Saving money in other ways since my grocery is expensive
I am an 18 year old college student in LA. I have decided to go on a raw diet (excluding goat dairy), but I eat salmon sashimi (rarely as I do not trust most stores, plus quite expensive). I am going cow-dairy free, cooked meal free, and gluten free. Even cooked meals give me bad acne break outs and going on raw has significantly energized me and gave me clear skin like I have never had in years. But suddenly, it seems like I cannot eat anything, and my food bill has racked up twice the amount. I assume I will use about $250/month on food, most of the cost going to goat milk.
A quart of goat milk at my area is $4.30, VERY expensive, but I need this for my kefir-making and protein, so it is not really an option to cut it out. I use about a quart per day or two. I suffer from lack of bacterial flora in my guts, so I have been making kefir. I still buy goat yogurt and raw cheese once in a while, but I am trying to learn how to make my own goat yogurt as well. Regular yogurts and cheeses break me out severely.
My regular grocery consists of these:
-$5 worth of vegetables at farmers market that can last me more than a week
-Quart of goat milk every day or two
-Sashimi, nuts, goat yogurt, or raw cheese every week.
How should I save money or be smarter about my spending? I do not have car, and I am in LA (Uh oh), and I cannot buy items in bulk as there is no Costco. Should I try to negotiate with the local Ralphs or Bristol Farms to give me discounts if I buy in bulks?
Here are things I do not buy though:
-Paper towels, paper napkins, kleenex. My roommate buys the toilet paper.
-Shampoo or conditioner (I home make)
-Cleaners, laundry detergent (I home make)
-Clothes or footwear anymore, haven't in years. I just cannot bother with it.
-Snacks, fried stuff, chocolate
Please help by giving advice.