Like many people, I am re-focused on my health and nutrition goals in the new year. As I was running errands Saturday, I stopped at Albertsons for a few things to get us through to my normal shopping day (Monday). I also threw away the receipt, but here's the list with some recalled costs.
1 deli roasted chicken ($6?)
3 tubs of fruit - pineapple & cantaloupe. (3 for $10, usually $4 each)
2 1 pound bags of "baby carrots" ($5)
1 small head of cabbage ($2?)
1 bag of organic romaine lettuce hearts ($4?)
2 heads of broccoli ($3?)
Served 2 cups of mixed veg with legs and wings of the chicken and 1 cup of mixed fruit.
$2.50 per person
40 carbs, about 400 calories
loaded with vitamins C and A
4 minutes to prepare.
I served this for dinner with baked halibut (stashed in the freezer), 3/4 c of brown rice (staple) and 1 cup of a frozen mixed veg blend.
A fair estimate for the side dishes would be about $1.25 per person. Halibut cost would depend upon where you live and the season. I think I won this fish at a fund-raiser.
The odd bits of chicken, I'll add back to the soup.
I put all the bones and skin from the deli chicken into a pot. I also rinse out all that "jell" from the bottom of the container and included that in the pot. After I took the photo, I added 1/4 onion, 2 cloves of garlic and some dried herbs: tarragon, rosemary & a bay leaf. It will simmer for a couple hours. I will then pull out all the bones and bits, then let it cool overnight to solidify the fat.
So...are you SURE you want to try to convince me that eating healthy is expensive?