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Paleo organic foods budget per months and week

by 70 · May 13, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Hi I wanted to know what is youguys budgets per months and per week for paleo and organic foods. I want to know details as What country and town you live, for how many people you buy, male/female and are you a student or profesionnal, Are you buyging 100% grass fed or more 40-50% and are you buying organic foods 100% 40%. And is this including or excluding supplements and eating out.

Lets start with me

I am living in canada montreal, live at home with my mom work full time. I buy for me only. 40% of my fruits is organic and 30-50% of my meat is grassfed. My meats is limited to ground beef grassfed+ Whole Chicken conventional grain fed. I buy organic good quality 900ml of coconut oil for the month and 900ml of olive oil for the month (not cheap)

So 150$ per week and 600$ a month For 1 person(me) an ex student with a full time job with entry level salary

supplements is not included, I pay 40$ month on top of the 600$ for fish oil

And if I eat outside 1-2x a week that is an extra 80$ a month 20$ a week and this includes sweets also.

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70 · May 10, 2014 9:18 PM

bearfoot

(for instance, on the coast of BC Canada, Save-on-Foods generally has the cheapest organic carrots, broccoli, kale, chard and peppers. In the summer I grow my own greens.

Local butcher is all organic/pastured non-GMO non-antibiotic/hormone meats, and they sell rendered duck fat, lard and tallow that I use in addition to big tubs of coconut oil from costco (at $17 for a LOT))

Yeah I heard BC is really great for organic food and grass-fed meat, Maybe you might have bette price for foods but higher prices for houses I guess.

retterin

(Right now I am part of a local CSA, so I spend what amounts to about $25/week to get a big box of fruits and veggies that tend to last the entire week, plus allow me to occasionally freeze some fresh produce for winter. I also have a patio garden that will yield peppers, tomatoes, salad greens, eggplant and yellow squash for most of the coming season.)

Yeah I have a Few csa i got to try, maybe I can save money from doing that, and maybe I should buy frozen more. I could save an extra 10-15$ a week

I wonder if Organ meats that comes from conventional animal are good? Because if I think about it . seems like the organ would be worst than the muscle as food if it comes from conventional animals vs grass-fed. right?

(Answer by DawnseyDoll 0 · yesterday

I do not buy organic since I eat about 15 to 18 servings of fruits and veggies everyday. I also do not buy grassfed meat. I spend about $140 a week on groceries for 3 people. I live in The DFW area.)

Yeah thats pretty cheap, good prices.

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70 · May 13, 2014 at 12:52 AM

hmm I actually dont event know what is winter squash and vats of evoo. I will definitely check this vegie methodician, i can try new things.

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70 · May 12, 2014 9:53 PM

seems like most people can buy cheaper than me, maybe I am not spending strategically, or grass-fed organic is expensive in montreal. I know that it is more difficult to grass fed in the winter because of the weather and a lot of the fruits are imported

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0 · May 09, 2014 5:48 PM

I do not buy organic since I eat about 15 to 18 servings of fruits and veggies everyday. I also do not buy grassfed meat. I spend about $140 a week on groceries for 3 people. I live in The DFW area.

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0 · May 09, 2014 5:38 PM

I'm on a fairly tight budget at the moment, so I'm not able to spend as much on really high quality foods as I would like to. I still do what I can though.

Right now I am part of a local CSA, so I spend what amounts to about $25/week to get a big box of fruits and veggies that tend to last the entire week, plus allow me to occasionally freeze some fresh produce for winter. I also have a patio garden that will yield peppers, tomatoes, salad greens, eggplant and yellow squash for most of the coming season.

As for meat, I spend about $20-$30 a week usually. I don't always buy grass-fed, because I can't really afford to do that often. I get organ meats from my local farmer's market and supplement with non-grass-fed supermarket meat that is on sale. When my financial situation improves, I'll start getting all of my meats from local farmers.

I spend an additional $10-$20 a week on eggs, almond milk, nuts and the occasional oil or vegetable that doesn't come with my CSA.

So, all told I spend between $55 and $75 a week, which translates to between $220 and $300. I could probably get this number down lower if I exclusively shopped for non-organic and non-grass-fed supermarket bargains.

I am a single woman, so I cook only for myself right now. I don't tend to eat very much (by nature--I'm just not a big eater in general), and I get creative with the crockpot to make my portions stretch as far as they can. This is working well for me right now, but I live in a part of the US (a mountain state) where one could easily spend a fortune on really high quality foods from the organic farms around here.

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0 · May 09, 2014 3:10 AM

100% Organic or Clean 15 fruits and vegetables, 100% of my meat is grass-fed (or, because I eat fish more often than meat, wild). I eat farmed mollusks and prawns. I shop at Costco, local farms, grocery stores with the cheapest organic options - for instance, on the coast of BC Canada, Save-on-Foods generally has the cheapest organic carrots, broccoli, kale, chard and peppers. In the summer I grow my own greens.

Local butcher is all organic/pastured non-GMO non-antibiotic/hormone meats, and they sell rendered duck fat, lard and tallow that I use in addition to big tubs of coconut oil from costco (at $17 for a LOT) and 1.5 litres of organic extra virgin olive oil (Costco, $11-12). I also grab olives and caselots of organic canned tomatoes from costco, and occasionally coconut water or big tubs of strawberries/big bags of kiwis. They also have bags of wild organic blueberries for cheap.

I average around $100 per week, so around $400 per month in food, usually less. But, I also am a 5ft 4 male with a gastrointestinal disorder and can't eat a ton.

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