What I Spend

❄ ❄ ❄  What I Spend  ❄ ❄ ❄

It’s possible to do $10 – 15 per day, or $70-105 a week on 80/10/10, buying bulk, organic farmers markets, and Mexican or Asian markets.

Rawveg on 10

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Almost everyone I know says how expensive it is to eat a raw vegan, somewhat organic diet.

So I was on a mission… to find out if it’s possible to do it for $10 a day!

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✿ Total Cost for the Day = $9.99 ✿
(U.S. Chicagoland Prices, rounded up)

Calories for the Day ~ 3171
Percentages:
✿ Carbs ~ 91%
✿ Fat ~ 5%
✿ Protein ~ 4%

✿ Breakdown for the Day ✿

4 oranges = $1.48 (Bought from my Fair Share store at 37 cents each)
17 organic dates = $2.72 (Bought online from 7hotdates.com in bulk, 12 pounds = $4.80 per pound, including shipping!)
13 bananas = $1.59 (Bought from Fair Share, about 12 cents each)
1/2 pineapple = $0.75 (Bought from Fair Share, $1.50 per pinapple)
1 head of butter lettuce = $1.56 (Bought from Costco in a 3 pack)
1 Tbsp carob powder (organic) = $0.23 (Bought from Raw Food World in a 16 oz package, lasts me about 2 months)
3 celery stalks = $0.25 (1 package was 99 cents at Fair Share)
1 tomato = $0.21 (Fair Share)
1 mango = $0.69 (Bought at a Mexican store nearby)
1/2 avocado = $0.50 (Bought in a package of 5 from Costco)
grape/cherry tomatoes = $ free from the garden 🙂
herbs and chives = $ free from the garden

Today only the dates, carob powder, tomatoes, and herbs were organic.

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✿ Menu for the Day ✿

Breakfast ~ pineapple orange juice
Lunch ~ raw moccachino = 13 bananas, 17 dates, 1 T carob powder and lots of water
Dinner ~ big salad = 1 head of butter lettuce, 3 celery stalks, tomatoes (1 from store, lots from garden), chives/herbs, 1/2 of avocado
Salad dressing = 1 mango blended (could blend with the tomatoes, herbs, and celery if desired)

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It CAN be done! At least in Chicagoland, U.S.A.

KeepinitFruity!

2 thoughts on “What I Spend

  1. Gordana Selagea says:

    Hi Jenni
    I need help. I m in the same boat as once you were. I m also in the Chicago land area. Don’t know how to get started. I m lost

    Thank you
    Donna

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