Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Food Budget Update 2011 - April Update

My household food budget remains the same for 2011 - $200 to 225 a month (the extra $25 is for when I find a great deal on protein or other bulk items).  I thought I'd periodically post my expenses throughout the year of 2011 to show that yes, it is possible to eat Paleo on a Budget.

April was an nice quiet month for us.  We are slowly but surely eating our way through the food in the freezer.  I ended up cleaning it out again just to see what was still in there.  That's when I discovered a couple packages of last Christmas' ham in the back.  Oops!  Gotta eat those!

Anyway, here are my April receipts:

You'll notice that there's not a lot of fruit on that list.  That's because we're still eating our way through the box of apples that my friend gave me last month.  The kids will probably finish those off in May so I'll have to start getting inventive about fruit purchases. ;-)

My mom arrives tomorrow for a 10-day long visit.  I'm looking forward to her visit....but man, that's going to play havoc with my $200/month food budget.  I'm having to keep her visit in mind while buying groceries and restock the freezer with protein this last weekend.  I hope she doesn't mind eating a lot of chicken! 

1 comment:

  1. This is so helpful - thanks! I recently discovered paleo/primal...I didn't know there was a name for how we eat;) Since being diagnosed w/ celiac. I had been moving in this direction but struggled w/ the budget...your blog is a big help!


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