As I said last week, Bookworm is now in charge of buying his own groceries (with our money), and making his own food.  He’s loving it and learning a lot along the way.  However, I’m still learning to adjust.  Bookworm is the largest eater in the house, so now that he’s not eating the meals I prepare, I find that we have more leftovers.  Also, I’m still shopping the same way, so I overspent this week.  Maybe next week I’ll be able to successfully shop for four!  Here’s how we are eating healthy gluten free dairy free food on a budget this week.

Here’s what I bought the week of 12/1 – 12/7:

Natural Grocer’s, Big Lots & Sprout’s – $36.96

Organic potatoes were on sale 5 lbs. for $1.99, which is the lowest price I ever see.  I bought a few bags, and I’ll use them to put some of our homemade French fries in the freezer.

Eating Healthy Gluten Free Dairy Free Food on a Budget


Costco, Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocers & Sprout’s – $121.73

This shopping trip was so big, I had to take two pictures!

Eating Healthy Gluten Free Dairy Free Food on a Budget

We got a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, and some Daiya cheese and Nut Thins that were on sale.

We also bought some large bags of frozen veggies at Costco.  I think we’ll be taking a pantry challenge next week since I went over budget this week!

Bookworm’s Groceries – $45

Here’s what our son bought this week:

Fry’s – $21

He bought Pollock, BOGO for $3.99.  And he also took advantage of a buy 5 save $5 sale when buying the frozen veggies and salad dressing.

Sprout’s – $24

Sprout’s was having 25% off their bulk bins sale, so he stocked up on a lot of bulk items.  He also bought some almonds for $3.99 a pound.  He also found 3 pounds of ribs marked down to $6, so he got those.

Week 6 Totals

FYI, I’m going to stop separating out my grocery purchases by stock up, weekly groceries, and meat purchases.  It got to complicated.  So, as I said in my original post about how we plan to save money on groceries, the goal is to spend $200 or less per week on average.

Week 6 Total: $203.69

Yearly Totals:

Week 1 Total: $106.79

Week 2 Total: $223.12

Week 3 Total: $131.54

Week 4 Total: $212.37

Week 5 Total: $179.91

Total Spent: $1,057.42

Weekly Average: $176.23

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Week 1 Grocery Report

Week 2 Grocery Report

Week 3 Grocery Report

Week 4 Grocery Report

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