I’m still planning on keeping my groceries well under budget this month, but Sprout’s derailed my plans a little bit with great clearance deals. This week was higher than I’d like, but I think I can keep expenses down for the next two weeks. (I hope!)
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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:
Trader Joe’s & Sprouts – $34
Albertsons & Sprouts – $64
I stopped by Sprouts, and they had bars (Luna and Larabars) half off. The price came out to .50 a bar. Since we’re often in the car during snack time, and these bars make the perfect snack, I bought 4 boxes. That threw my budget out of whack this week, but I’m glad to find the deal.
Trader Joe’s, Bashas’ & Sprouts – $40
Fry’s – $14
I had a number of coupons and free Friday downloads for this trip. The Clif bar and Lindt egg were free (treats for my husband), the green peppers were free and so were the tortilla chips. The yogurts (for my husband) were on clearance for .59 each.
Natural Grocer’s & Sprouts – $11
My camera flash drive was full, so no picture. I bought clearance organic corn tortilla shells, 2 boxes of Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chip cookies on clearance, and one bottle of organic Italian dressing.
TOTAL for this week: $163.00
TOTAL for March so far: $297.36
TOTAL for February: $706.87
TOTAL for January: $812.92
Average monthly 2018 TOTAL: $759.90