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 16th to January 22nd:
Trader Joe’s $36.89
The great sale on onions–3 pounds for $1–was still going on, so I stocked up some more. We use onions for almost all of our meals and our freezer meals, so these will be gone in a few weeks, but it’s nice to get them at such a low price.
TOTAL for this 4 week cycle so far: $487.40
Remaining for this 4 week cycle: $37.60
A Recap of This Series:
Week One $241.72
Week Two $185.88