It’s time again for another glimpse into our shopping habits and how we spend our monthly food budget. As I’ve mentioned before, each month we budget $200 to spend on groceries. I usually also have an extra $25 I can spend thanks to our irregular income budget plan. I did very little grocery shopping this month.
Hutterite Chicken Order – $25
4 whole large chickens
Azure Standard Order – $208.50
20lb organic apples, half n half x2 (for making easy ice cream), Julies Fudge Bars x3 (for a special treat!), Apple Juice, DrainBo Cleaner, 9lbs bulk cream cheese (I’m making hubby a cheesecake for his birthday tomorrow!), 6lb organic tomatoes (totally didn’t need these but they are SO good!), Black Olives & Garlic Gold Nuggets (for a Family Pasta Night gift basket I’m making), 5lb Raw Milk Cheddar Cheese, Romaine Hearts, Whole Milk Yogurt x 6, 10lb Frozen Strawberries, 5lb Lentils, Orange Juice x2 (the price of oranges went up this month beyond our budget so we did the next best thing, I’ll still make orange juice cubes!), 5lb Potato Starch (for making Gluten Free All Purpose Flour), Tortilla Chips x2.
Total for the month = $237.50
So we came in just over our budget but that’s ok, we were way under budget last month.
As you can see we don’t buy any meat or add it into our monthly budgeting (besides Hutterite Chickens which come randomly) because we buy our meat in bulk once a year.
I’ve been falling behind on meal planning this month but I’m going to try hard and get something planned for the next weeks with all of this good food! If you need help meal planning you can check out my resource ebook, Meal Planning Made Simple.
I know that our shopping and cooking habits are not typical so make sure you ask questions below if you have them! This is how we afford to buy great natural/organic food on a tight budget!
Do you have a food budget? How did you do this month?