Skip to comments.Survey: how much do you spend on food in an average month? (Vanity)
Posted on 03/10/2013 10:04:56 AM PDT by sfimom
How much do you spend on food in an average month? Please include eating out. How many people are you feeding and what is your typical diet? What do you do to supplement your diet?
My biggest change is to inspect the labeling of the package to ensure that I don’t buy anything that comes from a blue state if I can help it. I damned sure don’t buy any vegetables from California, for instance.
I’m getting stronger in my advancing years. I can remember a time when I couldn’t lift $100 worth of groceries. These days I have no problem carrying out $100 worth of food.
i don’t know about monthly but Friday i went to the local Shop Rite- i usually stick to sale items...2 Cantalopes ($1.49/each), 5 lbs oranges ($3.99), 2/16oz containers of strawberries ($1.99/each), 5lbs of chicken thighs ($6/ on sale $1.19/lbs), one large box of cornflakes ($4.50), one 33 oz container of plain greek yogurt ($3), 5 bottles of gatorade ($5, 16 oz Cream Cheese ($3.00) + tax....no milk or eggs or beef....almost $40 with my price plus card!!!!
$600 / month grocery
$200 / month eating out
household expenses like toiletries are separate
This is for a family of 4 people, no pets
Family of a Dad, a Mom and a 16 year old daughter about $250 p/w. We don’t eat crap. We never eat out. My wife is a great cook and cooks homemade every night.
$200 a month —
I stopped keeping track a long time ago. Too much. We both try to eat rather healthy most of the time. My wife is a vegetarian who buys a lot of specialty foods (goes nuts for Amy’s and Kashi meals).
That’s approximately $12/day/person. I figure $15/day/person.
But it’s gas, taxes and insurance that have been going up; much more so than foo.
“Im getting stronger in my advancing years. I can remember a time when I couldnt lift $100 worth of groceries. These days I have no problem carrying out $100 worth of food.”
I spent over $400 yesterday. Primarily beans rice and pasts. No meat. No vegetables. No fruits. No dairy. I did get oils and seasonings. This will just barely feed my family of eight for the month. Ill spend another 150+ next week for fruits and veggies. Cant afford meat but I have a few chickens for eggs and two milk goats.
that said, my weekly bill runs from $20 to $100 for food and consumables(TP, bowl cleaner, detergent, etc included) but it all depends on what i am out of at the time which sometimes is nothing, so all i'm buying is milk, yogurt, bread and maybe a couple other things, but on average i'd say my weekly average cost has risen at least $10...
Three observations on food:
It is WAY more expensive.
It should be WAY less expensive because technology has advanced.
It only has a shadow of the quality it used to have.
And someone please explain why it is as expensive to buy food in the supermarket as it is to buy it in restaurants?
$400 - 500 per month.
Buy bulk from Costco.
Break down large roast for stews and soups, chicken for a myriad of dishes. and turkey. Wife does not like seafood (except shrimp) so we will buy a bag of 16-20 shrimp and use in an occasional shrimp cocktail for a treat.
Buy tomato products by the case.
Pasta, beans and rice in large bags.
Eat out once in a while. but not much more than $30 for two since it is usually breakfast or lunch (being seniors helps get discounts).
We freeze what we have not eaten and time and date it all so we know what is still edible after a period of time. So many dished freeze well.
Between regular foodstuffs at Fred Meyer, specialty items at Whole Foods, and the farmers market, probably around $125 per week just for me. It’s not cheap to support your local farmers and ranchers, but it sure is delicious!
I spend $300-350 a month to feed two adults and a toddler ~ and that eating organic. The boy gets supplements, DHA, probiotic, iodine, D3, a multivitamin, and a few drops of colloidal silver. I don’t buy many prepared foods. I mostly cook from whole foods. I even make our own chinese food, but that’s about $40 extra when we do that. We end up with 50 egg rolls and 50 crab rangoon for that price so it’s worth it.
About $50/week for 1 person. That includes a $5 sandwich made at the deli once a week as a special treat, but when I do that I also skip a meal that day.
Colloidal silver: Is it safe or effective?
My dad takes colloidal silver for his health, but is it safe?
from Brent A. Bauer, M.D.
Colloidal silver isn’t considered safe or effective for any of the health claims manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body. Nor is it an essential mineral, as some sellers of silver products claim.
Colloidal silver products are made of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid the same type of precious metal used in jewelry, dental fillings, silverware and other consumer goods. Colloidal silver products are usually marketed as dietary supplements that are taken by mouth. Colloidal silver products also come in forms to be injected or applied to the skin.
Manufacturers of colloidal silver products often claim that they are cure-alls, boosting your immune system, fighting bacteria and viruses, and treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, shingles, herpes, eye ailments and prostatitis. However, no sound scientific studies to evaluate these health claims have been published in reputable medical journals. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has taken action against some manufacturers of colloidal silver products for making unproven health claims.
It’s not clear how much colloidal silver may be harmful, but it can build up in your body’s tissues over months or years. Most commonly, this results in argyria (ahr-JIR-e-uh), a blue-gray discoloration of your skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and gums. While argyria doesn’t pose a serious health problem, it can be a cosmetic concern because it doesn’t go away when you stop taking silver products.
Rarely, excessive doses of colloidal silver can cause possibly irreversible serious health problems, including kidney damage and neurological problems such as seizures. Colloidal silver products may also interact with medications, including penicillamine, quinolone, tetracycline and thyroxine medications.
And prices for toiletries and cleaning products are exhorbitantly high and going up as we speak.
And “they” pretend (lie) tht there is no inflation.
That is, much like everything else government bleats, bullcrap.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.