$50 Grocery Challenge

One of the big things we do on this website is the $50 grocery challenge. Some people may wonder why we've selected $50 a week for groceries? Well, here is our motivation: 

I found out that the average amount of money in food stamps for a family of four was around $200-$225 per month.  I decided then that I would try to prove that a family of four could eat balanced healthy meals on that budget.  That is why I am doing this challenge.  I have saved a lot of money over the years, and that is a nice benefit, but the real reason I did it was to show that someone could live on a welfare allotment and eat healthy meals.  We are down to two people at home now, but I am sticking to the $50 for now since I am used to spending that amount.  

If you want to know how we do plan out our shopping, look at this page. Enjoy and thanks for visiting! 

Also be sure to check out our free e-book, Eating Well, Spending Less