I feel so much better about how much money we spent on food this month. I really tried not to buy any more than what I bought in my regular grocery shopping trips on Sundays.
We did go out a couple of times this month which I am fine with. Twice in one month is better than twice in one week, right?
Below is my monthly breakdown of food costs:
- Week 28 I spent $52.64
- Week 29 I spent $84.98
- Week 30 I spent $44.45
- Week 31 I spent $54.35
Total spent on groceries for July $236.42 that’s $63.58 under budget!
Here are some of the meals we made this month:
The split chicken breast I bought for $15 gave us just about 4 meals! I made the baked chicken breasts with Moz, Basil and Tomato, a chicken stir fry, a pot of soup and the quick alfredo.
The majority of the stir-fry was either free from my garden or free from friends with the zucchini and yellow squash I got.
How have you been doing with your food budget? The garden has been a significant help to our budget. I hope to work on ways to extend the garden through a longer growing season!
My goal again is to not spend more than $300 on groceries for the month of August. – MM