I have a family of 2.5 (Me, hubby, and an 18 month old). Before going primal I used to spend $50-$70 per week at my weekly shopping trip with a monthly shopping trip for meat at around $70. $310 per month. Now, my shopping trip is at LEAST $130 per week plus the monthly meat trip = $590. HOWEVER, I recently found I could make my own coconut milk, coconut water, and coconut flour buy buying 3 coconuts per week. This is a weekly savings of around $20. It doesn't seem like much, but over a year that will save a bunch. I also heard you can buy the coconut dried by the gallon online and still make your coconut milk and flour with it. = $510 per month.
I should hit the Meximart tomorrow and just go wander around and see what I can find.
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Make sure it's the one over here. The one there is comparably priced to HEB, as opposed to the cheapness found at El Rancho.
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Shocking what real food costs, isn't it, compared to fake manufactured food. Real food is important to us, so its not a budget area with much wiggle room. I stock the freezer and pantry when there are sales, and work hard at not wasting food.
Ways I spend less than The Joneses':
- cut my family's hair myself
- color my own hair
- shop thrift & consignment for pretty much everything except socks, underwear and shoes.
- our cars are 10 and 13yo and paid for and we'll drive them till they die.
- driving/camping vacations, nothing exotic
- self employed, no commuting or childcare costs
- clip coupons & combine with sales, esp for non-food items
- rarely go to movies
- school carpool
- limit kids' sports & activities
- 'basic' cable package
- eat out rarely, and when we do, we drink water
- buy grassfed meat by the 1/4 or 1/2, instead of individual cuts
- line dry my laundry sometimes
- no central air
- no credit card debt
- grow some of my own veggies
I've spent anywhere from $15-$40 a day per person on groceries, depending upon how much meat Mr. Grok was consuming at the time.
About 250$ a month pp without counting the grass-fed beef, pasture pork & free-run chickens we buy in bulk that will probably add another $100 a months pp to the total.
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