For the next 10-15 days we’re going to be talking about our latest project…
That’s right guys, Sarah and I are on a mission to tighten up our budget a little bit because our last months credit card bill had more than $1,300 in groceries charged on it!
Wow, we knew we spent a pretty penny on eating healthy
…I mean it is our passion after all – but maybe this is a wee bit excessive!
Now I know what you may be thinking….
“but guys why try and save money on what is perhaps the most important thing you could be spending money on, right?!”
…Don’t worry. We understand :), especially since we haven’t always eaten this way.
Take me, for example. 3 years ago I was on a mission to only spent $400 a month on food for us. This meant lot’s of processed foods and weekly trips to Costco. Believe it or not, but I ALWAYS hesitated buying produce because it cost more and had LESS calories. This is the epitome of the Standard American Diet, and it’s in stark contrast to how Sarah and I approach food these days. Today, we buy so much fresh produce it may have seemed ridiculous back in the day.
So here we are, spending more than 3 times what we use to on food. I’m not convinced we need to spend this much on food to feel our best so my goal is for us to get our monthly food budget down to $900.
This isn’t going to be easy for us.
What can you expect from a couple of Foodies & Recipe Creators? To be honest, we’ve become somewhat numb to the costs of food since we shop everyday and only want the best for our bodies. When we want a new shiny ingredient, we almost immediately justify buying it! We definitely have some room for improvement :).
We’re not going to bombard you with food cost breakdowns and extreme saving tips that will leave us all hungry and malnourished. But for the next couple weeks we’re going to explore some new strategies for heightening spending consciousness at the grocery store.
My brain is already overflowing with ideas, and I can’t wait to share this journey with you guys. Stay tuned for updates as we get started!