Healthy Groceries on a Budget

July 25, 2009 by Administrator 

I shared a few months ago that my husband and I were following Dave Ramsey’s “Money Makeover” program. My biggest expenditure has always been groceries. You wouldn’t believe the amount of food 4 girls can put away! So, we have given me a budget of $200 a week.

Well, after studying several couponers and thrifty women online through their blogs, I have been able to get my weekly grocery spending way down. Last week I spent $66 on all our groceries and yesterday I spent $107 plus took my 11 year old daughter out to lunch. Woot!

Here’s a picture of what I got for $107.

All of the toiletry items I actually made money on. They were trial size at 99 cents each and I had $1 off coupons! I was so excited!

I still have a lot to learn, but just like fat loss, take it a day at a time. In just a few months I have learned how to go from spending $400 a week on groceries to $100 and all my purchases are healthy whole foods. I never buy processed junk food.

The Lord has helped me find a discount veggie stand that saves me tons of money. I have been able to freeze a lot of produce for the winter. My garden has also provided a lot of produce (zuchinni is everywhere!).

It’s all about making a choice and I choose to continue to educate myself.

If you have great money saving tips for healthy grocery shopping, please share your comments below.

Coach Angela


5 Responses to “Healthy Groceries on a Budget”

  1. Jennifer on October 24th, 2009 7:18 pm

    Just curious what cuponers did you study? Is there a website?

  2. Sandi on October 26th, 2009 9:53 am

    So, tell us how you did that!

  3. Administrator on October 27th, 2009 10:22 am

    Great questions ladies. There are a couple of blogs that I frequent on a weekly basis to put my grocery list and coupons together.

    That should give you a good start. Happy coupon gathering!

    Coach Angela

  4. Heather L. on October 28th, 2009 4:28 am

    I have been couponing since May of this year and have saved a lot of money! The links that Angela provides above is just the tip of the iceberg! If you look carefully on those blogs, there are other ones that they link to. Also, if you live where there is a Harris Teeter, they have a card that you can get to save you even more. They have many Buy One Get One Free sales and other good deals. Pair that with coupons, and you can save more. Also, they double coupons up to 99 cents daily and some weeks they have super double coupons or triple coupons! Check at your local stores and see what they have to offer!

  5. Misty aka Elvisgirl on October 7th, 2010 7:15 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. My hubby and I did Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. We’ve been budgeting for a year now. Grocery is my worst area (according to Dave’s percentages, my excuse was always that I won’t serve junk). I’m definitely going to check out those websites!

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