I’ll post what we got and how much it cost per pound next week.
This year, I’m aiming to spend $6,500 total for food for my family. That amount includes groceries only, NOT toiletries. We rarely eat out, so the food I buy to prepare at home is what we eat.
Since my husband is paid bi-monthly, the goal is to spend no more than $500 every 4 weeks. (I don’t calculate the amount spent on a monthly basis but on an every 4 week cycle.)
We try to eat organic veggies and fruit as much as possible, and we try to buy meat that is grass-fed and organic. We have multiple food intolerances, with the biggies being gluten, corn, and dairy.
Here’s what we bought from March 27th to April 2nd:
Trader Joe’s – $69.17
Pork Share – $29
I owed $20 on our pork share, plus another $9 for having some cuts mesquite smoked.
Sprout’s Trip #1 – $15.32
Sprout’s Trip #2 – $11.13
Albertson’s Trip #1 – $1.50
Albertson’s had whole cantaloupe on sale for .75 each, but there was a limit of 2, so I went twice.
Fry’s Trip #1 – $17.33
I forgot to take a picture, but I bought 2 packages of breakfast sausage, and 2 packages of Polish sausage.
Costco Trip #1 – $69.00
Apparently I was tired, because I forgot to include 6 pounds of ground turkey and 10 lbs. of organic carrots in the picture. 🙂
Fry’s Trip #2 – $17.86
Sprout’s Trip #3 – $39.75
Albertson’s Trip #2 – $1.50
TOTAL this week: $271.56
TOTAL for this 4 week cycle: $271.56
Remaining for this 4 week cycle: $278.44 (My mom will be here to visit for 2 weeks this grocery cycle, so I am including an extra $50 in this 4 week cycle to accommodate for that.)
Remaining from the 1st 4 week cycle: $8.65
Remaining from the 2nd 4 week cycle: $1.76
Remaining from the 3rd 4 week cycle: -16.40
Total Deficit or Surplus for the Year: $-5.99
A Recap of This Series:
Week One $241.72
Week Two $185.88
Week Three $59.80
Week Four $28.95
TOTAL for Cycle One: $516.35 (My mom stayed with us for a week, so we raised the grocery budget to $525 to compensate.)
Week Five $378.48
Week Six $57.47
Week Seven $53.80
Week Eight $8.49
TOTAL for Cycle Two: $498.24
Week Nine $323.25
Week Ten $106.62
Week Eleven $40.28