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Big portion of our grocery budget is for the meat, pasta and bread. We also always buy cheese, spices, chips, powdered juice and coconut oil. The toiletries are also in the list for monthly use.

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towards fresh produce,dairy products,grains

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The bulk of my food budget goes to feed my two teenaged sons. Don't they ever get full?

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fruits and veggies and good healthy meat and whole grains....

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I spend a lot of money now on food for my two grandsons. I stock food/snacks for them when they come over. I stock up maybe once a month on meat to put in the freezer.


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Fruits and veggies, lately

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Thankful I'm vegetarian, though other family members aren't, but we've discussed this.

The other family eat far more fish, chicken, and beans than beef!

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Mrskateduvall, I may sound kind of grinch-y but is it necessary to feed non-family members? The kids can go home at meal-time or plan outings where 'everybody" brings their lunches.
If the kids aren't AT your house, they also won't be into the fridge or cupboards.

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Fruits and veggies, for the most part.
There are still chips in there (my preferred form of carbs), but I measure out portions with my kitchen scale.

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I cant believe how much I spend on groceries. This summer I am feeding a family of 6, with three extra teenagers who might as well live here. My grocery bill is killing me. The teen boy goes through a gallon of milk a day. I spend the most on milk, meat and snack foods that I no longer eat but the kids still like. I try to go meatless twice a week, but the carnivores revolt. I use the farmer's market. I use dry beans. I buy in bulk when I can, and it saves money. Any tips would be appreciated.

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For me it's meat and produce too, BUT all of that in reasonable portions is much cheaper than the tons of junk food I used to buy! If I still had kids at home, I'd bake bread, buy turkeys on sale, and make soups and chili with dried beans and small amounts of cheap cuts of meat. If possible I'd have a vegetable garden and consider raising some of my own meat.

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Fruits, bread, proteins. In the Chicagoland area there is a store, Aldi, which is a no frills store. They don't carry name brands. Their fruit is really good; great prices.

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Meat seems to cost the most. We bought a quarter of beef to help save on costs. I try to watch for the sales on other meats.


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Right now the bulk dollars goes to the meat department. I am hoping to slowing move it to the produce department.

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Meat, dairy, and healthy alternatives!

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We end up buying mostly proteins and produce. The majority ends up eggs, meats, fresh fruit & vegetables, and frozen fruit & vegetables.

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protein and non-food stuff (contact solution, ziplock baggies, etc)

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meat fruits frozen foods.

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I don't buy a whole lot of meat so surprisingly a lot of it goes to my son, diapers and formula is not cheap.

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Vegetables, fruit and soy products.
Since joining SP I eat very little animal protein.

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Have managed to cut the meat bill by carefully measuring portions and 2-3 meatless days a week--but the fruits and veggies are still a big chunk of the budget--not complaining tho'!
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produce without a doubt.

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Fruits, vegetables and tofu.

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I've found that sticking to portion sizes REALLY stretches the food budget! :) How wonderful!

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Well, it would go to fruit and veg if not for our amazing local farmer's market! Best discovery ever!

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fruit veg and bathroom neccessities

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aunbelievable to have milk at that price
we pay almost $ 6 for a gallon of milk, foods are very expensive in canada
but we have to eat

I find the best way is to to take the sale when we get them and naturally see what is on sale
and from there decide what you will eat that week you write down what you want to make
every day for supper ,you check your fridge and freezer first if you do not have it, it go on the list. this way you do not buy what you do not need and you know exactly what you will have every night for the week it is much easier then to this what will i make and some time you]got think missing to do the supper , actually you save doing that and always have good meal




























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Usually, it goes towards meat and dairy, but this weekend it went mostly towards fresh fruits, and fresh and frozen veggies.

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Protien (meat) by far is the biggest expense. It consumes about 40% of the grocery bill. I have seven in my family, so that is part of it. 20% is Dairy, 20% is fresh produce, and 20% for whatever remains (frozen or grains, whatever!)


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Fruits, veggies, protein and frozen foods mostly for my kids lunch or early morning breakfast before school

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Used to be protein. Now it is fruits, veggies and soy products.
Haven't had red meat in months and poultry is only once or twice a week.

These changes have made a gigantic difference in my health.
Used to be a chronic pain patient. Am thrilled to report...Not anymore! Pain is gone.

Other benefits are:
Savings in the supermarket
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Motivated to eat clean and reduce calorie intake daily.

Yay! for SP.

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Protein! For several months, my garden provides most veggies and I put them up, as well.
When I do not have these they can add up. I do need to buy fruit.


Looking for deals, all the time, but do splurge for a special occasion.



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Protein is by far my biggest grocery budget struggle.

I can generally get veggies and fruits at a good price, depending on what's on sale/in season. Obviously carbohydrates are relatively easy, although the whole wheat pasta is not so affordable so we usually forego pasta in favour of whole grain brown rice.

We eat a lot of beans, which I buy dry and soak. They're surprisingly high in (albeit complex) carbohydrates for something that's touted as a "meat alternative", however. We've also started eating more tofu, since I can get it at just over $1/lb, and seems to be a more concentrated form of protein. Stir-frys are the obvious choice when it comes to tofu, but I also grate it using the food processor and use it in place of meat in chili. It's lower fat, although I'm not convinced that I should be eating so much soy.

I also try to get fatty fish once or twice a week. Sometimes this is an 87 cent can of sardines, but my husband won't eat them so I try to get Salmon as often as possible. The cheapest I've found so far is the frozen stuff for 4.97/lb. That's not bad... generally four meals worth. Since it's not every day we can afford it.

Part of the reason I'm tracking on Spark People is to ensure I'm getting enough protein.

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Same here--protein and produce. Am trying to drop all meat to every other day--but protein products are still the bulk of our expenditure!

Edited by: MRSCLAUS46 at: 8/21/2012 (15:55)
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protein and produce

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I spend a lot on fruits and veggies and it's worth every penny!

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Well, before I joined THIS group -- organic and "health" food ... $7 loaves of bread and $4 tomatoes...No more! I now know I can eat regular foods, for the most part, just minding my portions and keeping plenty of fresh freggies on the plate. Thank goodness -- it was killing my budget!

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Freggies! We've been going to the farmers markets alot :)

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our budget is pretty even across the board, including snacks and quick food (which is great because we used to spend nearly ALL of our money on convenience foods and junk!!!). if i HAD to choose where the most money goes, meats are slightly outrunning every other category on the list. i have 7 members in my family, and so making sure there is enough turkey, fish and chicken (sometimes beef as well) to go around is paramount. i find that when i buy veggies and fruits fresh in bulk, they go to waste. so now i buy them every three days or so.

living la vida low carb (not to be mistaken with no carb) and loving it!

30 minutes on the elliptical 5x per week is roughly equal to 3000 cal burned & 18 miles pedaled!

i weigh in every day to see how my eating habits the previous day are affecting my weight. my saturday weigh in is my "official" weight.

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7/30/12 11:48 A

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Meat and start stocking up to be able to make back to school lunches for my 7th grader. He doesn't like school meals and I don't want him going hungry. Especially since he will have band and basketball practice every day.

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7/28/12 9:35 P

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at this point, I think it is fresh fruit and veggies as I try to eat up my freezer and pantry

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7/24/12 10:37 A

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I have to say even as a avid couponer, the bulk of my food expense goes to Lean Meats and Fish. I will definitely look at more tuna and mackerel.

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7/19/12 11:32 P

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You are right about the calorie to protein ratio, but I think that is true of most fish.

Certainly tuna and mackerel are both cheaper than tuna, and are good sources of omega 3's as well. I am watching the tuna - and all food from the Pacific ocean these days. However, I think some variety is good.

You can also get omega 3's from walnuts and flax seeds. (But not almonds! We eat almonds a lot, but it's been awhile since we bought walnuts. Next week I give the almonds a break and buy some walnuts for a change!)

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7/19/12 10:44 P

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I guess I could. I've been considering swapping it out with chicken breast and taking fish oil pills anyways due to the fact that farmed salmon loses a lot of its omega 3 oils etc, and I cant afford wild caught salmon. Both the salmon and chicken both have a great calorie to protein ratio.



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7/19/12 10:40 P

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You eat 6 oz. of salmon every day?

Salmon is an excellent food, but couldn't you have some other cheaper fish once in awhile?

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Salmon, at 7.99/lb and eating 6 oz a day it kinda hurts :*(



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1/22/12 9:50 P

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Veggies & Dairy

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1/22/12 6:45 P

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I wish we had more vegetable gardens here in the city. Love the idea of picking your own produce.

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A CSA is "Community Supported Agriculture". Basically the community supports the local farmers by buying directly from them. You can purchase a share, which varies in size, and once per week they deliver it to a local drop off point. Some farms or individuals with large garden plots, will grow the veggies which you can pick yourself and save money that way. I've never really thought of a veggie/fruit basket being beautiful, but I was so surprised with every basket how pretty, fresh, and crisp everything was. I hated to disturb the basket. Most farms in this area are organic as well, so that's another benefit, but still cheaper than the grocery stores.

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1/21/12 2:49 P

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What is a CSA?
Here in Manila (Philippines), it's a lot cheaper if you go to the local markets (we call them 'wet markets') but they're usually a little too busy and crowded for my liking. There are farmer's markets that pop up every weekend but they sell mostly organically grown veggies. While their produce looks better than what the supermarkets have, they're also usually twice the price!

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I would, but I have two teenagers who prefers to eat meat. I buy frozen veggies and limit fruits to whatever is reasonable prices. About June/July, the farm stands will be back, but they are pretty high priced. So, we still stick to grocery store sales and frozen. And if I can have a garden, that helps.
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Goodness. I thought I was the only one ..... Lean meats are expensive, but worth it. But, if I add the 2-3 trips I make for replenishing the freggies, during the week, I spend more on that. I would have never thought that. I try to buy seasonal, but the greens and tomatoes, and even cucumbers, seem to be on the rise. But WE are worth it. Its a Health Investment.

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Mine goes to freggies as well...I don't eat much meat so it makes sense to me.

I have considered joining a local CSA but did not want to end up wasting money or food. I will be on the lookout for farmer's markets though, especially after it warms up!

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I saw in my local newspaper that my town has a new open-air Greenmarket downtown, where local farmers can sell their goods and sometimes even have a local band there to provide entertainment while people shop. I might have to go check that out. It should be much fresher, and maybe last longer than the freggies I buy in the grocery store. Might be cheaper too. I hope! :)


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Mostly freggies as well. They are pricey, but soon the veggie stands will be full of local fare, and not quite as expensive. Last Spring and Summer I joined a CSA, which saved money overall, but gave most of it away. it got to be too much to keep up with, even if I made soups to freeze, plus way too many items we don't care for, but tried different ways. Great experiment though. This year I think we'll try the local stands regularly.

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In my main shopping trip, meats & seafood take up the bulk of my bill, but when I add in the additional trips to the store during the week for added fresh produce, the freggies are more than the meat. Right now, I'm doing ok budget-wise, but I see a time when I might have to move to more frozen fruits and veggies. I'll miss my salads when that happens, though, so I hope it's not for a long time. :)

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ours go mostly on dairy products.

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I was just reviewing today's grocery bill. Noticed that most of it goes to fresh fruits and veggies. Spent more on freggies than on meat! I guess that's a good thing but man, these freggies are getting pricey!

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