Did you know the government has figured out just how much money it should cost to eat healthy?
"The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels." They are based on Dietary Guidelines and MyPyramid recommendations and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index.
I figured that for my family of six I should be spending $765 a month on food. That's on the Thrifty plan. The cheapest option.
Maybe we aren't eating enough, because we spend a lot less than that. I know, I know most people do not shop and store the way I do, but it does make you think.
Cost of Food
Check it out and see how your family compares.