Once-a-month-shopping and fresh produce
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|Mon, 03-08-2010 - 12:31pm|
I was talking to another mom at the playground this past weekend about grocery budgets. She has a family of five that she feeds for $400/month. She does either once-a-month shopping or every-other-week shopping.
I've often wondered how those who do infrequent grocery shopping still manage to work fresh produce into their menu. This mom told me that she doesn't. She buys enough fresh produce for the first few days, and then they just do without until the next shopping trip.
I wondered whether that's part of why my grocery budget is so much higher -- because we eat a lot of fresh fruit every day. I also try to work in fresh veggies, tho' we're still working on getting the kids to eat more than a bite of veggies each day.
For those of you who have really low grocery budgets and/or shop only rarely, do you eat less fresh produce? Do you eat less fruit/veggies generally? How do you work produce into your budget and into rare shopping trips?