Tracking Food

Eating healthy is expensive.

But that’s not entirely true. It costs more than a fast food diet, but it’s not like you’re going to be broke just by eating! Unless you’re already broke and that’s a totally different story. With the new year, I’m trying to be better about tracking my food habits and expenses. Is it really that costly to eat healthy?

People always tell me that if you eat healthy, you’re eating rabbit food or it tastes gross. Well I’m going to prove them wrong. The key is to learn food balance and moderation. Plus, once you have a regular exercise plan, you can pretty much eat anything and still stay in shape.

So it begins again.

The first grocery trip of the month cost $30.88.

jan food list week 1

What I bought for the week:

  • Frozen Chile Verde Chicken Burritos
  • Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon
  • Coconut Milk – Unsweetened
  • Fruit and Nut Cereal Bars
  • Andouille Chicken Sausage
  • Chile and Onion Flour Tortillas
  • 10 oz. package of kale
  • 1 package of dried cranberries
  • 2 lb. bag of Gala apples
  • 1 lb. bag of organic carrots
  • 1 quart of strawberry kefir

It’s a pretty mundane list, but it has all the things I require for the week and maybe more. By keeping track of what I buy and how much I spend, I can better assess how to shave off spending and minimize the things that rot in the fridge.

This is the first step toward eating better.

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