What Casa Squeaky eats
You’ve probably seen at least some of the pictures from the book Hungry Planet floating around the interwebs. The premise is simple – families from all around the world put all the food they eat in a week in one place at one time. The disparities are stark, but not all together shocking:
I’d first seen these pictures years ago, probably via an NPR story. I again stumbled on the book at the library last year, and had entertained the idea of doing a what we eat in a week pictures. Well, I’ve procrastinated no more!
Total cost $60/week. This isn’t an exhaustive list. Each week is different, depending on what’s in season and what’s on sale.
Fruit – At least 15 lbs. Usually 5 lbs of bananas, 6 lbs of apples, 1 lb lemon, and 3 lbs of another kind that is on sale
Vegetables – At least 10 lbs. Carrots, onions, root vegetables, peppers, tomatoes, frozen mixed veggies, corn, broccoli, brussel sprouts, garlic, lettuce or whatever else is on sale.
Animal products – 1 gallon skim milk, 3-4 cans of tuna, 3 lbs of chicken, and 1 lb egyptian cream cheese. We’ll occasionally get shrimp or fish.
Grocery: Peanut butter, 1 lb whole wheat pasta or brown rice, 1-2 lbs assorted beans, 1/2 lb kalamata olives, 1/6 container folgers instant coffee, 2 oz tea, /4 lb nuts, 1/2 container hot sauce, 32 oz canned tomato, oats, 1/2 cup cooking oil, 10 pieces whole wheat pita and/or homemade tortillas, chapatis, or rolls. Sometimes we’ll get popcorn, wheat thins or triscuits.