Woo Hoo! The first four-week cycle is complete, and we stayed under budget. (Just barely.)
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.
Since my mom stayed with us January 2nd – 8th, we’re adding $25 to the budget to cover the expense of feeding her. Therefore, this four week cycle, I’ll be spending $525 instead of $500.
Here’s what we bought from January 23rd to January 29th:
Sprout’s – $4.30
Albertson’s – $3.98
I didn’t take a picture, but we bought two 32 packs of water.
Costco & Fry’s – $10.67
POW WOW – $10
TOTAL for this 4 week cycle: $516.35
Remaining for this 4 week cycle: $8.65
A Recap of This Series:
Week One $241.72
Week Two $185.88
Week Three $59.80