WELCOME! My name is Debbie and this is my Healthy Food Budget home!
My original blog is That’s Just Me and that is where I first started blogging about my food budget in 2011.
I felt it was time to move to a separate blog area because my posts were getting a wee bit too long, and perhaps too detailed for my visitors. I’m keeping my budget blog mostly for my own benefit, but if anyone else wants to read all the gory details, it will be easier to keep the information in one place for easier access.
I’ve copied all the original posts into this blog, and slowly I’ll remove/edit/condense/combine them over on the main blog.
A Little Background
I have kept detailed records of all our finances for many years (probably since the mid-1990’s), but I was oblivious to exactly how much money I was REALLY spending.
Back in October 2011, all that changed, when I decided to take off the blinders, and begin to comprehend the amounts we were spending and exactly where our money was going. A reasonable budget was set, and we needed to stick to it.
Food is one of the budgeting items that can be easier to control than say, our mortgage or medical bills, and food is something that I love love love. Eating healthy has become a passion over the past few years and I wanted to prove to myself that we could stick to eating healthy food and still be frugal.
About My Healthy Budget
So, here is where I’m documenting my journey as I struggle to eat healthy, seasonal (New England/northeast local if possible), home-cooked meals, while spending no more than $400/month ($4800-$5000/annually) for all food including groceries, dining out, 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.