It's a myth that healthy food needs to be more expensive than unhealthy processed food. By purchasing in large bulk and custom packaging, it costs us approximately $.30 to provide enough food (667 calories) for a healthy meal.  667 calories is one third of the 2000 daily calories needed for an average adult.
1 cup
Fresh produce
1/4 cup
Dried grains
1/4 cup
Dried beans
2 tablespoons healthy oil
=
 
667 calories for $.30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

 

  Ingredients Cost per Pound Amount Per Meal Calories Consumed Cost/Meal
           
  Fruits and Vegetables $0.11 1 cup 84 $0.06
  Dried Whole Grains $0.68 1/4 cup 167 $0.09
  Dried Beans $0.77 1/4 cup 208 $0.10
  Healthy Oil $1.06 2 tbsps 208 $0.07
           
  Total     667 $0.30