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    Food budget

    Just curious as to what everyones food budget is. I probably spend too much, but I spend way less in other areas, and I think good food is important.
    Ours is $800 every 2 weeks. Half of that is on meat.
    Works out to be $100 per person per week, which I guess is not awful. But I know it could be done on much less, so wondering what yours is, and do you go organic always?

    I don't buy organic everything, and occasionally lately ive been buying produce at the supermarket which I don't normally do, but its a convenience to do so at the moment.

    Our meat is from one butcher who uses no hormones, and all his meat is organic free ranging, same with the egg chickens.
    I mostly buy fruit and veg from a small local farm with seasonal stuff, not certified organic, but he says he only uses pesticides on the broccoli.
    Supermarket is generally for toilet paper, tuna, spices and olive oil.

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    800!? EIGHT-HUNDRED DORRARS!?[

    What. the. fuck.

    My food bill averages out to 4.54 a day... So... $63.56 every 2 weeks...
    nihil

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    Yup, I spend easily $200.00 per week for myself and my husband. This does not include all the meat that we purchase. I would spend more on the weeks that we are entertaining.

    Groceries include:
    veg and fruit
    meats
    dairy
    some cleaning supplies and Toilet paper/paper towels, laundry soaps.
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    Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
    Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

    Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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    oh and the meat includes our pet food too, but that is probably a very small portion of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    800!? EIGHT-HUNDRED DORRARS!?[

    What. the. fuck.
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    ^This...

    I spend roughly $40 a week. Would be less if I cut out some treats, like salmon and chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
    ^This...

    I spend roughly $40 a week. Would be less if I cut out some treats, like salmon and chocolate.
    Wow, what kind of things are you able to buy for that little?
    If we didn't eat any lamb I might cut it down a little, but its hard to imagine getting down by much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Wow, what kind of things are you able to buy for that little?
    If we didn't eat any lamb I might cut it down a little, but its hard to imagine getting down by much.
    -Eggs.
    -Potatoes.
    -Bananas.
    -Rice
    -Offal.

    Offal <3 Amazing source of protein, and pretty much cheap steak/ground meat.

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    $60-$100 range here too ... a fortnight
    I don't even know how one person could eat $100 worth of home-prepared food a week.

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    and you have only you to feed?
    The meat actually does last more than 2 weeks at times, but depends on what I buy exactly, but yeah I guess it is a lot. The meat is actually very similar to supermarket prices, as there is no middleman. We buy a fair bit of lamb which is fairly expensive.
    And that really is just meat and fresh produce, very little else is purchased.

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    We spend about $100 a week for the two of us, which includes 8 cats.

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