Monday, September 6, 2010

dolla dolla bill ya'll

Remember when I had a budget challenge for the month of December? Andy and I only spent $50 on groceries in the month of December. We had a few surprise food donations from my mom and ate out of our pantry and freezer as much as possible. After accomplishing that challenge I tried to spend no more than $52 a week in groceries in 2010 but gave that up after a couple of months. Now we have $100/week in our grocery budget and I know we can spend less. I want to prove that it's possible to eat fresh and healthful foods without breaking the bank. I'm loving Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta- it's inexpensive and has a full serving of vegetables in every 4oz portion. Grapes are extra cheap in September and are super low in calories. My grocery splurge is Barbara's Peanut Butter Puffins cereal. I slice half of a large banana over 3/4 of a cup of cereal and pour a 1/2 cup of skim milk over. It's sweet, crunchy and filling for a total of 278 calories. I crave it.

How do you save money on groceries, or on anything?

1 comment:

  1. hmm its always nice to see blogs where I can relate.
    well here are a couple things in anwer to your question.
    1) we never buy meat that isnt on sale. we buy whatever is on sale and then put it in the freezer.
    2) Micah always says ask how does this purchase glorify God?
    3) Read the book Radical. haha
    4) buy everything store brand, unless it is just plain out not as quality as the others.
    5) as far as the rest of food goes, its normally cheaper to "invent" meals out of what you have at home rather than coming up with cool recipes every night.

    I like reading your posts!


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