As you can see, my freezer is stocked to the gills with veggies, freezer meals, meats and fish, etc.  It is time for another pantry challenge.  This time, my pantry challenge will run from January 1st to February 15th. 

I am giving myself a fairly generous limit of $50 a week for groceries.  (Usually I spend $70 to $100 a week on groceries, when I used to include diapers in the mix.  I am not including diapers this time.)  I realize that $50 a week is high for a pantry challenge, but we are in the midst of testing my daughter for a dairy intolerance, and it looks like that might be her problem.  If that is the case, I will need to buy almond or soy milk not just for myself but also for her.  In addition, she loves dairy (just like I used to!) and routinely ate yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, etc.  There will probably be a learning curve as I learn what she can eat to still get the proper nutrition.  (Have I told you how fussy my daughter is?  Dairy was one of the few food groups she ate without complaining.)  So, I am setting the limit at $50 a week to buy milk, almond milk, fruits, veggies, bread, etc.  I am hoping I will not spend that much weekly.

Every week I will post my groceries and give you a run down of how we are doing.  I might also post some of our meals as I expect to experiment and find some new favorites.  Would you care to join me?  Just leave a comment on what your parameters and goals are for your pantry challenge.  Let’s all save some money in the new year!  (You can read about my November pantry challenge here.)

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