I am trying very hard to watch what my family eats. My goal is not only to watch our spending, but to make healthy choices on what goes into our bodies. I try to keep every meal around 400 calories. Tonight was Beef and Noodles (a Better Homes and Gardens recipe) with broccoli and the few pieces of cauliflower I had left. This meal was made with beef we had in the freezer from a previous meal, whole wheat noodles I had stockpiled from when they were on sale, and stockpiled frozen broccoli.
The cost: $1.44 for the serving below - my recipe made 6 servings.
The calories: 415 for the serving below
Total from Meijer: $38.13
Total from Walmart: $7.40
Total from Walgreens: $2.00
This Week's Total (Including Total From OCB Sunday): $72.93
Yay! That falls below our $75.00 limit, even though we ate out. I am very proud of that.
A few things I learned today:
1) I spend less if I actually tally up my total as I am shopping.
2) I spend less and make healthier choices if I have a set weekly amount to spend, rather than a monthly amount.