Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: February, Month 4, Week 1

Project: Food Budget Weekly total: $118.81

My healthy budget goal is to eat seasonal, home-cooked meals while sticking to a $400 monthly budget for all food including groceries, dining out, entertaining, vitamins/supplements, and spices/herbs.

There’s two of us eating 3 (mostly) meals per day. My husband occasionally eats take-out lunch at work, & that $ comes out of his personal cash stash.

February – Month Four, Week One

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I’ve spent $118.81 this week.

My meat CSA will be delivered later this month for approximately $83, so that leaves $197 for the rest of February. I’m hoping to hold out and shop only on Fridays leaving me 3 more shopping weeks, @ $65 each. Fingers crossed!

Dining Out: $0 – really proud of this! whoo hoo!
Groceries: $118.81

Here’s My Spending Details

Amazon Subscribe & Save $16.68 – Wild Planet Tuna (6pk)

Market Basket $34.56 (2/1 Wed): Applegate Farms turkey hotdogs (cheaper than take-out), mushrooms, 2 lb bag of organic sweet potatoes, organic beets w/ greens, 5 lb bag o’ onions, 1 avocado, bananas, small jar of instant yeast, large tub organic plain yogurt, cheddar cheese, salsa, organic peanut butter.

Local Farm $6.25 (2/3 Fri): 2 dozen eggs

Whole Foods $44.06 (2/3 Fri): 5lb bag o’ organic carrots, organic celery, organic Italian parsley, organic pears, organic apples, bananas, celery root, turnip, organic oranges, pitted dates, 2 lb bag white rice, 1 lb bag green lentils, bulk split peas, bulk quinoa, bulk nutritional yeast, (2) Muir Glen whole tomatoes, frozen organic green beans.

Market Basket $17.26 (2/5 Sun): 5 lb Bag ‘o organic russet potatoes, California olive oil, molasses, Haagen Daz vanilla ice cream for Superbowl snack – cheaper than sundaes at Friendly’s!

Week of Meals

  • Wednesday (2/1): leftover frozen bean chili with jalapeño corn muffin
  • Thursday: Applegate Farms turkey hot dogs, homemade rye bread, and canned baked beans (cheaper than take-out)
  • Friday: Pasta topped with tomato, carrot, celery, onion sauce
  • Saturday: Slow cooker whole chicken with leftover frozen stuffing (from Thansgiving) & cabbage carrot slaw
  • Sunday: Pantry Soup with leftover Chicken, veg stock, mushrooms, carrots, celery, beet greens, leftover baked beans, leftover chunky tomato/veg sauce over barley grains; Superbowl snack: Haagen Daz ice cream w/melted peanut butter – cheaper than going to Friendly’s for sundaes!
  • Monday: Leftover chicken with white rice, cabbage slaw and green beans
  • Tuesday: Bread Pizza with salsa and cheese
  • Wednesday: Homemade beef broth with vegetables over pasta

Note on the slow cooker chicken. It was so easy. Just throw in a whole chicken, no need for any liquid. Cook on low all day. The chicken is moist and just falls off the bone. I’ll be cooking it like this a lot!

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3 thoughts on “Project Food Budget / My Healthy Budget: February, Month 4, Week 1”

  1. $0 eating out! That is awesome!

    I think it is great you go to a local farm to get eggs. I had never really thought of doing this, so now I have a research project.

    Have a good weekend!

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