Month one of my grocery budgeting went fabulous! We slashed our typical grocery bill in HALF and managed to stick to it the entire month! I was pretty proud of us!
This month is another story. I think it’s because we have been running out of staples I had stocked last month and didn’t need to purchase. We also went out to eat a couple times, which cost us about $25 for two meals! Isn’t that insane!? One meal costing us HALF our weekly grocery budget!?
Thankfully, in the next month or so we shouldn’t be doing much and that should help me get back on track with budgeting and planning.
Our last trip to the grocery store, our bill totaled $101! However, we were in Toledo and stopped at a place called Meijer. They have cheaper prices than where I typically shop and so we like to stock up a few things. And just so you don’t think I went too crazy, $40 was spent on diapers (as they were having a special) and we had a $10 gift card. Soooo that means we won’t have to buy diapers for a couple weeks AND we actually spent $91 of our own money. I know the money we spent was justifiable…now it is just a matter of keeping tight through next week to see if we stayed on target for the month. It’s looking doubtful. Something always seems to come up! Does this happen to you!?
So here’s what we bought (left the diaper picture out…just plain forgot!):
Our eats for this week:
Monday: Breakfast. Eggs are a staple around here!! and Tuna melt for brandon with roasted potatoes
Tuesday: Oatmeal! I know!! Boring! Couldn’t help it. Things came up and I had no time to cook!
Wednesday: Mushroom and Kale Casserole (turned out like bleck)
Thursday: Spinach salad and grain-free pancakes (it’s a new recipe)
Friday: OUT for my brother’s birthday…we have a giftcard!
Saturday: Up in the air!
Sunday: Back to the grocery store
Breakfasts: Raisin Bran for brandon with fruit and oatmeal for me (per usual)
Lunches: PB and J for brandon, leftovers, salads, and eggs
Another boring week in our household!
QUESTION: How does what I purchase compare to you!? Do you feel like you get a lot of bang for your buck? I always leave the store wondering how so little cost SO much!? Budgeting is hard–anyone else think so?