Post # 31
My family used to always have a cow butchered from my uncles farm, but unfortuantely DH and I don’t have a deep freeze right now. Im pretty sure that’s going to be something we buy on black friday if we can find one, though! And heck YES to Sunday breakfast! Normally if we splurge on going out to eat, we go to this restaurant in town that has an awesome Sunday brunch. I like the breakfast part more, and DH likes the lunch part more so it’s a win/win.
Post # 32
About $150 for 2 of us, but that’s because we both get free meals at work — otherwise we’d easily double that.
Oh also about $40/month on kitty food 🙂
Post # 33
For two of us we spend $350/month. This covers breakfast everyday, lunch for about 6 days and dinner for 5 days. We eat out every Friday and Saturday and tend to have lunch out one day a week. We also do not buy very much meat (DH is vegan). We will in a HCOL area, groceries are significantly more expensive here vs where I grew up.
We then usually spend another $75 on household items like paper products, cleaning supplies, odds and ends.
Post # 34
RobbieAndJuliahaha : browneyedgirl24 :
We are in the neighborhood of 600-800/month on groceries for two of us. DH buys lunch out almost every single day. We go out to dinner or get carry out 2-3x a month.
Most everything we buy gets used up, I don’t typically throw much produce away at the end of the week/month.
Post # 35
Depends on the month. Typically between 4-500 I would say. Family of 3 + a dog (including dog food)
Post # 36
Family of two, expensive urban area, organic etc = $600/month, not including meals out. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t buy all organic all the time, but that’s the way my husband likes it. I imagine our shopping patterns will stay the same once we have kid(s), though I’d like them to be somewhat less fussy than their dad about what they eat — I would be mortified if (as I’ve seen a friend’s kid do!!) they wrinkled their nose at being offered, like, non-organic produce during a playdate. A little precious for my (already precious) tastes.
Post # 37
We spend $400 a month for our family of 3. I make almost all dinners (we eat out 2 or 3 times a month) and lunches too. DH usually takes leftovers while I’m more picky and like to make something I haven’t eaten before 🙂
Post # 38
Probably between $300 and $400.
Post # 39
Approx. 250€ per month for the two of us. I lunch pretty often, he eats out almost every day. We’ll prep lunch for the next weeks because I want to limit the extra expenses to save for our honeymoon 🙂
Post # 40
Honestly I am afraid to check, but I guarantee it’s a lot more than $200 a month. We shop at Whole Foods (closest grocery store) and we are also lazy and eat out or get takeout several times a week. It’s bad.
Post # 41
$700-1000 for a family of 4. That includes household items like paper towels, detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. cause I get it all at Costco or Fred Meyer with the groceries.
Post # 42
My DH is like this, but the opposite! He turns his nose up at a lot of healthier options – the two biggest being ground turkey in place of ground beef, or quiona (or even a quiona rice blend) vs. rice. He’s slowly getting better because he’s realized he’d rather eat the healthier alternatives than have to cook his own separate meals 🙂
not eating out at lunch does help save a lot of money!! I telecommute now, so it’s more convenient for me to eat at home, but when I worked in the office I ate out a lot more. DH also now works in a very remote area so he doens’t have many options to eat out. We’ve saved so much money on not eating out for lunch. Good luck on saving for your honeymoon!
Girl if we had a Whole Foods near us, I’d be in the same boat as well. I looove Whole Foods, but the closest one to us is well over an hour drive.
Post # 43
$600-1200 for a family of 4 with one of the of the kiddos under 1. We do have company over 1-4 times a month and eat locally sourced meat and lots of fresh produce. We live in an expensive area admittedly so many of people’s budgets shared here are unrealistic for us.
Post # 44
We picked like 15 different recipes, purchased the items for them, and prepped them all in one evening in gallon sized freezer bags. Those bags were then labeled with what the recipe was and cooking times and then placed in a freezer so that we could just pull out the meal we wanted to prep the evening before. Because our schedule is pretty hectic (FI works long hours/I’m a full time student) I would usually pop the whole bag into the crockpot before I left in the morning and it would be done by the time I got home.
This isn’t the exact plan but it is similar. http://newleafwellness.biz/2017/03/21/the-ultimate-whole30-slow-cooker-freezer-meal-plan/
Post # 45
Ah I’ve seen some ideas like these on pinterest but I’ve never actually done any of them. Maybe I’ll give it a shot the next time I go to the store. Thanks!