3 Years ago, my wife and I were presented with a chance at graduate level education. I knew this was a wonderful opportunity, but with the cost of $100,000.
I thought, “Okay, graduate loans are crazy expensive, how long can we survive off Ramen before we need to take out loans?”
I went down the list of our expenses
I had already thought about this question during undergraduate education. Occasionally we would go to a fast food restaurant and I’d try to figure out what would fill me up the most, Calories Per Dollar.
Me and Mandy went to the Grocery Store, shopped together, and bought our usual groceries. This time, instead of tossing the receipt, I opened a spreadsheet and started plugging in numbers.
I was shocked,
“Greek Yogurt only gives us 10 grams of protein per dollar but the chicken we eat gives us 50 grams of protein per dollar?”
“Instant Oats cost 5 times more than regular oats?”
“Canned foods cost absurdly more than fresh, why do people think canned meats are a good deal?”
That’s when I realized, we think we know what food costs, but we have no idea what nutrition costs. We needed a way to value food.
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“How can I use all of this data?”
Here is how we build a delicious and healthy meal:
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You should aim for around 700 calories per dollar if your goal is to eat for about $1,000 a year.
“What do you eat?”
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