Have you ever heard people say “it’s too expensive to eat healthy” and then proceed to buy something from the $1.99 menu at McDonalds or other fast food chain? Only they don’t order just 1 item they probably order 2 or 3 (or more as portions sizes are generally smaller on those menus) upping their total to $4-$6 plus, then add tax on that. My argument is that per meal eating paleo doesn’t have to cost a lot. If you buy raw foods to prepare yourself from the farmers market or grocery store you don’t pay tax on it so you’re already saving 13% by not eating out. Robb Wolf wrote an article about this (linked below). I’ve also wanted to do my own experiment and calculate how much we spend per meal for a weeks worth of food. I’ll try and do that in the next couple weeks and let you know my findings.
February 2, 2013
Is Paleo Really Expensive?