The Total Wellbeing Diet recipes include a variety of ingredients from all the food groups and has been designed to use everyday items in your pantry.
The first week will always be the most expensive due to staples and other ingredients that can be used throughout the other weeks of the program. The first week can be anywhere from $150 - $200 (may vary). From then on the standard cost of groceries per week would be around $80 - $150 (may vary).
You may find that you spend less on food overall due to the following reasons:
- Eating less food overall
- Less processed, prepackaged food
- You can choose more economical cuts of lean meat, chicken and seafood
- Minimal food waste, with recipes utilising leftovers later on in the week
- Ability to swap meals and recipes to suit seasons, pantry stock and personal preferences.
However, in order to help reduce the cost of the diet there are several simple strategies that you can implement: Shop for seasonally available foods (fruit and vegetables) and use cheaper cuts of meat, such as chuck steak for stews. Choose less expensive fish varieties, use eggs as a replacement protein for one protein-unit, add lentils in place of some portions of meat at dinner (eg; 130g beans (cooked weight) or 100g tofu). You also have the ability to amend your menu plan using our meals swap options so you can repeat meals, and therefore buy and cook in bulk.