I did A LOT of grocery shopping over the first 10 days of April, and, well, April is a busy month for us.  I did write down all of my receipts in YNAB (affiliate link) to make sure I kept our budget so I know how much I spent overall, but I may have been a bit derelict in keeping track of it for the blog.  So, you’ll get some pictures, and the grand total of our grocery spending, which was a lot.  (That tends to happen immediately after months where I try really hard not to spend much.)

Just a Few Facts About Us

Our family of 5 chooses to eat mostly organic produce and grass-fed and pasture-raised meats.  I’m Paleo, my daughter is semi-Paleo, and the rest of us are gluten free.  Everyone except my husband is dairy free.  Our goal for 2018 is to spend on average $750 per month (or less) on groceries.

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Here’s what we bought last week:

Fry’s – $24.00

I went to Fry’s on a Saturday morning and found many organic produce discounts.  We did end up throwing one of the sweet potato spirals away because it was just too slimy.  Yuck!  All the rest we used.

Costco – $117.56

I had many of these items on my grocery list for all of March, but I kept putting off buying them to try to stay in budget.  I bought them at the beginning of this month, so hopefully it won’t throw off the monthly budget.

Sprouts, & Costco – $134.93

Not pictured–2 dozen eggs.

In this trip, I spent $41.79 stocking the pantry.  (That includes rice milk, strawberry jam on sale 35% off, 2 packages of grass-fed beef, and 3 boxes of Nut Thins.

Sprouts – $21.00

Half of this trip (the $10 of steaks) was stocking up.  We used the roast and lemons during the week.

Sprouts & Trader Joe’s – $54.00

More Nut Thins and jam, so $12 in pantry stocking.

Additional spending not photographed or tracked by store – $115.98

TOTAL for the first 10 days of April$467.47

TOTAL for March: $747.03

TOTAL for February: $706.87

TOTAL for January: $812.92

Average monthly 2018 TOTAL: $755.60


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