Over the past year I have evaluated how I eat and what I bring in to my house for my children. Now, I am nowhere near the obsessed, you will never touch a chip or chocolate again sort of person, but I have reduced our processed foods significantly (don’t judge me, I love me some Pasta Roni) and have evaluated what we eat each week and I know that we can get healthy foods for reasonable prices.
It is interesting because so many people who I talk to about eating healthier or for Visalus say that they can’t afford it, but the truth is you just aren’t ready to eat healthier. If you wanted to, you really could and I will show you how.
Here is an estimated grocery list for a family to eat.
- Lean (93%) Ground Beef (or ground turkey)
- Boneless skinless chicken breast
- Boneless Pork chops
- Potatoes: $4 for a bag and you can make: baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, smothered potatoes, baked potato french fries
- Veggies: Steam-able vegetables. Most places offer a 10 for $10 other wise they usually range from $1.08-$1.75 and if you don’t use them one day you can reheat them the next day. We will allocate $10 for that.
- Beans: I have just started getting in to beans and they are super inexpensive and have good protein and fiber for you. A couple bags of those are about $3 – $3.50 and if you don’t eat them all you can freeze them for a meal later on.
- Grapes (if they are on sale) $4 for 2lbs.
- Oranges $3 for a bag
- Bananas $.44 per lb, we will get 3lbs so around 1.30
- Or supplement for the fruits that you want.
- Crackers $3
- Graham Crackers $3
- Or fruit that you already have which will save you money