On July 13th, I set a one year goal to challenge myself to spend no more for my family of 5 buying predominately organic food than the government states is the “thrifty” level of spending for our family, which is $156.30 a week.
This first report covers our spending from July 13th to July 28th.
My initial thought?
We eat a lot!! I couldn’t believe how much food I bought. Check it out in this little YouTube video we made:
However, keep in mind that we are getting two CSAs a week, and I am busy stocking the freezer with meals from some of the CSA ingredients so we can eat local, organic food even during the winter. So, that means I sometimes have to buy more than I normally would to make those meals. I am sure it will pay off in the winter when we have a few pantry challenges.
One notable expense this report is that I had to pay $110 for my yearly Costco membership. I included that as a grocery expense, which is why my total for groceries is a bit higher than I would have liked.
Right now I am close to on target with a two week average of $162.06 per week.
I’ll be back two weeks from today with another update.Tweet