But eating this way is expensive. In fact, I know we spend at least $1000 on salad each year. Just salad. No vegetables included in that price. Someone once told me "you'll pay now [for healthy foods] or you'll pay later [in your health] so you might as well pay up front for good and nutritious food right now.
Our salad budget amounts to about 3 dollars a day for our family. So in a typical month we do eat our way through 100 bucks of salad alone. So if I can grow my own salad and save that amount during the summer months then of course I'm ecstatic. All through July, August and most of September we are able to harvest our salad fresh from the garden. So it amounts to $300 in savings in salad for the summer. And that's just in salad savings, it doesn't even factor in all the vegetables we grow. Our grocery bills during winter months range from $500-$650 a month, but during the summer are much lower ranging between $450-$500. So I attribute this savings to my garden and hitting up local roadside stands.
What do you guess you spend on salad per week, month or year? I'm trying to figure out if we're way out of line on our spending. Maybe we should just eat Manwich for dinner. On second thought.....I just can't go there.