This is an interesting article about how one guy made ot through a week on food stamp money.
The prices are much higher than I pay, but then, again, it's New York. The wages are higher too and selecting out one week is much harder than doing a month or more so that you can develope a stock amd pay less than top dollar for your food.
Thos month I have spent less than 225.00 on food. I have a lot of stock and a lot of perishables still in the fridge. I should make it easily until the end of the month.
I bought a large package ( about three pounds ) of pork loin roast. Today I cut several pork chops off of it and cubed the rest of it and pit it in the crockpot for stew, or fried rice etc.
I still have a chicken to cook Tommorrow or the next day.
The trick is to manage meat ( or your protein) . That is the biggest expense in the food department,
If you pick what you find really cheap you can average your meat costs and still afford a more expensive cut if meat every now and then. I try to get beef into us twice a week. It is a good way to keep yourself from becoming anemic. We eat a lot of fresh fruit and veggies-- more fruit than veggies because I have a hubby that grew up on the fifties when everything was canned or cooked to death. LOl
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