruit shopping at Costco and the rest is between PCC (like Whole Foods) & Fred Meyer. We do not eat out.
We consist of myself my husband and kids 2 & 6. I am 100% my husband is healthy SAD and my kids are high raw.
I have included a picture of yesterdays shop. This is mostly Costco ($125) stuff & a bit of Fred Meyer ($55). I shop on T & TH so I will do most of my veg shopping next; as the pics shows that is mostly my fruit purchase. The one item missing is their FZN bags of fruit.
I think our expenses is HIGh no matter what precentage of raw anyone in my family is doing. Reason beingis because whenever I get into a dietary kick everyone in the house wants to consume "my stuff" plus their suff. For instance I use to eat a lot of garden burgers, which you know are expensive frozen vegetarian foods. Well hubby can eat three in one sitting when normally he would only consume one large turkey burger from the grill.
Also my kiddos are all big on fruit. So with our household size it is nothing or us to consume 2 bunches of bannanas, a crate of strawberries ( 2pints) a couple of pounds of grapes and 1/2 a bag of apples in a day.
I also love nuts which is my greatest individual food item expense per serving, I guess.
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$300-$400 a month on just me I try to do all organic and when I do it's closer to $400. My parents spend maybe $80 a month...not sure how they do that haha. We also belong to a CSA farm and a little garden that we own in our backyard.
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Way too much on just me, which is why I'm cutting back.
We go (two of us) to the store every three days or so and get whatever looks good, spend about 30 dollars. Every other week the asian market usually equals about 40, and wild oats once a month, 100. so, 500 for the month, but my hubby is 6'5" so he's a big guy and eats twice or three times more than I do. If he wasn't a giant it would probably be a lot less.
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EPPP, nice pic, such beautiful fruit! I noticed somebody snagged one of the nectarines before you took the photo, LOL.
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