JosieJake

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    JosieJake reacted to katienewl in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I'm getting towards the end(Day 29) and I'm getting a little stressed thinking about how to proceed. Our food bill more than doubled for this month and I'm the only person participating. My husband sometimes eats what I eat but sometimes he's eating things that aren't compliant just so my compliant food goes a little farther. I'm not one of those that spent a lot on the "pantry staples" as I didn't buy any of those. We are overseas and everything is just very expensive. I'm just so disappointed that I may not be able to keep eating well just because of how much it is. Would living off of frozen vegetables, frozen fish/chicken and beef be enough?
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    JosieJake got a reaction from LadyM in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I just feed me and my dog. I'm a disabled retired enlisted vet and am a full-time student. Own a home. And have chronic issues that takes a lot of money as my insurance doesn't cover chiro and massage. Which means I do not have a lot of money. If you shop for sales it won't cost too much. Before I went organic, I could buy enough food for a week (meat, veggies, and fruit) for about 30 bucks. If you have a farmers' market, they often have cheap veggies and fruit. We have a Sprouts here in Colorado. That was without buying extra stuff like oils and herbs and flavor stuff. Stock up. This week I spent a bunch buying ground meats for this month...lamb, veal, bison, beef,elk. I figure a pound of meat will last 2-3 meals. You can buy frozen veggies. Those are usually pretty cheap.
     
    Good luck.
     
    ~jj
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    JosieJake got a reaction from LadyM in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I just feed me and my dog. I'm a disabled retired enlisted vet and am a full-time student. Own a home. And have chronic issues that takes a lot of money as my insurance doesn't cover chiro and massage. Which means I do not have a lot of money. If you shop for sales it won't cost too much. Before I went organic, I could buy enough food for a week (meat, veggies, and fruit) for about 30 bucks. If you have a farmers' market, they often have cheap veggies and fruit. We have a Sprouts here in Colorado. That was without buying extra stuff like oils and herbs and flavor stuff. Stock up. This week I spent a bunch buying ground meats for this month...lamb, veal, bison, beef,elk. I figure a pound of meat will last 2-3 meals. You can buy frozen veggies. Those are usually pretty cheap.
     
    Good luck.
     
    ~jj