Project: Food Budget Weekly total: $43.88
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.
March – Month Five, Week Three
This week, I’ve spent $43.88, with a monthly total of $278.45. That leaves $121.55 for the rest of March.
Spent a lot more for “dining out” than I usually do, but we’ve been having a rough few months, and my DH and I needed some comfort/TLC foods!
I’m on schedule for a bigger shopping trek on Friday/Saturday, and that could possibly carry us through until April. I’m shooting for being under budget, but we’ll have to see how it goes.
Speaking of a rough few months, budgeting is even more important now, as we might have a change in employment very soon. I’m hoping that I will be prepared for whatever life gives us.
Dining Out: $33.87 – take out subs & lunch at Chipotle Grill
Ocean State Job Lots (Sat, 3/17) $2.50: cheap Balsamic Vinegar
Whole Foods Market (Sun, 3/18) $7.51: 2lb bag o’ organic carrots, organic apples, bananas, organic cabbage
Week of Meals
I’ve been having a really difficult time coming up with meal ideas lately. I think it’s just that there’s not a whole heck of a lot of food in season, so I’m getting bored and I’m really looking forward to the spring. I’ve been craving asparagus and spring onions!!!!
- Thursday: take out meatball subs
- Friday: Bulgar topped with fried egg
- Saturday: Pasta with tomato celery sauce
- Sunday: Roasted chicken legs with spicy carrot ginger soup
- Monday: Feta calzone with a fried egg
- Tuesday: Wholegrain pancakes
- Wednesday: Crockpot lentil soup with leftover frozen pork shoulder
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