I only have $50 per week I can spend. Everything in our budget is spoken for and this is all we have per person for my husband and I. We have bills and 2 kids lol.
Anyway, I don't mind conventional foods. I can eat any fruit and any cooked carbs. I'm just curious what everyone would find the most important foods vs the less important foods? I just need a good idea of how I'd make my budget. I know that I can get bananas for $20 per case here. I'm just not sure what else to get.
Since you eat cooked, a lot of doors are open to you. Shop the bulk bins at the grocery store for bulk dried bean, peas, lentils, rice, oats, etc. Super cheap and easy to cook in your crock pot.
Yep...I would go bananas, dates, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, pasta, beans, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery (the latter 4 can be chopped finely with a teeny bit of celtic sea salt for a delicious salad). Sundried tomatoes, bottled pasata and coconut sugar are great additions for making pasta sauces.
I shop at Costco, not the best, but makes RT4 possible. I get 2 watermelons ($4 each right now and they're huge!) bananas, spinach, dates, black beans, and Kokuho Rose rice (bought every other month). Whatever is left over in a week is saved for buying variety here and there, and whenever I get the 25lbs of rice. I spend about $40 a week. In my humble opinion, you don't need to stuff your face with calories to benefit from this lifestyle. Sure, 3000 calories and cycling 100 miles a week may be optimal, but 2000 calories and playing with your kids is fine too. Also, now that I'm not blending my fruits, I don't have to eat so much to feel satiated.