Back in April we asked you to submit pictures of what you and your Paleo families buy and eat in a week including food costs. This idea was based on the premise of the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats which looks at the diets and food costs of families around the world. I would like to say that we were ‘blown away’ and received hundreds of responses. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, but we did get seven very good contributions. Thank you to all that submitted and here’s a look at ‘What the Paleo World Eats':
#1 – Brad and his family: Brad, his wife, son and 8 month old daughter
Amount spent for the week: $191.79
Thoughts from Brad: “Putting your food on the table like that really puts it in perspective. That is what is going into my body this week. Crazy!”
#2 – Tarah and her husband
Amount spent for the week: $157.81
Thoughts from Tarah: “This weekly grocery shop is representative of my husband training for a Half Ironman and myself for a half marathon (i.e. – we put down a lot of food right now!)”
#3 – Monique and her daughter (Reston, Virginia)
Amount spent for the week: $115.89
Thoughts from Monique: “We buy 90% of our food at Trader Joe’s, our meat/poultry and eggs come mostly from Polyface. The rest is from Wholefoods, farmers market (when it’s the season) and maybe less than 5% at the regular supermarket.”
#4 – Chip: Just Chip!
Amount spent for the week: Not Specified.
Notes from Chip: Chip took pictures of a few of his meals instead of a weeks worth of groceries. It all looks REALLY good!
#5 – Lena and her family (7 people total)
Amount spent for the week: Not specified.
#6 -Suzanne and her family: Suzanne, her husband and 3 children (Netherlands)
Amount spent for the week: 170.00 Euro
Thoughts from Suzanne: “We really enjoyed taking these pictures.”
#7 – Heather and her family: Heather, her husband, son and baby that is nursing (Orlando, Florida)
Amount spent for the week: $141.74
Once again, A great big Thank You to all of our contributors for sharing with us “What the Paleo World Eats”!
Is anyone else hungry?