Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: End of March & Month 6, Week 1

Project: Food Budget Month End Total: $398.06 Week Total: $40.66

My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal, home-cooked meals while sticking to a $400 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.

End of March & April Month 6, Week 1

March ended beautifully! We even celebrated my hubby’s birthday with dinner out, and I was still under budget $2. Whoo hoooo!

March monthly total: $398.06

Dining Out: $32, month: $100.44
Gardening: $0, month: $15.32
Groceries: $8.91, month: $282.30

For the first week of April, I’ve spent $40.66, leaving $359.34 for the rest of month.

Doing super duper so far!

Dining Out: $6.09
Entertaining: $
Gardening: $
Groceries: $34.57

Spending Details

Market Basket (3/31) $8.91: Bag o’ oranges, grapefruit, bananas, peanuts

Whole Foods Grocery (4/1) $34.57: (2) Organic peanut butter (got one for free, because it was priced incorrectly during check-out), (2) Organic Valley half & half (on sale w/ coupons), cheese, bulk raisins, (2) cauliflower, 5 lb bag o’ organic carrots, bananas, organic apples, bunch of cilantro, asparagus, (2) mangoes.

Week of Meals

  • Thursday: leftover frozen beef with canned tomatoes & kidney beans over pasta
  • Friday: comfort dumplings with olive oil
  • Saturday: DH’s birthday dinner – gift $$
  • Sunday: Bulgar & roasted cauliflower topped with fried egg
  • Monday: Chicken legs braised in tomato sauce topped over quinoa
  • Tuesday: lentil soup with homemade stock, cabbage, canned diced tomatoes, carrots, & roasted red peppers – topped with lil bit o’ cheese
  • Wednesday: Fried egg over steamed asparagus & brown rice with whole wheat toast & butter

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2 thoughts on “Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: End of March & Month 6, Week 1”

  1. Congratulations on March! That is fantastic!

    You are doing great for April so far – and thank goodness we are getting into season for many fruits and veggies. :)

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