Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen – Calculating Price Per Serving

Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen Challenge from The More With Less Mom

Here is a table listing some common ingredients and their prices per several different measurements. Your cost per serving will vary widely depending on many factors, but here are some numbers to start with.

Ingredient prices per measurement

Price Item Size lb $/lb C $/C oz $/oz T $/T t $/t Qty $/Qty
$0.98 Baking Powder 7 oz 7 oz $0.14/oz 126 T $0.01/T 378 t $0.00/t
$2.00 Beef, ground 1 lb 1 lb $2.00/lb 16 oz $0.13/oz
$1.14 Black beans, dry 1 lb 1 lb $1.14/lb 2.30 c $0.50/c
$2.00 Bouillon Cubes 25 cubes 25 Cubes $0.08/cube
$2.79 Bread loaf = slices 4 C $0.70/C 24 Q $0.12/Q
$1.50 Bread crumbs 15 oz 1.80 C $0.83/C 15 oz $0.10/oz
$2.50 Butter 16 oz 4 C $0.63/C 16 oz $0.16/oz 32 T $0.08/T 96 T $0.03/t
$2.04 Cabbage 3 lb head 3 lb $0.68/lb 12 C $0.17/C
$4.13 Carrots 5 lb 5 lb $0.83/lb 15 C $0.28/C 20 Q $0.21/Q
$0.99 Celery 10 stalks 10/Q $0.10/Q
$2.50 Cheese 10 oz 2.50 C $1.00/C 10 oz $0.25/oz
$1.00 Chili Powder 2.5 oz 2.50 oz $0.40/oz 10 T $0.10/T 30 T $0.03/t
$1.00 Cinnamon 2.5 oz 2.50 oz $0.40/oz 10 T $0.10/T 30 T $0.03/t
$0.56 Corn, Can (veg) 15 oz 2 C $0.28/C 15 oz $0.04/oz
$1.55 Cornmeal 2 lb 2 lb $0.78/lb 6 C $0.26/C 96 T $0.02/T 288 T $0.01/t
$6.99 Dry milk, Instant nonfat 25.6 oz dry 6 C $1.17/C 25.60 oz $0.27/oz
$2.50 Egg noodles 12 oz 0.75 lb $3.33/lb 3.75 C $0.67/C 12 oz $0.21/oz
$2.99 Eggs 1 dozen 12 $0.25
$2.45 Flour, All purp. 5 lb 5 lb $0.49/lb 20 C $0.12/C
80 oz $0.03/oz 640 T $0.00/T 1920 T $0.00/t
$5.00 Flour, Wheat 5 lb 5 lb $1.00/lb 19 C $0.26/C
80 oz $0.06/oz 304 T $0.02/T 912 T $0.01/t
$1.00 Garlic Powder 2.5 oz 2.50 oz $0.40/oz 10 T $0.10/T 30 T $0.03/t
$0.98 Green peas, Can (veg) 15 oz 2 C $0.49/C 15 oz $0.07/oz
$0.58 Greens, Can 15 oz 2 C $0.29/C 15 oz $0.04/oz
$2.74 Hot dogs 1 lb = 8 hot dogs 8 Q $0.34/Q
$1.48 Jelly 32 oz 4 C $0.37/C 32 oz $0.05/oz
$1.52 Juice, Frozen orange conc. 1 can = juice 6 C $0.25/C 48 oz $0.03/oz
$1.00 Kidney beans, dry 1 lb 1 lb $1.00/lb 2.30 C $0.43/C
$2.00 Lemon juice 2 oz 0.25 C $8.00/C 2 oz $1.00/oz 4 T $0.50/T 12 T $0.17/t
$0.94 Lentils 1 lb 1 lb $0.94/lb 2.25 C $0.42/C
$1.24 Lima beans 1 lb 1 lb $1.24/lb 2.60 C $0.48/C
$1.50 Macaroni & Cheese 3 boxes 3 Q $0.50/Q
$1.36 Margarine 2 lb 2 lb $0.68/lb 4 C $0.34/C 64 T $0.02/T 192 T $0.01/t
$3.29 Mayonnaise 30 oz 3.75 C $0.88/C 60 T $0.05/T 180 T $0.02/t
$3.50 Milk Gallon 128 C $0.03/C 2048 T $0.00/T 6144 T $0.00/t
$2.50 Molasses 12 oz 1.50 C 1.67/C 12 oz $0.21/oz 24 T $0.10/T 72 T $0.03/t
$2.50 Oatmeal 2 lb 10 oz 2.60 lb $0.96/lb 7.80 C $0.32/C
$4.29 Oil, Vegetable 48 oz 6 C $0.72/C 48 oz $0.09/oz 96 T $0.04/T 288 T $0.01/t
$2.00 Onions 3 lb 3 lb $0.67/lb 15 Q $0.13/Q
$1.00 Pasta 1 lb dry 1 lb $1.00/lb 4 C $0.25/C
$1.99 Peanut butter 18 oz 2.25 C $0.88/C 18 oz $0.11/oz 36 T $0.06/T 108 T $0.02/t
$2.50 Peanuts 16 oz 2 C $1.25/C 16 oz $0.16/oz 32 T $0.08/T 96 T $0.03/t
$1.00 Pepper 8 oz 8 oz $0.13/oz 32 T $0.03/T 96 T $0.01/t
$0.70 Pepper, Green 1 1 Q $0.70/Q
$1.15 Pinto beans, dry 1 lb 1 lb $1.15/lb 2.30 C $0.50/C
$1.99 Potatoes 5 lb 5 lb $0.40/lb 2 C $1.00/C 15 oz $0.13/oz 15 Q $0.13/Q
$2.55 Potato, Mashed flakes 15 oz 2 C $1.28/C 15 oz $0.17/oz
$2.55 Raisins 9 oz 1.50 C $1.70/C 9 oz $0.28/oz
$1.00 Ramen Noodles 12 packs 12 Q $0.08/Q
$3.50 Rice, Long grain white 5 lb 5 lb $0.20/lb 4 C $0.88/C
$0.80 Salmon, Can 6 oz 6 oz $0.13/oz 0.75 T $1.07/T 2.25 t $0.36/t
$0.50 Salt 8 oz 8 oz $0.06/oz 32 T $0.02/T 96 T $0.01/t
$3.85 Shortening 16 oz 4 C $0.96/C 16 oz $0.24/oz 32 T $0.12/T 96 T $0.04/t
$0.58 Spinach, Can 15 oz 2 C $0.29/C 15 oz $0.04/oz
$1.29 16 oz Sugar, Brown 16 oz 1 lb $1.29/lb 2.25 C $0.57/C
16 oz $0.08/oz 36 T $0.04/T 108 T $0.01/t
$3.59 Sugar 5 lb 5 lb 0.72/lb 11.25 C $0.32/C 180 T $0.02/T 540 T $0.01/t
$2.00 Syrup, Pancake 32 oz 4 C $0.50/C 32 oz $0.06/oz 64 T $0.03/T 192 T $0.01/t
$1.99 Tea Bags 100 ct 100 Q $0.02/Q
$0.87 Tomato 1 0.33 lb $2.64/lb 1 Q $0.87/Q
$0.87 Tomatoes, Can 28 oz 3 C $0.29/C 28 oz $0.03/oz
$0.82 Tuna, Can 6 oz 6 oz $0.14/oz
$1.19 Vanilla 8 oz 8 oz $0.15/oz 16 T $0.07/T 48 T $0.02/t
$0.74 Vinegar 16 oz 2 C $0.37/C 16 oz $0.05/oz 32 T $0.02/T 96 T $0.01/t
$1.06 Yeast 3 packs 0.25 oz $4.24/oz 2.25 t $0.47/t 3 Q $0.35/Q
$1.67 Yogurt quart 4 C $0.42/C 24 oz $0.07/oz

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