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Less than $7 for groceries

April 23rd, 2018 at 04:37 am

I set our grocery budget to $250 this month in YNAB and funded it all with our first paycheck. I think we normally spend a lot more. And more realistically, our budget will end up around $300, but for now, I set it at what would be ideal to see if I could stick to it. As of today, there's $6.86 in the grocery budget. Since I'm still getting my bearings, this also includes household items (and a puzzle). I broke out the pet stuff and moving forward, will break out the household/entertainment items. We did a lot of pantry eating. I still have about 10-12 of those crockpot freezer meals. We eat one or two a week alternated with non-chicken meals. I planned all of our dinners based on things we had at home.

For breakfast and lunches, I did a small shop yesterday for bread, cereal, fruit, and salad stuff. I prepped 8 salads to get us through midweek, cut up the veggies to make midweek salad prep easier, and made hardboiled eggs and a batch of homemade applesauce. Since our next payday isn't until May 4, our grocery budget has to last until then. I think we can make it, although it'll probably mean pb&j lunches next week. Luckily, I love me some pb&j.

1 Responses to “Less than $7 for groceries”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Nothing wrong with pb & j. And just think of the money you will save! There's a book called "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and the grandmother of the character was talking to her daughter (character's mom) giving her advice on how to save money. Please realize this was set in the early 1900s, but one thing was to sit in darkness and wrap up and use less coal, and that saves money. Your post reminded me of this -- you are making do with what you have to save money. Smart move on your part!

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