Project Food Budget: Week 11

This week, I splurged a little bit for Test Kitchen Tuesday’s dinner but still somehow managed to come in only $1-ish over budget. And, in the process of that splurging, I realized how expensive meals with any kind of meat really are (be it fish, chicken, or beef, or whatever). We have been eating 90% meat free for about 6 months now, and, I had sort of forgotten the cost of animal products.

2Chili begged me for some American cheese this week, so I obliged because he never asks for anything…

Here’s where we netted out:

Goal: $75
Actual: $76.05

Amazon FreshQty.Extended Price ($)
Land O Lakes Light Butter W/Canola Oil, 8 oz12.69
Kraft Milk Singles 2%, 14.714.99
Green Onion, 1 bunch (Mexico)10.99
Stiebrs Farms, Cage Free Veg Fed Large Eggs White Eggs, 1 dozen12.89
Halibut Fillet Skinless Boneless, 8oz, Frozen1$12.49
Smucker’s Spreadable Fruit Simply Fruit Strawberry, 10 oz1$3.49
Kikkoman Soy Sauce Less Sodium, 20 oz1$4.59
Thai Kitchen Pure Coconut Milk Lite, 14 oz1$1.79
Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste, 4 oz1$5.39
Mission 8 Inch Small Flour Tortillas, 8 ct, 10.4 oz1$2.19
Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips, 6 oz1$3.29
Total $44.79
Trader Joe’sQty.Extended Price ($)
Mini Milk Chocolate Bars2$3.58
Roasted Unsalted Cashews1$5.49
TJ’s Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats2$5.98
Organic Fat Free Milk1$5.69
12 Grain Crackers1$1.99
Organic Red Bell Peppers2$2.99
Strawberries, 1 lb2.49$2.49
Organic Kiwi6$2.29

If you’ve been with me a while around these parts, you may have figured out I have a slightly geeky side. I have been keeping a spreadsheet of all my weekly purchases since I started participating in Project: Food Budget. Next week, in honor of the three month mark of the budgeting, I’m dreaming of some sort of data slicing and dicing…

Budget Buddies:

  • Emily Levenson
  • Maria Marz
  • Veggie Converter
  • Dairy-Free Cooking
  • Motor City Girl In the Steel City
  • Veggie Burgher
  • The Happy Cactus
  • The Vegetarian Salmon
  • Newly Vegan
  • Always Sick and Tired
  • Veggie on the Cheap
  • MeloMeals: Vegan For $3.33 A Day
  • A Guy, A Girl, And a Dinner Plate
  • The Amateur Low Carb Flexitarian
  • The Veggie Life
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