Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Budgets | Grocery Shopping
Far from it.
There are weeks when we try to hit the grocery store on the weekend, but with Boyfriend working six days a week, this is not always feasible. To get everything we need, every time, well, this is generally just a little more that your MatchGirl can carry on her own (though, believe me, I've tried!).
This week I did a little experiment. After I made the grocery list, I decided to go around the neighborhood, stocking up on what we need for the week ahead, and a few pantry items that we're out of or super low on. In doing so, I hit multiple stores. Some I knew would have the best prices, some I just knew would have what I was looking for. And then I came home and I added up all the numbers.
I spent a total of $65.85. This is food for the week, including the fact I mostly eat a breakfast/lunch midday something at home, and restocking on a couple of not cheap items. This is also a mostly vegetarian menu, based on the week at hand.
I don't always have time to run to several stores, like I did this week, but I certainly find it can be worth it.
What are your tips for eating well, but still saving money?
Photo: Corn popped on the stove is a light, easy and money saving way to get your salty snack fix. We've been making a lot of this lately.