After many monthly fails this month I finally had a success in keeping our monthly food budget at $500 or less! I spent $498.31 with a $1.69 as a remainder. It is a true win! The reason I was successful is my absolute focus, planning and chatting it up with Crafty A, who kept me accountable. I held true to my weekly meal plan so I didn't have to buy that one extra thing for a meal. A common way I am pulled into the supermarket and I never buying just one thing!
As I stated above focus, planning and accountability, but that is not all! Costco's $5 chicken is an amazing buy and every week I bought one. I would take one breast off for lunches, use the other breast for chicken taco's and the remainder chicken for a soup dinner. What a help towards our budget!
Planning ahead truly saves time and keeps you focused!
My focus next month is to keep it at $500 or less!
Do you budget weekly or monthly on food? How do you keep your numbers low while still enjoying healthy meals?