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
Chicken soup with carrots, kale, spinach, lentils
Leftover chicken soup
Creamy carrot onion ginger soup (with farm onion & tiny farm beet) — DH had fried egg on top
Beef veg soup with brown rice
DH leftover soup with toast. Me 3 brown rice cakes with plain hommus
(Day 11 cleanse) DH fried eggs with chickpeas. Me chickpeas with stir-fried farm beet greens, mushrooms, farm scallions topped with guacamole
Baked ground turkey burgers with caramelized onions, beets, and DH also had potatoes
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.
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!)
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.