Disclaimer: I’m not a dietitian, nutritionist, coupon queen, financial advisor, etc. I’m just a mom, wife, friend, and fitness enthusiasts trying to live a healthy life without breaking the bank. Who’s with me!?
This is the ultimate goal, right? Eat all the healthy foods without spending your whole paycheck? Well, my goal for 2018 was to cut our food budget in half. I hate to admit it, but we were spending roughly $1,000 a month and there’s only three of us! In January I was on a mission to save some money and while I didn’t stay under the set budget of $500 I learned a lot along the way. February was better and although again I didn’t stay under $500 for the month I saved roughly $300. I feel good about February because I was able to stock up on meat and other freezer items. With that said, March is going to be our month to stay under the $500 budget without sacrificing a healthy diet.
So here’s the thing — by making these small shopping habits over time you’ll start to see the savings really add up.
You can also cut coupons, but I usually don’t find coupons for items I want. I just keep an eye on the sale ads and stock up when things are cheap.
BTW, I should note why I’m trying to cut our bill. Straight up principle. People say it’s too expensive to eat healthily and I’m up for the challenge to provide them wrong. I love a good challenge and it’s not like I’m busy or anything. HA
Do you have a food budget?