How much money do you spend on food? (UK)
We're trying to be as primal as possible, but organic food is generally quite expensive and I don't really think we can afford it on only one wage. I would prefer to buy only organic though.
Currently we're spending between £200 and £300 a month on food. That includes household stuff as well, but that's not something we buy a lot of as we're mostly using ACV and bicarbonate of soda for cleaning. We're two adults by the way.
How much do you guys spend on food, and do you only buy organic?
We spend about £300 a month. Not just organic. It sure was cheaper when we lived off crappy pasta and bread.
Yeah, me and my ex used to spend less than £50 a week on food ... But then I felt rubbish most of time as well!
Originally Posted by Primal Fist
I was worrying about this the other day. I think I am easily spending about £350-400 a month. (Yikes!) I buy mainly organic. I think I am saving money overall by not eating out (for now), but it is still a bit of a concern. We are two adults who eat the same dinners, but my husband is not primal.
Vegetarian living was a lot cheaper - but I felt like crap.
If organic is a worry, don't push it. Lamb is always grassfed (too expensive to do otherwise). Maybe nearby farmers are "old style" but can't afford organic certification. Whereabouts are you? If in doubt at the supermarket, buy British (look for the little red tractor). It's not chemical/grain free, but it meets decent hygiene, welfare standards. Please don't do Danish bacon!
I'm very fortunate - my own hens are laying so that's 2-3 eggs a day; I spend vaguely £20/week on "bits" and think nothing of spending £70-80 for e.g. a bulk load of our own lamb or beef (I work with the livestock so the prices are staggeringly cheap considering it's all grass fed etc). This all goes in the chest freezer. I also make the most of local freebies - rabbit, pigeon, unwanted game.
There is only me, I'm only small, and I I.F. a fair bit so don't really eat a lot.
Toiletries etc have really been streamlined - I buy a certain soap in big bags, ditto coconut oil, and my shampoo is £25 for a bottle that lasts about a year. Crystal deoderant was about £3 and is still the same size as 6 months ago! So that's another no-need-to-replace thing. Barely wear make up.
I would really suggest investing in a massive freezer - then you can bulk buy and/or stock up on special offers.
Also, I eat a very meat-based diet. Snacks and treats - nuts, yoghurt, cheese etc - REALLY whack the costs up. I can blow my normal £20 on ingredients to make "primal brownies" for example.
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