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Food Budget Week 8

Well, instead of coming under budget to help our current overspending, we went over again! We spent $176.70. I feel like a lot of extras went into the cart, so maybe I’ll have to start shopping on my own…lol

Here’s what we bought:

PRODUCE:

  • Organic bananas $2.06
  • 6-pack bell peppers $6.99
  • Blackberries $5.99
  • Organic broccoli $.95
  • Green cabbage $.65
  • Cauliflower $1.94
  • Cucumbers $.96
  • Garlic $1.38
  • Red grapes $4.58
  • Lemons $2.00
  • Onions $1.81
  • Oranges $2.36
  • Organic spring mix $3.99
  • Roma tomatoes $4.99
  • Zucchini $.62

OTHER:

  • Buttermilk $.49
  • Cheddar cheese $10.96
  • 1/2 gallon milk $2.79
  • Chicken meatballs $9.89
  • Turkey lunchmeat $9.59
  • Banana chips $3.44
  • Coconut flakes $3.14
  • Chocolate bars $14.95 – okay, maybe I put those in the cart!
  • Garbanzo beans, 1 can and 1 bag $2.65
  • 2 jars of fruit spread, one was free! $3.99
  • 2 quarts cherry juice $12.98
  • 2 boxes gluten free pasta $9.89
  • 2 6-packs of Hansen’s soda $5.98
  • Frozen organic cherries $10.99
  • Frozen organic fruit blend $10.99
  • A perfect bar $2.99
  • Carob energy nuggets $5.66
  • 2 boxes Annie’s crackers, one was free $3.99
  • Pepitas $6.89
  • Corn tortillas $2.49

I suppose really all we need to do is to not buy anything but produce and milk for a couple of weeks and that would help us get our average back down. We’ll do better this week!

Food Budget Week 2

Week 2 of the Food Budget. There were some random trips to the store during the week, and we went shopping on Saturday. We only went to Harmon’s and Natural Grocers this week. We spent $77.62 and the budget is $125. Pretty good! That helps because we went over last week, but we are still averaging $140 per week so far this month. We’ll see if we can’t get that number down a little more next week. Here’s what we bought!

Grocery haul week 2

Grocery haul week 2

PRODUCE:

  • Broccoli $1.82
  • Chard $4.00
  • Daikon radish $1.23
  • Ginger $.66
  • Habaneros $1.17
  • Chives and dill $3.00
  • Horseradish $2.04
  • Baby romaine $3.99
  • Cremini and shittake mushrooms $1.00

OTHER:

  • Cottage cheese $10.00
  • Multigrain pita bread $2.50
  • Whole wheat bread $2.50
  • Milk $2.99
  • Mustard $4.98
  • Alexia tater tots $6.00
  • Sweet chile sauce $2.99
  • Tart cherry juice $22.76 (It was on sale so I stocked up!)
  • Sriracha $2.99

We didn’t need a whole lot of stuff, still had quite a bit of produce in the fridge. I guess we need to be eating more of it! I haven’t been eating the best this week or maybe we would have needed more produce.

 

Food Budget Week 1

I’ve decided to start doing the Food Budget again! I did this a couple of years ago, aiming to keep under $125 a week for our family of 3. I’m going to comb the sales flyers for the stores I like to shop at each week, attempt meal planning, and try to just buy what we need. I’ll recap what we bought each week.

This past week we shopped at Costco, Harmon’s, and Sprouts. I’m adding the 1st – 9th together for the first week of the year. We spent $208.12 and went shopping 3 times in those 9 days. This week is high, but hopefully we’ll get it a little lower next week. Here’s what we bought:

Half of our grocery haul Week 1

PRODUCE:

  • Acorn squash $2.46
  • Organic apples $3.00
  • Avocados $3.75
  • Organic bananas $2.63
  • Bell peppers $3.96
  • Blueberries $3.00
  • Brussels sprouts $3.99
  • Cilantro $1.19
  • Clementines $5.99
  • Cucumbers $1.00
  • Garlic $1.38
  • Grapefruit $1.50
  • Green onions $.79
  • Kiwis $2.04
  • Baby romaine $2.50
  • Onions $1.77
  • Oranges $3.98
  • Organic russets $2.50
  • Power greens $3.99
  • Serrano pepper $.09
  • Spaghetti squash $4.48
  • Grape tomatoes $5.00

OTHER:

  • Organic butter $7.99
  • Sliced havarti $7.99
  • Sliced swiss $8.99
  • 3 quarts of kefir $5.00
  • Cottage cheese $7.50
  • Fage $6.49
  • 1 1/2 dozen eggs $3.99
  • Sliced ham $6.59
  • 1/2 gallon milk $2.99
  • Baking powder $1.79
  • Yeast $6.99
  • Bread $3.69
  • Organic chicken stock $11.99
  • V8, tart cherry juice, and apple juice $12.49
  • Bulk cumin $3.00
  • Buckwheat flour $4.79
  • Amaranth $8.99
  • Carob nuggets $4.40
  • Fish sauce $3.99
  • Flax seed $1.34
  • Grapefruit juice $4.49
  • Millet $3.39
  • Soy sauce $2.29
  • Teff $6.99
  • Organic diced tomatoes $6.49
  • Corn tortillas $2.49