that makes sense. Meat is not exactly cheap overall, but I guess you can buy much cheaper depending on what you eat.
Half of that budget is on meat.
Only meat I eat is liver once every few weeks and it's like $4 a lb for grass fed
tell me if you feel this pain
I eat meat for dinner about 4-5 times a week.
However, I'm very reliant on kangaroo at the moment because
1. it's very lean and tasty source of protein
2. I know automatically that the animal lived as it's supposed to live in nature
The only roo in the supermarkets is organic. It's about $18-$19/kg. Not CHEAP, but I feel it's money better spent that strugging to find good beef or chicken.
Otherwise, I get:
2 dozen eggs
2 tubs of Greek yoghort
100-200g smoked salmon
quinoa bread ($9 a loaf)
fruit, usually 3 types
vegetables, depending on what's available but usually include zucchini, capsicum (peppers), onions, garlic, broccoli and cauliflower.
A few canned or frozen veges for emergencies
cheese (ricotta, cottage, cream)
honey (but that's more of a monthly thing)
I spend close to 300 a month, including going out/getting lunch out.
How many people are you feeding for 800.00?!
About $250 a week for 3 people, although last week was $350 because I stocked the freezer with meat from a butcher while I was visiting out of state.
Not sure why I spend so much. I buy organic everything at Whole Foods, oh yeah that's why it's so high.
But my bill will be better for the next few weeks now that the freezer is stocked. I wish this butcher wasn't so far away. I plan on growing as many of our own vegetables as possible this year. Would love to be food self sufficient eventually.