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  1. Charlotte Geary
    July 19, 2012

    That has become my favorite summer meal! I can’t tell you how much hummus I’ve gone through since it started getting really hot around here. I love to eat it with TJ’s shelled edamame, too.
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  2. Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep
    July 19, 2012

    I probably spend a lot on food, but I don’t eat any dairy or grains anymore. Soooo it’s pretty much just meats & fresh produce – Which, as I’m sure you can imagine, has me at the grocery store a lot more often. I’ll try to keep track of what I spend.
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  3. Socal Rachel
    July 19, 2012

    I wish I liked hummus more than I do. I buy it and use it once. Then the rest goes to waste.
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  4. molly @ heart, sole & cereal
    July 19, 2012

    for some reason, following along with you while you do this is giving me the same joy that watching supermarket sweep used to…in a sort of backwards way. i used to love that show – seeing how much people could “earn” by filling their carts. i play that game in my head all the time when i grocery shop. you’re doing such a great job and it’s awesome to see you can eat healthy meals at such a low cost! plus, it doesn’t even look like these meals are that different than what you would eat normally, just planning it out more!
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  5. Annette @FitnessPerks
    July 19, 2012

    That is interesting to see the cost of your meals!

    I eat a lot of beans, lentils, whole wheat bread, cheese, protein powder. So I don’t think that it adds up to too high. I do love Greek yogurt and almond milk -so those are a bit more $. Plus nuts and nut butters…..I bet I could do the 35$/week though. It would be harder without pantry items. Hah
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  6. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 19, 2012

    I adore snack plate lunches – I do them at least a few times a week. I can’t decide what I feel like eating so I have little bits of everything. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Yellow Haired Girl
    July 19, 2012

    I love snack plate meals … one of my fave things! And they just seem to fit into the summertime “feel” so well ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. The Many Thoughts of a Reader
    July 19, 2012

    It makes my brain hurt thinking of figuring out cost per meal.
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  9. Samantha
    July 19, 2012

    Can you post what Derek’s meals are totaling too to get a sense of your entire $70 budget?

    • Meghann
      July 19, 2012

      Yes, he didn’t have breakfast this morning, but he did have two sandwiches for lunch today and one yesterday (+ carrot sticks) and yogurt for breakfast yesterday. We split the black beans for dinner last night. I’ll add his totals to my post tonight.

  10. JN
    July 19, 2012

    So while I find this whole challenge of taking on public policy without any facts whatsoever disappointing, I do applaud you for at least posting the comments that might not agree with you! It at least shows you’re open to reading differing opinions or perhaps, learning. It’s disheartening that others like are not approving comments that aren’t 100% agreeable. http://www.happymotherrunner.com/2012/07/surviveon35/#comment-1883

  11. pluvk
    July 19, 2012

    Wow, prices sure are different where you live! I spend $3.00 on a small bag of carrots! But we live in an area where a lot of food has to be sent in, so it’s pretty expensive over here. I know my meals would probably more than I expect, so I’m scared to add it up! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Krystle
    July 19, 2012

    I think your doing a great job with your budget! I often hear people say that they would eat healthy but it cost to much. Your showing that, although it requires quite a bit more time than randon stops at publix and farmers markets and careful planning, it is possible to eat healthy on a budget! I use a website/blog called BudgetBytes before i hit the grocery store. Each recipe is broken down similar to how you are with your budget! It has great idea for the chef on a budget!

  13. Cait’s Plate
    July 19, 2012

    Looks like a pretty dang good lunch to me! I could easily make this my signature ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. BroccoliHut
    July 19, 2012

    One of the projects I had to complete for my masters degree involved designing a few months’ worth of menus that fit within the budget provided by food stamps (aka SNAP). The experience made me really aware of how much things cost, so I try to make my meals just a dollar or two per serving whenever possible.

  15. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    July 19, 2012

    This is really interesting. I would probably go insane trying to keep it all straight to post but I LOVE reading when other people do it. I will tell you, I am wasting a lot less food since I started reading your blog. I get more creative with left overs, freeze things, and try not to be wasteful. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  16. Emma
    July 19, 2012

    I am actually surprised that came out to $2.o0 – I thought it would be less. Still, buying that same thing at starbucks would cost like $6.00!

  17. MegS
    July 19, 2012

    I will definitely try it sometime! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  18. Elisabeth
    July 20, 2012

    It looks like your grocery prices are similar to where I live. That kind of surprises me because I expected a bigger city in Florida to cost more than my area in Ohio. Anyhow, I love seeing the breakdown of pricing! We actually often tally it up mentally during dinner & always mention how much cheaper cooking vs takeout/a restaurant is (+ healthier).

    • Meghann
      July 20, 2012

      I think Florida in general is a decently cheap state to live in. Our grocery prices are pretty average with middle America. I’m also hesitant to call Tampa a big city, it’s spread out, but the population isn’t that much compared to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. You’ll probably experience more of an influx in prices in South Florida.

      • Elisabeth
        July 20, 2012

        Yeah, I guess the population isn’t huge, but it’s about 25 times bigger than the city where I live – ha! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Sara @my less serious life
    July 20, 2012

    you snack lunch plates have totally become your signature and have inspired me to make them much more often! i love them. a great way to satisfy multiple cravings too!
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  20. Courtney
    July 20, 2012

    Yum, that snack plate looks delicious! The same thing would probably cost $6 in the store!
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  21. Emily N
    July 23, 2012

    I always LOVE your snack plates!
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