Thursday, March 17, 2011

Project: Food Budget: Week 2

Budget: 70$
Actual Spent: 65.85$

  • Chicken bites
  • 2 frozen meals
  • Butter
  • Dried pinto beans
  • 2 coconut waters
  • Salsa
  • Enchilada sauce
  • tuna
  • Linguini
  • Mac & cheese
  • Red bell pepper
  • Cornbread mix
  • Fresh jalapeno
  • Yellow onion
  • Sweet potato
  • Broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 head of Romaine
  • Peanut butter cookies (from the bakery)
  • Eggs (1 1/2 dozen)
  • Bread
  • Chips (tortilla and Sun Chips)
We did it! We stayed under budget! Of course, we only bought food for 6 days this week, but we didn't eat either of the frozen meals we bought so we'll have those around for some other time.

CSA: We missed our work share again this week because we were sick. :( Our Farmer Marie says we might start getting shares again as soon as two weeks from now. Yay!

Meals made:
  • Chicken bites and guacamole on salad
  • Beans & cornbread
  • Enchilada meatloaf: from Healthy Meals for Less
  • Leftovers from last week: Risi e bisi, sandwich stuff, and rice & bean salad
What we learned:
  • 1. It can be done. We can come in under this new budget.
  • 2. It helps if your mom buys some of your food, so go visit! :)
For more details on Project: Food Budget, click here.


  1. We only plan meals for 5 our of the 7 days. We find that we have at least one day of leftovers, and another day of not wanting anything on the list. And we never go without food.

    Something to think about as you continue to find your groove!

    Congrats on a successful week.

  2. Yay! I love the realization that it can be done :-)