Shopping Success!

$30 in hand……

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3 stores….

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1 week of groceries….

This week $30 bought us

1 pumpkin

1 3lb bag of apples

1 half gallon of Almond Breeze almond milk

1 container of spinach

1 bag of shredded cheese

1 packet of gum

1 box of pumpkin spice of tea

1 avocado

1 paper towel roll

1 2lb bag of black beans

1 2lb bag of garbanzo beans

2 boxes of cereal

1 box of biscotti

1 box of FiberOne bars

1 jar of grape jelly

8 containers of 4oz yogurt

1 dozen eggs

1 bag of baby carrots

1 value size bag of ChexMIx

How is this possible?!?

God is good!

Search for those discount grocery stores and stick to the sales at the farmer’s markets.

Each item that we purchased was either on sale or discounted due to expired sale by dates.

Let me be clear…we are not buying spoiled foods…

The perishables we purchase  vary in expiration, but we bought only those that expire within the week that we know will get eaten by that time period.

Packaged snacks and cereals still taste good even if they’re are posted as expired and okay to eat, but make sure to read your local discount grocery’s policies on expiration dates before making any purchases.

Believe me we still run into a few things that do not hold up past their due date..

Like…peanut butter…

Be dedicated to a set amount at each store.

Be dedicated to what you need, look at what you want after you get the necessities.

Luke 14:28-30

New International Version (NIV)

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

Thank you for your time!

God Bless!

Keep an eye out for my crock pot bread recipe and pumpkin goodies!!

-The Foodie

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$30 A Week

Hello fellow foodies!!

Its been a bit since I have been able to blog and I feel like a bad friend who forgets to hold the door open for you after I have already walked in. I enjoy it, its not terribly out of my way to do it, but sometimes I just forget about it.

Newly wedded and jumping into grad school has consumed all of my time..I was wondering when I would have the time to blog. Alas my wonderful hubby suggested blogging a bit more practically. 

Before I was waiting for something to come up for me to make a delicious treat.  As much as I love doing that,its been too hectic to just whip up elaborately thought out desserts.

Therefore I decided to tweak this blog a bit. 

My hubby and have gone through  Financial Peace University. (We recommend it to everyone) We decided to make drastic life changes to get out of debt and into a future of financial peace.

One of the drastic budgets cuts we made we food. (My favorite part of the budget)

We are commited to living on $30 a week and that includes groceries and taxables like toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Each week I plan on posting our success and my recipes that I have created within this margin of money.

God is good and has blessed us so much and we want to share with the world just how much he has in our lives already.

Join me in this journey!

Thanks!

-The Foodie

Coming in Under Budget

After rushing around like a mad hen from 6:35am to 7:00pm, I finally was able to make it to the grocery store last night. I was tired and hungry and very thankful that my fiance had made me a yummy peanut butter sandwhich on one of my blueberry bagels. We bolted into Weis Markets and began a search for his weekly buys and my crazy ingredients. Previously that day, I researched and combined five different recipes online, including the one posted in the comments from TheFrugalGirl :). I came up with my own concotion and was determined to buy all the necessary components under five dollars.

Behold!! Well actually,  I only had enough money to buy 6 large eggs, iodized salt, and applesauce. The oatmeal, honey, and vanialla were items bought previously. Thank Goodness! Some of the vanilla and honies you can buy are a combined total of seven dollars!! I promise to show my math later, but I managed to come in under five dollars. Unfortunately I still did not have enough to get the last two ingredients (raisins (3 dollars per bag!!!) and brown sugar). Due to the lateness of my shopping spree, my fiance kicked me out of his crib before I had any time to bake. He said he had a 5am 6 mile run in the morning…good luck that.  So stay tuned for scoop on the skinny granola bar recipe.

On a lighter note…

I managed to swipe a bagel for breakfast 🙂

Thanks!

The Foodie