How much fresh produce do you all eat per day/week/month? (I'm trying to draw up grocery budget)
My sister has become a lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and I'm going raw vegan, and we haven't the faintest clue how to do our grocery budget for the next month because we don't know how much produce is the average to go through! Help! How much fresh produce do each of you eat per day/week/month? If some of you can even break it down to how many bananas, mangoes, oranges, apples, heads of lettuce, etc you go through in a day or week, that would be fantastic so we have a ballpark idea to start with...
I tend to do one main shop per week, then buy a few bits and bobs as and when I need to.
At the moment I tend to buy the following fresh produce:
Few bags of apples
Few big bunches of bananas
Few bags of carrots
4-8 Sharon fruit
A couple of lettuce and a big bag of spinach
Two packs of frozen blueberries
Red, yellow, orange bell peppers
Punnet of cherry toms
bag of lemons
Chunk of fresh ginger
A couple sweet potatoes
Pack of dates
Bag of raisins
Big marrow or pack of zuchinni
My BF is not raw so this list is just what I eat and I'm not 100% raw so do also buy other non fresh produce. Other typical stuff I buy (every couple of weeks):
Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Walnuts and almonds
Hemp and linseeds
Sun dried toms
Grocery list on weekend (appx) for what is in season now:
1 BIG bunch bananas - yellow without too many brown spots...I tend to eat them all at the end of the week when they are ripe (lots of brown)
1 pack dates
1 container raisins
box of clementines
I would get apples, but I"m allergic
Other fruit (not listed, but if something looks good I'll buy it)
2 bunches kale
1 bag of 3-4 romaine heads
1 bulb of fennel
1 red onion
1/2 head cabbage
bag of mung sprouts
5lb bag of carrots
Spinach (either bunch or box of baby)
raw olives (not purist raw)
raw sauerkraut (not purist raw)
These are just approximations. I eat A LOT. I think a lot of us do actually. This usually lasts the week.
Things I have on hand or frozen:
cacao powder and nibs (not considered raw, but I still eat it)
various dried fruit
various frozen fruit (for variety)
clover, fenugreik, brocooli and other seeds for sprouting
raw olive oil
My husband is not vegan, but he eats a pretty high content raw vegan diet now (yay), so a lot of this is shared.
god I don't even know where to start.
IN A WEEK:
I eat three bananas a day, so I get at least 21 of those a week... so in a bunch of 6, that's about 4 bunches a week
I go through about 3-4 containers of strawberry
7-14 zucchini (depending on size)
3-6 ears of corn
2-3 large packages of mushrooms
tomatoes as necessary...probably 4 a week?
1-2 bags of spinach
2-6 granny smith apples
random other fruits...depending on my mood
a few jalapenos
bunch of cilantro
other stuff (not necessarily on a weekly basis):
nutritional yeast (very rarely)
Larabars (can be easily made, but I'm always lazy hahaha)
Sometimes I get broccoli, kale, green beans, peas, etc. I get something different for greens every week to keep things interesting, and I don't overdo the greens as it makes me nauseous.
god I eat a lot...
i eat so much so it's a lot of food.
i eat like 5-10 bananas a day so i buy more as needed
a few cantaloupes
2 bags of grapes
lbs of spinach (like 3)
4 heads of lettuce
big bag of oranges
3 bags frozen berries
4 big tomatoes
bag of carrots
2 heads broccoli
um i can't think of anything else at the moment but this list changes as my mood changes and what's in the store.
joannabanana - is this list per day or per week? Thanks!
case of bananas, 2 cases of papaya. usually about 9 cantaloupe (on sale for 3/5 lately) 5 packs of those 3.99 organic romaine lettuce - earthbound i believe?, 5 lbs of pears, 5 lbs of apples, 4 packs of celery, big box of dates.
this is my diet for two weeks.
5 or so cherimoyas
5 macintosh apples
2-3 navel oranges
a few packs of raw frozen acai pulp with raw honey or maple syrup
probiotics and stuff
jakkrabbit, it's per week!!! haha i don't think i could eat THAT much in one day... i wish i could buy things in bulk bins but my grocery store doesn't do that.
I've just heard so much about rawers eating massive amounts of fruits of veggies per day that I started to wonder if this was what was meant by a 'massice amount'...lol
I think you've already got some idea. You can also go to the "What you ate today" topic and see what and how much people are eating each day.
Thanks for that - I'm sure I'll really get a good sense of what we need to start with based on that topic thread!
i tend to just stock up when i'm on empty but i will try to guess here:
2 bunches of bananas
1 bag frozen mangos
2-3 bags frozen berries
sometimes a few young coconuts
pack of dates
1-2 bunches carrots (shared with my dogs)
1-2 bunches celery
2 red peppers
the rest varies a lot!
1 cup sprouts
2 heads lettuce
1 pound spinach
3-4 heads of kale or chard or both
1/2 bunch parsley
not gonna go into seeds and stuff since i tend to buy that more monthly.
With the current season and being on a limited budget I in a week go through (depending on mood/physical activity):
2 - 8 pound bags of navel oranges (staple)
1 - 8 pound bag of Grapefruit (staple)
3 or so Cantaloupe
16-20 Bananas (staple)
Maybe a few mango for splurge
A few avocados if on sale or I am in a salad mood
1-2 pounds of raisins (staple)
1 pound frozen wild blueberries (though I haven't got these for a while)
3-4 Bunches of dark greens usually kale but last time I got turnip greens since the kale wasn't good (staple)
1 pound baby salad greens (if I'm in a salad mood I can go through two of these a week)
1-2 pounds of carrots
1 Bag of celery (not that often though)
1-2 pounds sunflower seeds (staple)
0.5-1 pound flax seed (staple)
0.5-1 pound pumpkin seeds (staple)
Oats (every other day or so)
Buckwheat (just started eating and I love it , this I will probably be eating a pound a week soon)
Nutritional Yeast (not raw but I'm addicted right now)
Tempeh (not raw but awesome in avocado-dulse-tempeh- baby green salad!)
I look for sales and compare prices and try to buy as organic as possible but I don't have all the money in the world so a majority of things aren't organic so I can grab them on sale like oranges/grapefruit 8 pounds for $3.88 and cantaloupe for $1. But I try to use something like raisins to sweeten smoothies because they are cheap and organic rather than using more conventional fruit. Bananas are always organic for me and usually my seeds are too. I am looking for a job and I also plan on having a big garden (lots of greens) this summer to cut costs in the future.