June Week 2 Healthy Food Budget: $77.36
This was a good week. I’ve been feeling kind of sluggish, and it dawned on me that even though I was eating fairly healthily, I really was not eating enough produce! Time to up the veggies and fruit and maybe even make some smoothies. I have to take care of myself better!
June Wk 2 Food Spending $77.36 / Month Total $205.25 / Balance $194.74
Dining Out: $1.07 / Total $23.57
Gardening: $16.39 / Total $16.39
Groceries: $59.90 / Total $165.29
Purchased a Boston pickling cucumber plant as well as a bargain $1.99 3pk flat of regular pickling cucumbers. I also purchased an 8lb bag of Espoma organic tomato food for $10.75 at Ocean State Job Lots.
All in all, a great week, including a full fruit bowl on my counter to boot!
Where I Spent My Grocery Dollars This Week
Market Basket (Sat, Sun) $13.45 for gallon Turkey Hill ice cream, (.76lb) organic gala apples, (.5lb) crown broccoli, (2) pickling cukes, (2) Vidalia onions, (.75lb) bananas and a REDUCED SALE Olivia’s spring mix (10 oz) for $2.99
Whole Foods Market (Mon) $12.15 for .60lb bulk peanuts, 5lb bag o’ organic carrots, (1lb) bulk chick peas, and (3) Cedar 8oz hommus with (3) 75cents coupons, making each only 75cents!
Wilson Farm (Thurs) $16.33 for 1lb (calif) plums & white nectarines, 1/2 lb farm English peas, bunch of farm torpedo radishes, bunch of farm parsley, 2 (NJ) large cucumbers, 1 qt (Calif) strawberries, large farm red lettuce.
Market Basket (Thurs) $6.51 for 1 avocado, 1.5lb organic apples, 2 red grapefruit, 2lb bananas, and a Chobani yogurt for a quick lunch.
Trader Joe’s (Thurs) $11.46 for TJ’s fair trade organic chocolate, frozen pesticide-free wild blueberries, 2 bags of organic raisins – FINALLY, they are in stock!
Dinners This Week
DH out to dinner with buddies, I had leftover Chinese for lunch and salad w/ mozzarella for dinner
Pasta with frozen leftover tomato pepper sauce and frozen leftover beefalo
Fried eggs with potatoes, NJ beets, vidalia onions, leftover tomato pepper sauce, asparagus, and veggie salad (farm lettuce, cucumbers, farm radishes, carrots)
Bread pizza with salad
Crockpot chicken with quinoa and steamed spinach
Made tomato spinach soup, DH brought home food from a client: meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, & chicken fingers.
Dinner at inlaws
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.