How much will my meal plan's groceries cost?

This is a tough question to answer because the cost of groceries varies widely depending on a number of factors. Grocery costs change depending on where you're located, the type of grocery store you frequent, the season, the number of meals in your plan, the type of diet you eat, and the type of products you decide to purchase (just to name a few). For example, purchasing organic meats and vegetables will significantly increase your grocery bill, while purchasing conventionally grown products will offer you some savings. Even purchasing the same ingredients from different stores will impact how much your groceries end up costing.

For this reason, we can't give a general estimate as to what your weekly grocery bill may be. One point to keep in mind - many required groceries are non-perishables / essentials (like oils, spices, etc) that may inflate you first grocery bill if you don't have these items already. However, you won't have to purchase them often, which will lower subsequent grocery store bills.
If you're concerned about the cost of groceries, we'd suggest that you choose a low-cost store for your non-perishable and essential purchases (at the very least). The quality of these items is fairly standard across stores, which could end up saving you (over time) a significant amount. Also, it's important to keep in mind that even the highest priced groceries still often end up costing you less than the standard takeout meal (at $10 - $15 per meal). We all want to save money, but don't overlook the benefit of preparing your own food from fresh, whole ingredients.

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