Project: Food Budget Weekly total: $35.84
My healthy budget goal is to eat unprocessed, seasonal, home-cooked meals while sticking to a $400 monthly budget for all food including groceries, dining out, entertaining, vitamins/supplements, and spices/herbs.
There’s two of us eating 3 (mostly) meals per day. Breakfasts are usually light, and we try to eat left-overs for lunch. My husband occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.
December – Month Two, Week Two
So far I’ve spent $180.76 (total) for the month of December, so that leaves a balance of $219.24 for the rest of the month.
This week’s total was $35.84, for two small trips (Saturday & Wednesday) to the local grocery store for essentials: Broccoli, bananas, dark chocolate, oranges, apples, pears, grapefruit, mushrooms, raisins, and Pomi tomatoes.
Dining Out: $10.00
This Saturday, our meat CSA will be delivered, and I’ve added a jar of honey to my order; it’ll add almost $100 to my spending for the month. I’ll have $121.84 to get me through 2 more weeks (including both Christmas & New Years Eve holidays). We’ll see how it goes. I’m not panicking yet! haha!
Week of Meals
Thursday: leftover freezer chili
Friday: freezer chicken soup w/ mushrooms, spinach and barley
Saturday: take out pizza – cheap with coupon
Sunday: leftover freezer pork with acorn squash & brown rice
Monday: Clam chowder
Tuesday: Broccoli, Cheese & Brown Rice Egg Bake
Wednesday: Leftover freezer chicken soup with freezer beans, chard & peas
Want to Join the Project Food Budget?
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