My baby girl challenged me to post my spending habits. Below are all of my purchases for as far back as I can grab. It reflects money spent on only fresh local food since June 1, 2009. Before that it is a mix of grocery stores, whole foods, 7 Eleven, and others.
The point of this is to show that fresh local food is not expensive. I even find it less expensive!
Should you want to try this too remember, like anything in life, it is a process. It’s taken me years to get to this point and become comfortable with the new lifestyle. But, what an amazing lifestyle it is.
After one month completely on the fresh food diet I am tempted to call it the Perfect Diet. My cravings are gone, I don’t think about food anymore, I workout less, I’m losing more weight, and frankly I’m in the best shape of my life. Further, I have shown this lifestyle to other folks ranging from girls, guys, seniors, 20 somethings and all are raving about it.
*These purchases are mostly for 1-2 people, though I do cook for lots of people, so its more of a mix.
DeMystifying the Costs of Fresh Food
- Farmers Markets – $16.00
- Whole Foods – $134.41
- Other Grocery Stores – $9.06
- Whole Foods – $100.17
- 7 Eleven – $8.23
- Other grocery stores – $21.84
- Whole Foods – $114.64
- Whole Foods – $219.64
- 7 Eleven – $10.99
- Other grocery stores – $19.73
- Whole Foods – $170.00
- Whole Foods – $242.44
- Safeway – $64.54