Healthy Food Budget: Month End June

June Week Four/End of Month Healthy Food Budget: $401.72

Well I was over an unmentionable smidge this month! And considering I was on the elimination/detox diet for 2 weeks during June, I did pretty darned well! (One more week of the diet, and then onto re-introducing foods I eliminated)

June Wk 4 Food Spending $91.56 / Total $401.72

Dining Out: $0 / Total $23.57
Gardening: $0 / Total $16.39
Groceries: $91.56 / Total $361.76

Awesome! I’m really proud of myself.

Dinners This Week

Saturday 6/22
Chicken soup with carrots, kale, spinach, lentils
Sunday 6/23
Leftover chicken soup
Monday 6/24
Creamy carrot onion ginger soup (with farm onion & tiny farm beet) — DH had fried egg on top
Tuesday 6/25
Beef veg soup with brown rice
Wednesday 6/26
DH leftover soup with toast. Me 3 brown rice cakes with plain hommus
Thursday 6/27
(Day 11 cleanse) DH fried eggs with chickpeas. Me chickpeas with stir-fried farm beet greens, mushrooms, farm scallions topped with guacamole
Friday 6/28
Baked ground turkey burgers with caramelized onions, beets, and DH also had potatoes
Saturday 6/29
Leftover turkey burger with veggie chickpea salad for lunch at family party and leftover burger with avocado, quinoa, leftover beets for my dinner. DH had party food.
Sunday 6/30
Soup with farm beet greens, farm peas, homemade stock, leftover frozen beefalo

Where I Spent My Grocery Dollars This Week

Wilmington Farmers Market (Sun) $14.25 for red cabbage, scallions, a large white onion, six cucumbers, one large red leaf lettuce, chioggia beets with greens, and batch of large bulb scallions

Whole Foods Market (Mon) $23.68 for (2) sale cantaloupes, 1.75lb bananas, bag of raw cashews, 1/3 lb bulk hazelnuts, 1/3lb of frozen Alaskan sockeye salmon ($10.99/lb, which is cheaper than the sale last Friday), 1/4 lb oyster mushrooms, 1/4 lb crimini mushrooms, olives from bar

Market Basket (Tues) $5.29 for 1/2 lb nectarines, 3/4 lb organic apples (imported), (2) kiwi, and (2) mangoes

Wilson Farm (Thurs) $16.27 for farm beets, 2 lb farm sugar snap peas, 1/2 lb farm English peas, bunch of radishes, (2) large cucumbers, batch of flat parsley, red lettuce and green lettuce.

Trader Joes (Thurs) $18.95 for Lundburg brown rice cakes, organic frozen raspberries, 1 lb medjool dates, and bag of 4 Calif avocados

Whole Foods Market (Fri) $13.12 for (2) organic lemons, 1 lb bananas, 1/2 lb organic black plums, mango, 4.5 lb organic USA grapes (one day sale! $1/lb) and ground turkey to make something special for dinner Friday and for a party Saturday (detox!)

Monthly Breakdown

Trader Joe’s 119.58 (32%)
Whole Foods 99.81 (27%)
Wilson Farm 48.65 (13%)
MARKET BASKET 45.34 (12%)
Open Meadow Farm 37.41 (10%)
Wilmington Farmers Market 14.25 (4%)
Hannaford 2.50 (1%)
Food Pantry donation credit ($5.78)

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.