I am employed as a professional cook and kitchen manager. It IS a part of my job duties to "taste" and " approve" all food that is presented.
These taste tests add up! I am well fed.
My hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
As a careful and aware shopper, I can buy a T-bone for less than I can buy hamburger and the " dressings" to make it palatable and noteworthy. I am blessed or perhaps, knowledable...........meat, potatoes, and a veggie...........
Really, eating well is not that hard,...........You first must know, what " eating good" means..
Roughly.............150 to 175 a month, including,meat, potaoes, rice, noodles, dog food, paper towels and washing detergent.