My Healthy Food Budget: October Month 12 / Week 3

Healthy Food Budget Weekly total: $101.33

My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal (local if possible,) 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 (mostly) 3 meals per day. My husband occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.

October – Month Twelve, Week Three

This week, I spent $101.33, with a monthly total of $297.04. That leaves $102.96 for the rest of October.

Dining Out: $30.63
Groceries: $70.70

I placed an unexpected order at because all the Frontier Natural & Simply Organic products were on sale @ 20% off. I couldn’t resist!

So, with 1½ weeks left in October, I think I’ll be okay sticking to my budget total. I’m excited to end my full year of budgeting at the end of the month too! And even more excited to start a new budget year in November!

Spending Details

Freebie! This week, DH went on an ocean fishing trip and came home with pounds of fish! I kept the haddock and “red fish” and packed in the freezer. We had enough cod and cutter fish to share with both sets of parents too!

Market Basket $3.95: 5lb bag o’ onions and bananas

Local Farmstand $2.95: local Cortland apples

Whole Foods Market $36.28: Cashews, 12pk Organic Valley milk, Costa Rican chocolate, organic celery, red grapes, organic Gala apples, avocado, ginger root, (1) whole chicken (sale @.99lb) $20.29: Unexpected sale on Frontier Naturals. I love their products, so I stocked up: Caraway seeds, fair trade vanilla, active dry yeast, & poppy seeds.

Local farmstand $7.23: local Cortland apples, local white potatoes (sale! .25lb), green pepper, and red lettuce

Week of Meals

  • Sunday: Roasted potatoes & onions with fried egg
  • Monday: Pasta with freezer tomato eggplant sauce & salad
  • Tuesday: DH’s boss’s fundraiser dinner
  • Wednesday: Crockpot chicken with leftover potatoes & leftover tomato sauce
  • Thursday: Light dinner with sandwiches
  • Friday: Burgers & brownies at Fuddruckers
  • Saturday: Dinner out – DH’s boss’ treat