Thursday, April 5, 2012

$50 Grocery Challenge: Spent $48.63

I feel like I got a lot of food for my money this week. I have been so tempted to throw in the towel and stop the $50 per week challenge. But, it does help me to be more organized and careful about what I buy. I cleaned out the fridge before I put things away and put leftovers and last week's leftover produce on the top left shelf so I can use them first.

I took last week off and Michelle, one of the other Spendwisemoms did the post. It was nice to have a week off. Michelle had a beautiful baby girl a couple of days ago. Congratulations! I was lucky to stay under my budget this week. I wrote a list, but didn't stick to it completely. So, I was really surprised that it worked out. I got the following:

Chorizo sausage 91 cents
Chorizo sausage 94 cents
Organic Fuji Apples 3 lb. bags - Two at 2.99 each
Broccoli Crowns 1.63
Cauliflower 1.79
Strawberries 1.50
Tillamook Sharp shredded cheese 2.39
Sliced Ham from the Deli 1.50
Prosciutto 2.13
Organic Romaine Hearts 2.50
Yukon Gold Potatoes locally grown 3.99
Tillamook Light Sour Cream 1.69
Local Farm Milk 2.59
Bunch Spinach 99 cents
Bananas 1.13
Lemons - Two at 50 cents each
Carrots 69 cents
Pineapple 2.03
Organic Feta Cheese 3.99
Tillamook Mexican shredded cheese 2.39
Tilamook yogurt - 2 Raspberry and 2 Strawberry - 59 cents each
Buttermilk 33 cents
Green Pepper 69 cents
Red Locally Grown Potatoes 3.49

Total $48.63

How did you do this week? Did you stay in your budget or get any good deals? Link up and share!


  1. You surely got a lot of food for your money... How many people is your budget for. Our budget is $65 a week for a family of five. This week I was under budget though, but that makes up for those week I was over:)

  2. We have done a $50 budget most weeks for the past couple of years. We started with 4 people in the family and am now down to three. There were two adults and two teenagers. I do believe I could spend less, but it is important to me to have healthy food and not just focus on how low I can go. As you can see from the picture, I am not a couponer and rarely use them since I shop mostly around the perimeter of the store. $65 per week is very doable for a family of 5, especially if you live in a larger city that has better prices and if you have younger kids. I like the simplicity of shopping without coupons and a limited budget helps me get in and out of the store quickly. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  3. Hello! I just wanted to pop in and say thank you for your words on my Real Life Minimalist spot on Miss Minimalist. I am such a fan of her blog so it was an honour to be on there. And I love the joining of people with the common interest in minimalism. I hope you had a lovely break!