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A low-carb low-cost meal

Posted on December 2nd, 2010 by Matt Schoeneberger

In the past few days I’ve seen two great posts on food cost, one by Richard at and one by Don at Not being one to kill a good trend, I thought I’d pass along another example. This morning, at a local supermarket, I bought:

Beef Roast: 2.13 lbs @ $3.49/lbs = $7.43

Avocados: $1.99 for 4

Yams: 1.51 lbs @ $1.00/lbs = $1.51

Diced Tomatoes: 1 can = $.67

I put the roast, tomatoes and yams in the crockpot and will split into 4 servings with one avocado at each.

Total calories per serving: 976

Protein: 54.5g

Carbohydrate: 62.2g (fiber: 18.6g – net carb: 43.6g)

Fat: 58.0g

52% fat, 23% protein, 25% carbohydrate

So, total cost is $11.60. Cost per serving is $2.90. Keep in mind these are near 1,000 calorie servings. Add 6 eggs at $2 for breakfast and you’re eating for $4.90 for the day. If you’re telling yourself you haven’t been eating well because it’s expensive, stop it.

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2 Responses to “A low-carb low-cost meal”

  1. Jeff says:

    Another good example of the ability to eat well and NOT spend a lot of money. Don and Richard have made some good points about the money situation. I think a lot of it comes down to priorities, do you really need another pair of shoes, a $30,000 dollar car instead of a $20,000 car, do you need the “everything” cable package, and so on.

  2. Sounds like a good and cheap meal!

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