Originally Posted by miverso3
I feed me and my honey on about $500 a month.
If you are going to buy everything in one go I would suggest buying frozen vegetables for the end of the month because you don't want to throw anything away. You can eat them with chicken and cream cheese in a tortilla and they are so delicious. Or with beef and rice, or chicken and rice. So good and so cheap.
Buy bulk chicken breast are freeze most of them. So you can eat them throughout the month.
Buy frozen fruit too, or buy fruit and then freeze it so you can make smoothies or so you can add them to cereal or yogurt.
Buy lean ground beef and portion it out for the month. and freeze the rest.
I find that buying lettuce that are seperated heads in plastic containers cost more but since they have been rinsed and dried off they don't decompose as fast. I keep it in my fridge and finish it in about 2 weeks and not a single leaf was wasted or wrotten.
What I love to do is just stock up on my proteins and freeze them. And buy vegetables as I need them. When I buy bread or tortillas I make food for the next few days with that so it doesn't go bad and I don't waste! Tacos, fajitas, wraps etc until all the tortillas are gone.
Ooh! That all sounds delicious, I definitely love my fruits- but my veggies are a bit of a struggle and both are hard to keep fresh, i never thought of freezing them though that's a good idea! We buy a 5 lb log of meat and cut it up into pounds to have through out the month- either tacos or sloppy joes or spaghetti or anything else really but I don't think all of that is really healthy =p
My boyfriend and I usually use close 400 a month for food for us but this time we're going healthy so it may be exactly 400 this time.
What is the healthiest way to make a smoothie?