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.