Oct 26 – Healthy Food Budget

October Week Four Healthy Food Budget: $42.68

Excellent week! I’m on track to be way under budget – I’m shooting for $340 this month.

Oct Wk 4 Food Spending $42.68 / Total $289.72 / Balance $110.28

Dining Out: $0 / Total $74.34
Groceries: $42.68 / Total $215.38

No dining-out spending this week, but unfortunately, there was no shortage of “junk” food meals. We had frozen leftover Chinese take-out, and I had the girls over for a take-out luncheon (entertaining budget) plus we were lucky to be treated for dinner on Saturday evening.

Needless to say, the October Unprocessed challenge is out the window!

Where I Spent My Grocery Dollars This Week

Market Basket $16.76 for 2-1/2lbs grapes ($2/lb), 1lb bananas, Turkey Hill natural vanilla/chocolate ice cream, Green & Black milk chocolate, and cashews.

Market Basket $8.98 for Plainville Farms presliced honey maple ham ($4) and Teddie organic peanut butter ($5)

Seven Acres Farm $7.50 for 2 dozen jumbo eggs

Farm $7.45 for local apples & farm chard

Market Basket $1.99 for organic half & half pint

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.