Raw on $10 a day? Can it be done?

14 Responses

  1. Oh my gosh this is such a great blog concept!!! wow i can't wait to read your recipes! judging by the looks of your first post they're going to be excellent! yay!

  2. zUzU says:

    =^..^= fabulous, Lisa!
    … looking forward to every weeks post! -zu

  3. thank you elizabeth! … ty zuzu, this was quite a learning experience for me & i'm really excited about learning more each week …

  4. sf says:

    Now to get husband, kids and grandkids to go along with it. They do fine with veggie, but in Colorado seem to want hot (cooked) in winter!!!

  5. sf, grandkids can sometimes be easy to convert to raw, mine seem to prefer it … but i know what you mean about the cold winters … spices can help, so can warming up things in a dehydrator ~ getting it warm but not over the 105 – 118 degrees that is raw …

  6. Debra XOXO says:

    Great idea – I am looking for non-intimidating info to give to friends. Like recipes that don't have uber expensive specialty foods or require fancy equipment – so far this looks really accessible to the 'masses'.

  7. ~MyGalSal~ says:

    I have a lot of weight to use but I worry about the high amount of sugar and carbs in raw foods, mostly in fruit. I know I have "carbophobia" and the low carb rapid weight loss from two years came back to "bite me" with a sick thyroid and extreme rebound weight gain. I am ready to rethink what is "healthy"

  8. Brian says:

    Great idea for this blog!

  9. Angelique says:

    I love this blog idea and tweeted about you. I hope you keep this up each week — and thank you for all the work you're putting in to this!!

  10. Re@PeR says:

    Looking delicious so far, keep up the good work! Will be following and trying each and every recipe 😀

  11. Katie says:

    $10/day for one adult is about double to triple my food budget (currently $325/month for me and 3 growing boys). It's good to know what I'm facing though. Based on my budget and your thesis that $10/day is inexpensive, it's probably not reasonable to expect to be able to take the whole family 100% raw. I do look forward to adding what raw foods I can to our diet, and I will look to your blog for inspiration on low-cost options!

  12. hi katie, i don't have an opinion on what's expensive or not because that's subjective … $10 a day might be prohibitively expensive for one person and chump change to another … i'm only keeping track of what i make and how much it costs and keeping it less than $10 a day … & it can be reasonable to take a whole family raw if that's what you'd like to do … it may involve a lot of planning and bargain hunting though … anyway, good wishes on your raw journey & glad to have you here

  13. Crystlee says:

    Wow, what a good idea! I'm not raw yet, but I hope to be sometime in the near future. Hopefully your blog will serve as a source of inspiration.

  14. ( jason ) says:

    Katie, I keep running into the same issue. The USDA publishes average amount spent on food each month. They list 4 categories (Thrifty, Low Cost, Moderate, and Liberal). $10 a day falls under "Liberal" for someone in my age bracket.

    However, my family can eat a whole foods, from scratch, no-meat, low dairy, roughly 60% raw diet, and we come in under the "Thrifty" category. It's hard to justify the extra cost to go 100% raw.

    All that aside… Lisa, this is a great idea, and I was very happy to find your blog. I'm also excited to see that some days you come in at much lower than $10. I'm looking forward to finding a few gems.