Thanks for all the support on Friday’s post. I’m happy to report I have officially snapped out of it after a low key weekend full of yard work, swimming, walks, a movie and a lot of down time with my family… and wine.
Instagram repost. Sorry, I try to avoid doing that!
Moving on… Once upon a time I was pretty good at tracking our grocery budget. I hopped from store to store to get the best deals. Then I got super pregnant and had Kaitlyn and it all flew out the window. Well, not everything. I still did my meal planning and tried to buy smartly, but a few more convenience items made their way into my cart and tracking what I was spending fell by the wayside.
Now that I’m a few months (almost 3- gulp!) into this mommy of two gig, I’m ready to refocus on our grocery budget. However, instead of starting off with a set budget, I wanted to buy as usual to get an idea of our starting point. Since so many of you enjoy grocery shopping as much as I do (we are a funny breed, aren’t we?) I thought I’d track it along here on the blog!
I went shopping yesterday after planning for 5 dinners for the whole family and 1 dinner for just David and Hailey, as I have a girls night out planned (cue my twirling and singing through the hillside a la Julie Andrews). Plus dinners and breakfasts.
I started off at Josh’s Farmers Market.
All local (except for the cilantro), but none organic (except for the cilantro).
Total haul – $22.35
Then I headed to Target for part 2 of our shopping because I also had to pick up a Hailey Now Goes Poop In The Potty toy!
She requested the train.
My Target haul:
The grass-fed organic steaks were on sale- wahoo!
Total haul- $60.45
Grand total for the week: $82.35
The total is a bit deceiving though, as I’ll need to hit up another grocery store today (probably Harris Teeter) for shrimp (the ones at Target looked anemic and were farm-raised and I try to do wild caught when I can), some breakfast burritos for David (until I have time to make my own again) and some creamer which will probably add another $20 or so to the total.
Still, $100 for the week sounds low to me, so I’m going to track for another couple of weeks to see what it averages out to. Knowing I already am stocked on some things we need like pizza sauce, coffee, eggs, milk, etc means that the total is artificially low.
Do you track your grocery spending?
How many stops do you hit up each week for groceries?
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