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Fresh, healthy cooking on a budget. What's yours?

ScarletB | Jul 10, 2012 09:23 PM

I recently have realized that I am spending *way* too much money on groceries every month. Is anyone willing to share what their budget is for one person? I need guidelines!

I am gluten and dairy free and focus on vegetables, high quality meats and fruit. I eat very little packaged foods and I cook a ton! I'm guessing I spend a lot of money on meat because I am picky about making sure it's local/free range blah blah, so I get most of it at the farmer's market. I also get most of my produce there with occasional Trader Joe's and Whole Foods side trips. I live in Southern California which is probably more expensive as well, although I am not sure about that.

If anyone has any tips as to how to cut down on what I spend, such as recipes, cheaper options for fruits/veggies, or is willing to share your monthly food budget I would be so appreciative! I need to get this under control!

Thanks in advance for any help!

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