Protein on Any Budget! (Married Couple)

Our third example of Protein on Any Budget is for a married couple with no children:

Meet the Jones!
The Jones are a married couple from the Northeast.
Net Annual Income: $48,927.48 
(which is $4,077.29 per month)

Monthly Expenses: $2,900
Mortgage ($1,350); utilities ($300); car payment(s) ($350); 
insurance ($150); cell/cable/int/ect... ($450) ; gas ($300)

This leaves the Jones with $1,177.29 leftover each month.  
(This is $294.32 a week for groceries.)


Weekly Protein Grocery List**:

Breakfast and Snacks
Yogurt (14 cups) ------------------ $10.00
Milk (1 gallon)    --------------------  $4.00
Eggs (large carton)  ---------------- $2.00
Almonds (2 large cans) ----------- $14.00
Sunflower Seeds (3 bags) ---------$6.00
Pumpkin Seeds-Roasted (2lbs) - $12.00

Lunch
Peanut Butter  (1 jar)  -------------  $3.50
Bananas (6 medium sized)--------  $1.20
Wholemeal Bread (1 loaf) --------  $2.75
Spinach (2 10 oz. bag)  ------------- $4.00
Canned Tuna (4 cans) ------------- $3.00

Dinner
Cheddar Cheese (1 pound) ------- $4.50
Tofu (2 boxes) ------------------------ $6.00 
Broccoli (2 pounds) ----------------- $3.20
Porkchops (3lbs) ------------------- $13.50
Chicken Breast (3lbs) -------------- $10.50
Pasta (2 boxes) ----------------------   $2.00
Salmon Fillet (2 large) ------------- $22.00
Beef (2.5 lbs of Sirloin Steak) ---- $17.50
Lobster (Two 1lb. tails)  ----------- $38.00

Total: $179.65
($114.67 left over in budget!)


* Income information is based off of census data, but adjusted to regional and demographic parameters stated:  http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-239.pdf
** Prices are rounded up from author's recent shopping receipts (dating from November 9, 2011 thru March 14, 2012), but they are not based on a specific store or grocer. All prices rounded up to simulate potential sales tax. 

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