December 12, 2022

I am very interested in starti...


I am very interested in starting a raw, fruit diet. Those of you that do, can you share where you live and how much you spend each month?
I live in Minnesota, so my concern is cost, especially over the (extensive ) winter. I dream of a garden, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Also, if you are willing, I’d like to hear about what/how much you’re eating!


Terrain answer:

I am currently in Upstate NY but when I was in the Las Vegas Desert I spent roughly $50 a week on produce. I got a lot of my produce Organic from Costco, but then would also buy non-organic when that produce looked good. I always have a case of bananas on hand. I usually try to have a few pounds of apples on hand all the time as well. I also always have romaine or other lettuces, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini on hand. Then I buy whatever is on sale, usually trying for things that are under $1 a pound as much as possible. I generally eat roughly 4-5 pounds of food a day, about 3 pounds of fruit, and 2 pounds of greens/savory fruits. So that is about 35 pounds of fruit/greens/veg per week which if you can get most for under a $1 or $1.50 per pound is fairly easy to get your budget close to $50 a week.