Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: January Wk 1

Project: Food Budget Weekly total: $35.74

My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal, home-cooked meals while sticking to a $308.49 $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.

January – Month Three, Week One

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Since I was over in December, my budget was reduced for January, leaving approximately $56 for each week (not including my local meat CSA).

Whoo Hoo! This first week of January, I’m under budget with $35.74 spent, leaving $272.75 left for the rest of the month. I shopped at two grocery stores this week (Market Basket & Whole Foods).

Since I felt I did pretty well this week, I was inspired by my budget buddy Angela from Test Kitchen Tuesday to take a photo of my purchases:

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my grocery purchases this week

Market Basket: $17.96 – Whole Foods: $17.78 = $35.74
Broccoli, organic baby spinach, organic pears, organic apples, avocados, bananas, mango (which turned out to be spoiled & will be returned/replaced), whole peeled organic tomatoes, local green cabbage, organic chicken broth, yogurt, kiwis, organic flat-leaf parsley, organic carrot, olives from bar, beet bulbs, bag o’ oranges, bag o’ onions.

Dining Out: $0
Groceries: $35.74

Week of Meals (short week)

Sunday: Tomato Veggie Soup w/ bacon, mushrooms, green beans, corn, cranberry beans, & sharp cheddar.
Monday: Pork ribs (local) with barley and winter squash
Tuesday: Bread pizzas with spinach, roasted peppers, olives & aged cheddar
Wednesday: Veg minestrone with beans, pasta and guacamole topping

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One thought on “Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: January Wk 1”

  1. You go girl! Thats a lot of food for only $35!! It’s funny when people say eating healthy is more expensive, because you are proving it is not!

    Your bread pizzas are right up my alley. Mine were spinach, mushrooms, zucchini and goat cheese this week.

    Love the photo addition! 😉

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