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Being a Flexitarian Means I eat Meat,Fish, Poultry, Sparingly

Friday, October 04, 2013


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Living on a shoestring budget means I calculate everything. I track food and calories, I track how much food costs and how much each meal costs.

I was finally able to food shop today as food allotment money became available. I rarely buy meat but it was discounted this week at the local grocer so I bought things on sale. Sometimes even if the price per pound is high, but you are buying thin, trimmed, small quantities, you have to look at what you are getting verses the price per pound.

Here's what I bought for the entire month of October.
11.39 lbs. meat for $18.61 - 19 small pieces of meat, poultry & fish to last until November 3. That's 4.75 servings of meat a week for the month at an average of $4.65 a week for meat. I've bought cans of organic beans for $.89 lb. I've got to make a trip to Trader Joe's to start saving up on some nuts, soy, rice, almond, coconut milks for wintertime. I spent $53.39 on non-meat items, but I refuse to buy produce at Walbaums because it is too expensive. I'll go to Sal's Fruit Tree on Monday or Tuesday when it comes in fresh & its not so crowded with everyone touching everything. Out of the next 93 meals this month, 19 will include a few oz. of very lean, low calorie, fish, poultry, and meat. This is what I call a flexatarian lifestyle.
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TATTER3 10/5/2013 11:35PM

    I try to keep it simple most of the time! Good for you!

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BABYSOX 10/5/2013 10:11AM

    If I had to label myself, I would say that I am 80% vegetarian. I do eat poultry, fish and seafood if I am out at a restaurant or at someone's home for dinner. I gave up all other meat over 15 years ago.I can definitely see a decrease in my grocery bill since choosing to eat this way.

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RAINA413 10/5/2013 2:32AM

    My husband and I are also flexitarian. I think it is a far healthier way to live (not to mention considerably less expensive!!)

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