The tracker I uses goes for Jan 1st to the 31st. So even though we only get paid once a month around the 15th. We will be running the grocery budget by month instead of half months.
I set the budget for Jan at $420 with the goal to come in closer to $250.
Shelf costs of food bought $437.19
coupons $ 14.13
total savings $208.68 (47.73 %)
Out of pocket $228.51
30 % is fresh produce, 50 % is dairy and the other 15% is a mix of ingredients for special meals,5 % junk food as I also bought Daughter 2 pepsi since it was on sale.
Out of this amount I spent in Jan ,$160 I just spent the 31st for the month of Feb.
SO I decided to set Feb budget for $250.
Potato Leek Casoncelli with Walnut Pesto
1 year ago