My Healthy Food Budget: Week 2 March, 2013

March, Week Two Healthy Food Budget: $36.83 spent

Great week. I tried very hard to keep my spending to a minimum, and it worked! We got take-out Chinese on Saturday and I picked up a few items at Whole Foods on Monday.

March Food Spending Total $205.89

After spending $36.83 this week, it brings the total for the month to $205.89, leaving $194.11 for the rest of March.

Dining Out: $22.60 / Total $47.05
Groceries: $14.23 / Total $158.84

Whole Foods Market (Monday): $14.23 – organic bananas, 4lb bag o’ navel oranges, organic apples, and 4 cans of Muir Glen tomatoes.

Yes, I know I promised myself that I wasn’t going to spend any money on commercially canned tomatoes, especially when there’s a boycott for General Mills/Muir Glen products! But it was a such a good sale (2/$4) and I had double coupons, which brought the unit price to .75 each. I couldn’t resist!

I am still confident that I’ll have enough personally frozen and canned tomatoes until summer, but I’ll keep the Muir Glen cans in my pantry for emergencies.

So, going forward, I expect that the $200 I have left will be enough for the rest of March!

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.