News Forums PS1000 Plan Phase 1 Sample Phase 1 Menu Caveats

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    Paula Gunning
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    I used the sample menu for my first week, and there were a few caveats. 1. My grocery bill for two participants was $100 more than I usually spend per week. Perhaps it is partly due to the season; fresh produce in winter is more expensive right before Christmas. 2. My palate must be too unsophisticated to appreciate some of the recipes. I could not drink some of the smoothies, and the recipes containing ginger, turmeric, or Serrano pepper were too spicy. Others simply contained ingredients that I did not like, although I tried them anyway.

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    Paula Gunning
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    3. As noted by another member, there are errors in the recipes. It is possible to figure out what is supposed to be written, most of the time.

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    I found that my grocery bill was higher than usual as well. I think part of it was buying spices that I don’t normally have on hand but the next time I cook with them, I won’t have to buy the spices again and that will save some $. Produce was only marginally higher than I usually spend. Check your area to see if there is “Bountiful Baskets” availability. You get fruit and vegetables weekly from this produce co-op. http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/

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    Linda O’Brien
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    Yes, I have been to Sprouts and spent more than usual; it counters my husband’s spending on junk food though!

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    Paula Gunning
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    In week 2 I spent only $50 more than usual. I’m using my own meal plan now and liking it much better. There is 1 mom-and-pop grocery stores within 10 miles of my home, but only 3 grocery chains within 30 miles: Walmart, Aldi and Sullivans. My choices are limited. Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out. I do travel out of the area (35-40 miles) about every other week for my daughter’s care; the Super Walmart and HyVee stores there carry more choices. Every six weeks or so we travel to even larger cities (45+ miles) for the orthodontist. Then I have access to Kroger and Schnucks, much larger stores.The prices are higher, but the quality and selection is much better.

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