???????????????????????????????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 16th to January 22nd:

Trader Joe’s $36.89


Sprouts $8.69


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.

Fry’s $14.22


TOTAL:  $59.80

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

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