Project: Food Budget–Week 9

Two solid months down, and two months under budget. I call that victory! Though, I did spend more than my secret $300/month budget, we still came in under the published $350 goal, so I think I will lower the budget to $325 moving forward. No reason not to!


This week was another two-day shopping experience with a total of: $77.06.


Trader Joe’s: $34.44


Whole Foods: $42.62


Whole Foods had a coupon for $1 off Almond Dream products, so I tried some Almond Dream “ice cream.” It is amazing! Just as good as dairy ice cream, or maybe even better. It’s still kind of “junk food,” but, I do incorporate some treats now and then, so I am calling it acceptable. I probably wouldn’t buy it without a coupon, though, as it is fairly expensive.

All told, we netted out with:

  • Fruits, Veggies, Tubers: Asparagus, avocados, bell peppers, cremini mushrooms, mango (fresh and frozen), sweet potatoes, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, pineapple, Medjool dates, dried cherries
  • Milk and Dairy/Dairy Alternatives: Soy milk, coconut milk, Almond Dream
  • Convenience: Prepared hummus, shelled almonds, Food Should Taste Good chips, Corn Thins
  • Canned: Black beans, garbanzo beans, navy beans, diced tomatoes, black olives

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