Its Week 2 of my #cleanseyourlifechallenge!
I have to say - I am really pumped about sticking to a budget. I definitely feel that it's rewarding. I am determined to stick to $500 - I still feel nervous but coming in under budget this week really helped me get a little more excited and hopeful!
We have several things leftover from Week 1, such as eggs and cheese, so this trip was mostly a trip to get produce. I still have some various meats in the freezer so I know that when I have to buy meat, the budget will go up a little bit. Keep in mind that my pantry is pretty well stocked with bulk items so that helps keep the budget down this week.
This Week's Real Food Budget
This week I shopped at Sprout's. I don't live nearby but was close to it because of a doctor's appointment (which I'll write about soon), so I decided to stop in. Here's the breakdown of what I purchased:
Organic corn $3.99 each package (2 packages)
Cotton Candy Grapes $6.38 (a total splurge for my kids)
Cucumbers $.96 (2 count)
Yellow bell pepper $1.50
Orange bell pepper $1.50
Red bell pepper $.98
Organic loose golden beets $1.55
Organic baby carrot bag $1.69 (1 lb.)
Organic kale $1.99
Organic rainbow carrot bag $1.50 (2 lbs.)
Organic red potatoes $4.99 (5 lbs.)
Organic yams $3.99 (3 lbs.)
Organic celery $1.69
Organic cilantro $1.29
Sweet mini peppers $2.99
White onions $1.12 (2 count)
Organic rice cakes $3.58
Coconut cream $1.99 each (2 cans)
Suja juice $3.49
Uncured salami $6.99
Baby food (not pictured - for hungry toddlers!) $3.58 (2 count)
Cinnamon chewing gum $1.29
Week 2 Total: $73.76
Monthly Total So Far: $285.39
(My husband stopped in to the store and spent $11 on two bags of organic tortilla chips, lol)
I am so stoked about that total! I am hoping I got enough and won't need to shop until next week. My last trip lasted me a week and a half. I'm anticipating this will last at least until next Monday but hopefully until Wednesday. I am going to try to stretch food as far as possible. I'm really excited that I have still been able to purchase at least 50% organic food this month!
We have been eating a lot of rice and beans lately but we are all satisfied and happy and best of all full!
See my post HERE for what I plan to feed my family during the month and get a FREE printable download if you'd like! And, don't forget to follow along on Instagram and Facebook where I'll be posting more of my daily journey with this! You can see all of the previous posts in this series by clicking HERE.