We hear this a lot.
And yes, it seems to be true at first glance.
Vegetables cost more than bread, pasta or rice.
Meat and fish do too.
But when you take a look at where many of our food dollars are going, you'll realise that all you need to do is just change the ratios of where you're spending money.
Check out this breakdown of an average per person, monthly spend (USA data).
- Processed Foods & Sweets – $66.87
- Meats – $62.78
- Fruits and Vegetables – $42.63
- Grains & Baked Goods – $42.05
- Beverages – $32.41
- Dairy Products – $30.95
- Other Foods – $14.31
So out of that $300, if we dropped the processed food, the grains, most of the dairy products, and stopped spending money on liquid, you could actually double your spend on meat and veggies, and SAVE money. The above data came from THIS article, which mostly referenced the savings on health care in our futures. But I think that we are likely swayed more by the instant benefit, of which grocery savings are exactly that!
BTW, the book above is worth a read.
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AMRAP in 10 mins
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