My goal was to spend less than $100 on food related items while continuing to eat up the random things in my pantry and fridge. Sadly, I must rule this week as very unsuccessful. The total we spent on groceries was $157.07 with an additional $34.46 on fast food. Our family had a super busy week (the fast food) coupled with my husband decided he was going to do the cooking for the week. While I like going for simple recipes with few ingredients, my husband enjoys making elaborate dishes with variety. Our meals were delicious, so I don’t feel too bad. We still used up some leftovers so we are making progress in cleaning out the pantry and fridge by the end of the month.
But I can’t blame it all on my husband. For some reason, I have difficulties buying for just a week. For example, I brought 4 boxes of vegan, gluten free mac and cheese for my son. Guess how many boxes he ate this week? Zero! I also brought chicken and ground beef which went unused. Now obviously we will eat these at some point. However, I really want to get better at this so I can reduce our overall spending on food in a month. We are spending way too much in my opinion. I can blame some of it on my son’s diet due to allergies. He’s allergic to all animal protein, soy, dairy, nuts, seeds and wheat. On top of that, he is a super picky eater and refuse to eat all day if its not something he likes. But there is always room for improvement.
Next week will be better! The goal remains to spend $100 on all food related items this week. Wish me luck!