and usually 4-5 pieces of 2 other fruits of whatever is in season (apples/peaches/nectarines/plums/pears/kiwi etc)
I'll also throw in melon/strawberries/raspberries/mangoes etc for something different and when it's on special. This lasts about 4ish days for 2 adults (DS still just BF at the moment), I usually buy fruit & veg twice a week so it stays fresh. We both usually eat 2 pieces of fruit a day.
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02-02-2015 20:07 #21
02-02-2015 20:10 #22
We do our shopping weekly
2-3 kgs of bananas
1kg of apples
2-3 kgs of stone fruit (whatever I feel like at the time)
8 avocados (small - fit in my palm)
1 bag oranges per fortnight
All are stored in the fridge except bananas
And I keep mixed frozen berries in the freezer
So we are spending $40ish a week (including veggies from our local market)
I buy apples, pears and avocados every second week as I find they last long enough.
ETA avocados are fruit right?!!
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03-02-2015 10:14 #23
I buy on Monday and Friday. It may stay fresh a week, but it doesn't have a chance to last.
The kids hound into it- it really annoys me. Especially as they get hyper from more than a portion.
I buy 1kg grapes, 8 apples (4 red, 4 green), 2 punnets strawberries, 6 bananas, 1 punnet blueberries (DH), and 1 punnet raspberries (mine). Occasionally, I will buy mango as a treat for DSS, and extra red apples for DSD.
03-02-2015 10:15 #24
03-02-2015 12:34 #25
They even have fresh baked bread and apple pie on the weekend.
99c kg oranges, 99c kg watermelon, 8 for $4 avocados etc
03-02-2015 12:40 #26
Wow! We pay $3 an avo here That would be well over $80 there for us
03-02-2015 12:42 #27
I noticed that I could also get 6 super amazing looking mangos for $7. That seems pretty amazing to me!
Before DS came along I just went to the fruit market next to our coles and spent well over $90 for the same thing so I love it and definitely appreciate it now
03-02-2015 13:00 #28
5 apples usually lasts us 2-3 days
6 bananas lasts the week
Bag of grapes could last a week or gone in 2 days depending on kids.
Watermelon lasts maybe 3 days
Mangoes, we have a box at the moment do thats lasting us.
We buy it every shop but we don't go shopping every week. If it runs out we have to wait until the next shop unless I pass a fruit store in which case I'll usually grap a couple apples.
We keep most in the fridge but I will keep a few apples and bananas in the fruit bowl so the boys know they are there.
03-02-2015 13:17 #29
My weekly fruit shop this week, went a little something like this:
2 x punnet of strawberries
2 x punnet of raspberries
2 x punnet of blueberries
2 x punnet of blackberries
10 x bananas
1 x rockmelon
1 x watermelon quarter
1kg green grapes
1kg red grapes
I switch things up a little, subbing fruits depending on the seasons, but the quantities usually remain the same. This feeds 4 children with the occasional adult help from me or DH. I keep everything in the fridge with the exception bananas, oranges/mandarins and stone fruit (if I buy these). It doesn't need to stay fresh for very long given I do shop weekly, and my children are fruit fiends
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03-02-2015 14:24 #30Senior Member
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Not a lot here really,
2kg ish Bananas
The other would be grapes or strawberries/other seasonal fruit here and there. DS is the apple and banana kid (a veggie lover) and DD is the (veggie loathing) fruit bat.
To keep costs down, I buy seasonally (except apples, lol) and we visit the markets a lot. We're close to a fruit and veg shop too. I saw apples at coles yesterday for $6kg - I paid $2 at the markets..
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