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NJChick78 01-07-2013 10:29 AM

Weekly food bill, whats your's?
 
This is the first week that I have tracked my food bill spending. I have switched to "clean eating" so I believe this is the right category for this.

3 large summer squash
8 green peppers
8 red onions
carrots
8 pears
8 oranges
broccoli tops
3 heads of romaine lettuce
8 plum tomatoes
bananas 5 lbs
_________$19.50 USD


All natural
Turkey Tenderloins 1 lb
chicken breasts 3.4 lbs
_________$9.67 USD

whole grain, oat bagels
_________$2.99 USD

colby cheese sticks
_________$2.99 USD

Final total: $35.15


How did I do it? I have this cool store near me called Produce Junction, the produce comes in preset lbs but its very inexpensive.

The meat I got on sale at Shop Rite and the same with the cheese and bagels. I look for sales each week.

betsy2013 01-07-2013 10:42 AM

Great job on your shopping. I don't have mine broken down, but I do have a bad habit of shopping for convenience rather than price; i.e., go to one store and do it all. The only exception is in the summer when the farmer's markets are open.....but that's more like an outing with side benefits!

Aileen 01-11-2013 02:52 PM

WOW!

Food is much cheaper where you are than here.

I also spend about $30-40 a week on food, but that's without meat or dairy.

thewalrus0 01-14-2013 06:51 PM

I spend roughly $50 a week on food.

But I also tend to get organic packaged products which cost an arm and a leg, like organic prepacked pizza crusts are personal size and I spend $5 for two of them. I also have to buy the cheese and the sauce.

I don't mind though. I just have to watch how often I decide to eat out. Sometimes I'm just staring at my kitchen shelf thinking "I don't want any of this..." and I either go out and get something or I get really creative...

fidotornado 01-14-2013 09:47 PM

About 80AUD

HeatherEljohari 01-20-2013 11:18 AM

You guys are better than me. Although I shop for 3 people, I generally spend about $100 a week {sometimes more}. We go to Shop rite, Aldis, Produce Junction, mainly.

merilung 01-20-2013 11:33 AM

I shop for 2 people and spend $150+/wk

Crystall 02-25-2013 06:34 PM

4 people @ approx $150. Probably $50 is my "share"

jennybee 02-27-2013 07:18 AM

My partner and I usually spend around $100 (AUD) one week, then $60 or so the next. Most of it on fresh fruit and veg, but we buy a lot of organic packaged stuff which jacks up the price! We don't eat meat though.

I am jealous of everyone managing to only spend $30 a week!

bluesapphire 03-21-2013 03:42 PM

i do most of my shopping at aldi's. everything is not organic, but their produce is so cheap!

IanG 03-21-2013 04:45 PM

My family food bill used to be about $300 before I went on my diet.

Since I am eating less, the bill is now about $200-250.

elvislover324 03-21-2013 04:49 PM

Ours still runs about $100-$150 a week for 2 adults but the categories sure are different! Much more falls under "produce" and "dairy" than "grocery". Grocery means doritos, soda, cookies, bagels, etc.!

People say it's so much more expensive to eat healthy. In our case, now that we have it down, it's actually the same or cheaper in some respects. No more takeout and/or delivery which is $20 minimum no matter what we ordered.

bluesapphire 03-21-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by elvislover324 (Post 4676963)
Ours still runs about $100-$150 a week for 2 adults but the categories sure are different! Much more falls under "produce" and "dairy" than "grocery". Grocery means doritos, soda, cookies, bagels, etc.!

People say it's so much more expensive to eat healthy. In our case, now that we have it down, it's actually the same or cheaper in some respects. No more takeout and/or delivery which is $20 minimum no matter what we ordered.

good point. I don't think most people think of eating out when they think about their grocery bill. but they should.

Suzanne 3FC 03-22-2013 12:10 PM

I spend $30 to $40 a week for one person. I buy lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, and a few staple ingredients, like soy sauce, that I can't make from scratch. I also buy kimchi and tofu, but I'm getting ready to attempt both from scratch to reduce my bill.

reanbean 03-29-2013 01:15 PM

I spend about $125 for two adults.

But I buy everything on the dirty dozen list organic (celery, green pepper, tomatoes, apples grapes, lettuce, carrots, etc.). And I juice TONS of lettuce varieties every week!

The dirty dozen:


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