Welcome to the Organic Thrifty Food Challenge. For one year, I will be tracking how much I spend to feed my family of 5 a mostly organic diet. My goal is to spend no more on average than the USDA’s thrifty food plan allotment, which is a $156 a week.
My kids went to grandma’s for a week, so that ramped up our grocery bill. Not only did I have to make our meals, but I had to do an impromptu freezer cooking session so our kids would have food that is dairy and soy free to eat at grandma’s. As a result, I spent a bit more than I planned for the last two weeks, but I am still within budget.
For the next two weeks, I plan to only make one big Costco stock up trip. The rest of the time, we plan to make the CSA vegetables the main components of our meals. That should help lower my average so I can save money for future bulk purchases.
These last two weeks, my grocery average was $148.18, giving me a challenge average of $155 so far. Right on target.Tweet