In the past few days I’ve seen two great posts on food cost, one by Richard at freetheanimal.com and one by Don at primalwisdom.com. Not being one to kill a good trend, I thought I’d pass along another example. This morning, at a local supermarket, I bought:
Beef Roast: 2.13 lbs @ $3.49/lbs = $7.43
Avocados: $1.99 for 4
Yams: 1.51 lbs @ $1.00/lbs = $1.51
Diced Tomatoes: 1 can = $.67
I put the roast, tomatoes and yams in the crockpot and will split into 4 servings with one avocado at each.
Total calories per serving: 976
Carbohydrate: 62.2g (fiber: 18.6g – net carb: 43.6g)
52% fat, 23% protein, 25% carbohydrate
So, total cost is $11.60. Cost per serving is $2.90. Keep in mind these are near 1,000 calorie servings. Add 6 eggs at $2 for breakfast and you’re eating for $4.90 for the day. If you’re telling yourself you haven’t been eating well because it’s expensive, stop it.