Food Budget Week 34

Yikes, we overspent by a lot this week!  Budget is $125, we spent $269.50, so over by $144.50!  Here’s what we bought:

PRODUCE:

  • Apples $5.00
  • Bananas $4.17
  • Brussels sprouts $3.49
  • Cantaloupe $3.37
  • Carrots $3.01
  • Celery $1.72
  • Cilantro $1.19
  • Corn $2.00
  • Cucumbers $1.00
  • Garlic $1.77
  • Grapes $2.69
  • Green onions $.99
  • Jalapenos $1.00
  • Kale $1.99
  • Lettuce $3.29
  • Mango $.75
  • Nectarines $10.00
  • Onions $2.92
  • Peaches $12.00
  • Bell peppers, anaheims, poblanos $4.00
  • Tomatillos $4.00

DAIRY:

  • Butter $6.00
  • Mozzarella cheese $4.85
  • Cotija cheese $4.99
  • Cheddar cheese $8.36
  • Cottage cheese $5.70
  • Creme Fraiche $3.79
  • Ice cream $13.00
  • Kefir $5.00
  • 1/2 gallon milk $2.69
  • Sour cream $2.50
  • Yogurt $4.39

MEAT:

  • Chicken $5.99
  • Eggs $3.39
  • Ham $9.69
  • Hot dogs $4.99

OTHER:

  • Garbanzo beans $3.00
  • Cereal $5.00
  • Coffee $10.59
  • Flour $2.79
  • Honey $9.79
  • Club soda $.79
  • Frozen berries $11.89
  • Frozen cherries $19.78 – I haven’t seen them in months so I stocked up!
  • Turkey corn dogs $3.29
  • Mahi Mahi patties $6.99
  • Frozen pizzas $17.96 – Stocking up again lol
  • Veggie burgers $2.49
  • Bread $5.98
  • Sweet potato chips $2.49
  • Croutons $3.00
  • Lavash bread $1.99
  • Tortillas $4.99

Ugh.  We really just went shopping too much, and then had too many impulse buys.  I guess I have really fallen into the convenience trap.  Things seem so busy lately, and it IS nice to have something to just heat up quick some nights.  But we are spending too much!!  It is nice to have lunchmeat, but it is way too expensive, so I think we might have to give that up.

I am really thinking about doing another Real Food Challenge, and if we did that we would definitely be saving some money.  I just have to gear up and really get ready for it.  For this week though I am going to try and stay away from the store because we really don’t need much!  I’m hitting up the Farmer’s Market tomorrow and probably on Saturday, and other than a trip to Costco we should be good and have plenty of food.  On the upside, I have been trying to use up stuff in the cupboards so at least that is good 🙂

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