Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: March Month 5 / Week 4

Project: Food Budget Weekly total: $78.70

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 Four

This week, I’ve spent $78.70, with a monthly total of $357.15. That leaves $42.85 for the rest of March.

Did well this week; I’m planning on holding off my next big shopping trip until Sunday, April 1st. In the meantime, will need to get a couple of small items, like farm eggs, and perhaps some oranges, but I really hope to end March under budget.

Dining Out: $0
Entertaining: $0
Gardening: $9.21
Groceries: $69.49

Spending Details

Mahoney’s Garden Center $9.21: (gardening) Snap peas, shell peas, beets seeds and big bag o’ lobster compost. Cost was $14.91 but I had store reward points for $5.70

Whole Foods Grocery $43.53: frozen organic fillo dough, 3 bags of quinoa (WF coupons), (2) chocolate bars, tub o’ plain yogurt, (2) local fresh ricotta (sale! ricotta freezes wonderfully), bulk dates, salsa, asparagus, organic fuji apples, organic rainbow chard, (3) mangoes, organic kiwi

Market Basket $25.96: Applegate Farms chicken breast (something different for lunch), bag o’ oranges, (4) grapefruit, bananas, (3) Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat flour (stockup sale $4 ea)

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Week of Meals

  • Thursday: Almond butter & jelly sandwich
  • Friday: Crockpot whole chicken with barley and cole slaw
  • Saturday: Leftover chicken with barley topped with fresh ricotta
  • Sunday: Chicken veg stock with brown rice and frozen veggies
  • Monday: Fried egg sandwich with side of asparagus
  • Tuesday: Pasta with tomato and feta
  • Wednesday: Leftover frozen braised beef chuck with white rice & frozen green peas

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6 thoughts on “Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: March Month 5 / Week 4”

  1. Way to go on the budgeting! I’m always impressed by your ability to save money and get great foods (organic!).

    I have faith that you will come in under budget this month.

    1. Thanks ladies!

      Angela, I’m excited yet a little nervous about gardening. I’m expanding into so many more veggies than just tomatoes and herbs. I hope you will be blogging about your garden. I have so much to learn!

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