My Healthy Food Budget: Week 3 March, 2013

March Week Three Healthy Food Budget: $109.13

A large amount of spending this week, but with 9 days left, I feel I’m in good shape with $84.98 for the rest of March.

I’m absolutely loving the local flour I bought earlier this month. The barley flour is awesome in muffins and pancakes. I’m hoping to organize a few recipes to post.

And the local Zorro whole wheat flour has been a little challenging for yeast bread, but I think I finally broke through the issues. I’ll be posting more on that soon.

March Food Spending Total $315.02

Dining Out: $15.50 / Total $62.55
Groceries: $93.63 / Total $252.47

Lots of veggies and fruit this week. Yum. Plus some other essentials.

(Sat) Market Basket $17.62: Balsamic vinegar, salsa, 2 lb bag o’ lil cutie clementines, broccoli, 2lb onions, minneola oranges, avocado, bananas, organic half & half creamer

(Wed) Whole Foods $28.66: Mango, organic fuji apples, grapefruit, organic fennel bulb, organic baby bok choy, 5 lb bag o’ organic carrots, organic celery, organic corn tortillas, Kerrygold cheddar, and (USA) cashews.

(Wed) Trader Joe’s $26.12: Organic plain whole yogurt, raw almond butter, organic half & half, TJ’s pasta, walnuts, organic raisins, and (2) fair trade dark chocolate.

(Wed) Market Basket $13.23: 5lb bag o’ mandarin oranges, mushrooms, red grapefruit, minneola oranges, and bananas.

(Wed) Penzey’s Spices $4.25: garlic powder – and free cumin and free cinnamon (coupons)

(Thurs) Seven Acres Farm $3.75 :1 dozen jumbo eggs

About My Healthy Budget

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. DH occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.