Fruit & veg defiantly!
We are all teetotalers here, so no money on alcohol. We are big on fruit and veg and probably spend almost half my groceries money on them.
In a typical week no way. We don't drink at all normally. Unless its a special occasion (birthday for example). And even then rarely is it more then a 6 pack of beer.
I have to admit that when I DO buy alcohol, I pay a lot for it. That's simply because low or bad quality booze gives me hangovers from even one drink. I find it nearly impossible to enjoy a drink if I know in advance that it's going to make me feel horrid the next day.
No, not by a long shot. And my hubby likes a drink. I can't fathom how much alcohol you would actually need to buy to make it more expensive than fruit and veg?
I probably spend about $30 or so a fortnight on f&v because I get two big boxes of food through a co-op for $30 but that's half dairy/eggs/pantry items (it's great! it's irregular shaped fruit or surplus rejected by supermarkets, and dairy & pantry items approaching their use by/best before that supermarkets reject get boxed up and sold - my grandma picks it up for me and we go through each others boxes and trade things we won't use)
. Then top up on apple's and bananas because they are all jasper eats fruit-wise.
then we spend between $0 and $50 a fortnight on alcohol depending on what we have on what and whether we feel like a drink.
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Last edited by Boobycino; 22-07-2012 at 13:46.
Not the case here. I rarely drink because I'm breastfeeding and sure enough as soon as I have a drink DD will want a feed. She senses these things!
DH probably has a six pack every 2-3 weeks.
We spend about $50 on fruit and vege each week.
I fill a green bag of fruit and veg once a week at the market and that comes to between $10-$20, depending on what I get. If I go out on the weekend I could spend that on one cocktail, my poor deprived child!
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I try not to buy f&v that are out of season. No broccoli if it's $4 /kg and definitely no berries at $4-7 a punnet!
So we can buy 2-3 green Coles bags full of f&v for $30-50 a fortnight.
DH buys a 6 pack a week ($16ish) and usually some red wine too. The wine is often a $3 clean skin which is surprisingly good, or up to $25 a bottle if we're taking it to someone's house to share or expecting guests.
So that's 6 beers and up to 2 bottles of wine a week for 1 adult (I'm pregnant), plus any guests or friends we visit. Hardly an alcohol problem or incorrect priorities despite at times spending more on alcohol.
If I complain about cost of f&v, it's not about being unable to feed my family, it's about basic healthy food options being pushed up in price for no good reason. Alcohol is not a necessity, it's a little luxury so we don't mind spending the money. F&V aren't luxuries, they're basics that should be easily affordable to everyone.
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