Back in 2010, an offhand comment from someone at a grocery story led us to dig into the cost of healthy eating. We tracked our food expenses for a week or so with some interesting results—you can read about it here.
All in all, it was more expensive than we thought, but we weren’t trying to eat inexpensively, just really well. Recently, I found this free cookbook by Leanne Brown based on the concept of eating well for $4 per day per person—about half of what our costs were. Her goal was to try to eat well, but within the US Food Stamps budget. That’s no easy task.
Your mileage might vary depending on your family size, what you like, where you shop, etc., but for the most part, this book is full of delicious, healthy and inexpensive recipes.