Project: Food Budget Weekly total: $68.52
My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal, home-cooked meals while sticking to a
$400 $350 monthly budget for all food including groceries, dining out, entertaining, vitamins/supplements, and gardening.
There’s two of us eating 3 (mostly) meals per day. My husband occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.
April – Month Six, Week Three
This week, I’ve spent $68.52, with a monthly total of $215.14. That leaves $134.86 for the rest of April.
It was a good week. It’s mid-month, and I’m fairly confident that I’ll make my $350 budget.
Dining Out: $31 – desserts treats, lunch with friends, & Burger King
Grocery Spending Details
Local Farm (4/12) $6.50: 2 dz jumbo eggs
Whole Foods (4/13) $31.02: organic corn tortillas, organic ranch dressing, spring onions, organic leeks, organic beets w/ greens, jewel yams, local greenhouse cocktail tomatoes, organic spring salad greens, 4 lb bag of oranges & loose oranges too.
Been so bored with food lately, so I splurged on some packaged spring salad greens, local greenhouse tomatoes, and dressing. It perked our taste buds, and now I’m so excited for more spring and summer veggies!
Week of Meals
- Thursday: Veggie (asparagus, cabbage, celery) stir fry with white rice
- Friday: Marinated flat iron steak, wine braised lentils, & roasted beets
- Saturday: lunch with friends, salad for dinner
- Sunday: Egg, olive and cheese Quesadilla (corn tortilla)
- Monday: n/a family emergency with a happy ending, don’t worry
- Tuesday: n/a
- Wednesday: Veggie tomato soup over pasta & cheddar cheese
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