One of the topics I was most interested in learning more about as we travel is FOOD. In a previous post, I shared my transition to the Keto Life, which has made me more aware and self-educated on our nutrition in the United States. So before I get started, I wanted to get a baseline of what food looks like in Fishers, Indiana.
Our hometown of Fishers is a pretty typical American suburb. Our “local” grocery is a Kroger, which recently became a Super Kroger. Sunday’s was a typical meal-plan day for our family. I would research recipes, make a grocery list, and Nolan and I would go shopping that evening. A typical grocery bill was about $200 per week, and on average, I would make dinner 3 to 4 nights per week.
The Kroger was 1.2 miles from our house and I drove to the store each week.
I took baseline numbers of our Kroger:
- 14 varieties of apples (both organic and non-organic)
- 58 varieties of milk (including organic, non-organic, Soy, Almond, etc)
- 89 varies of bread (not including the bakery items)
- 28 aisle
Overall, it’s a massive store with more varieties of food than I even realized until I stopped to actually count them. In addition to the endless aisles of pre-packaged foods, there’s a deli counter, meat counter, cheese counter, bakery, full-service restaurant, Starbucks, florist, and pharmacy. It’s a one-stop shop where I could find most anything I want.
I think this is pretty typical for an American grocery store. If anything, I probably purchased more fresh food than the typical American family because I honestly love to cook and bake. It will be interesting as we travel to see how I’ll make it in other cities.