mikesbytes wrote:Guess your situation may be different, I've heard that vegan's tend to have a much lower food bill than non vegan's
Once you start talking $organic produce$, buying what you need no doubt is wise.
I've always been pretty frugal and respectful of food. I don't like waste.
These days, if it looks like I am not going to eat all vege within 4 days, I chop and freeze it...or make a casserole or soup and freeze it.
This is especially so for leafys like english spinach, kale, cabbages that I'd usually steam before eating.
For salad stuff, I am more likely to under buy.
I do agree with Mike though, that if I run out of vege, then I am more likely to use less healthy options (grain stuff).
As for total food bill, I've not bought alcohol this year, so that's a lot more $s to go towards a higher quality diet, probably a saving of $100 pre tax dollars a week.
Incidentally, the same woman I mentioned yesterday (teacher with 11yo daughter), bought prebiotics on the way out.
I don't believe in buying such things...they are not used in Blue Zones; they just get their diet optimized.
It's absolutely money down the drain if you eat supplements meant to favor healthy bacteria, but then replace vege and whole grains/legumes with refined foods, sugar, etc.
Many don't understand the difference between pre- and pro-biotics either.
As Michael Klaper says about eating any health product or medication, you cannot change one thing at a time.