I am excited to participate again in Project: Food Budget. This will be the second time I participated and this is a perfect time for it. As a family, my wife and I sat down with our daughters to write out a menu and then to put together the grocery list together. Our idea is that our girls will prepare at least 2 meals a week (1 each) and that they are involved more in the menu planning.
Emily wrote a great eBook “Eat More, Spend Less” that provides great ideas for food budgeting and some tools that are very useful.
The goals that we have set for our family are as follows:
1) To eat more healthy meals
2) Bring kids into menu planning and hopefully have them experiment on new foods
3) Eat out less
Every week, I will post an update on how we are doing with our budget. This first week was little high because of some of the basic staples that we needed to restock. Our first step is to commit to meal planning every Sunday with our girls and shop from the menu. Then we will monitor how much we spend and see how we can lower our weekly food cost.
So, with that. Here is our week 1 menu:
Monday – Spaghetti & Meatballs
Tuesday – Salisbury Steak
Wednesday – Chicken Breast
Thursday – Post Roast
Friday – Breakfast for dinner (eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries)
Spent: $270 (had to restock some basic staples) Saturday we will be at Slide The City! and Sunday we we use up leftovers.
Thanks for reading, here are some other blogs that are participating in Project: Food Budget. Do you want to join?
- Emily Levenson
- McGinnis and Bean
- Red Pen Mama
- Erra Creations
- Eryn Says…
- Seeking White Space
- Gardening in High Heels
- Melissa Firman
- Copy & Post
- Rachel Olive Miller