Whole Foods vs. Wal-Mart Price Comparison

November 19, 2017

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    I have been wanting to share this post for awhile I did a shopping spree to both Whole Foods & Wal-Mart and bought a week’s worth of meals along with snacks that were available at each location. One common thing people say to me is eating healthy is expensive. I wanted to do a little comparison to see if the old adage is true.

    The Food


    10 Total Meal Ideas 

    Monday 

    Lunch
    Avocado Egg Salad
    -1 avocado
    -4 hard boiled eggs
    -slice of lemon juice
    -mix and serve on bread
     
    Dinner
    Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet
     

    Tuesday

    Lunch
    Veggie Burger
     
    Dinner
    Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet

     


    Wednesday 

    Lunch
    Quinoa Veggie Bowl
    -kale
    -shredded carrots
    -radishes
    -avocado
    -Hard boiled egg
    -Salsa optional
     
    Dinner
    Vegetable Soup
    -Vegetable broth
    -Carrots
    -Celery
    -yukon potatoes x4
    -Kale
     

     


    Thursday 

    Lunch
    Chipotle Turkey & Sweet potato Chili
     
    Dinner
    Vegetable soup

     


    Friday 

    Lunch
    Chipotle Turkey & Sweet potato Chili
     
    Dinner
    Homemade pizza
    -crust
    -pizza sauce
    -pepperoni

     


    Snacks

    Blueberries (Both stores)
    Omega Bars (Whole Foods)
    Well Good Bars  (Whole Foods)
    Morning Rounds (Whole Foods)
    Pistachios (Wal-Mart)
    Oat Bar Strawberries (Wal-Mart)

    Whole Foods

                  

    Product Cost of foods that I didn’t need to purchase as I already had in the pantry or fridge:
    Grass fed Beef: $6.99 for 4 oz
    Quinoa: $5.99- Whole Foods Brand
    Canned Tomatoes $1.69- Whole Foods brand
    Frozen Corn: $2.29- Whole Foods brand
    Cheddar Cheese $5.99- Whole Foods brand
     
     
    Grant Total: $100.08 

    Wal-Mart

    Product Cost of foods that I didn’t need to purchase as I already had in the pantry or fridge:

    • Carrots: $0.86
    • Celery: $2.23
    • Kale $0.98
    • Radishes $0.98
    • All natural beef $4.27 for 85% lean beef- 1 pound
    • $1.88- 1 avocado
    • Newmans Own salsa $2.28
    • $1.72- Pizza Sauce- Classico
    • $4.86- quinoa
    • $2.58- Kraft cheese

    Grant Total: $78.49 

    (I bought diapers & snacks for my hubby so subtracted that from the food total)


    The Winner

    So as you can see Wal-Mart was cheaper by $21.59. With that being said I spent more money overall at Wal-Mart due to convenience foods that were located conveniently on the end of the aisles. I bought Oreos & fun size candy bars for my hubby (I knew I would eat some to) after I resisted them multiple times but I walked by them one to many times and gave in : )

    Side Notes

    I’m also much more likely to purchase diapers and other kitchen products (though I prefer non-toxic brands and sometimes hard to find at Wal-Mart) but more likely to add extra things into my cart as I’m shopping.

    I also found the produce at Wal-Mart to not be as appealing as the Whole Foods fresh foods. The kale & radishes looked to be on there last leg at Wal-Mart.  I typically don’t buy organic when it comes to every produce item. So that didn’t play a factor in my comparison. I purchased much more on what looked the best and smelled the freshest.

    Let me know in the comments below where do you grocery shop? I know for my mom she doesn’t have another option within 30 miles of her besides a Wal-Mart or a local chain of grocery stores. So depending on what part of the country you live in you might not have access to fresh produce and that is why I wanted to compare to show you, you do have options it just might not be 5 star quality.


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    I'm an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher who specializes in helping you live a cyclical life to help you heal your hormones. 

    categories

    Ayurveda

    Menstrual cycle

    Seasonal Living

    Hallmark Channel

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    Should women do HIIT workouts all month long?

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    How to do a castor oil pack

    Hi, I'm Andrea