Working on a weekly grocery budget
At the first of December I decided to cut back on my grocery expenses...all while vowing to change up our weekly dinner menu. It's only the hubby and myself usually and I felt that our dinners were getting rather bland. And not to mention expensive. I had once thought that if we bought pre-made meal items aka: frozen meals that we would save money...boy was I wrong. Our grocery bill was getting rather expensive.
So I vowed to make my grocery shopping bill no more than $40 per week. Making it total only $160 per month...
So far I am right on track. We are eating healthier and higher quality meals. I am spending more time in the kitchen, which I do NOT mind..and I am also trying out new recipes.
How about you...do you have a set amount to spend and budget for weekly? Monthly?
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inertia4 wrote on December 11, 2014, 6:28 PM
LaDonna I think this is the wrong time of year to start a food budget. At least for us here. But in the new year I will be paying much more attention to that. Yes, those frozen dinners are killers. Not only are they expensive but they are not healthy at all.
Katherina201 wrote on December 11, 2014, 7:51 PM
I applaud you. How are you able to keep your bill at $160 a month. I have trouble staying at $240 at the grocery store each month. Of course that includes inedibles.
scheng1 wrote on December 11, 2014, 9:14 PM
Frozen meals definitely do not save money. If you can find Asian market, you can buy a lot of spices and herbs for cooking.
luisga814 wrote on December 12, 2014, 1:42 AM
I am expecting my salary on Monday. I don't have money right now, so in order to have an additional stocks for a refrigerator until Monday, my wife decided to get some part of our savings to buy some foods in the nearby grocery.