It’s been kind of a crazy month and a half around here and this blog fell to the wayside. For a long time I had zero desire to create any new recipes, favoring making a lot of my favorites from the site that we never tire of, but I’m back!
Technically this isn’t a recipe post, but it is a new weekly series that will be appearing on the blog for the foreseeable future. Eating well for less than $100 a month per person is 100% possible and it isn’t all Kraft Dinner, rice and Mr. Noodles ramen packages. That’s a lie, we do eat rice. But not weekly, and not in heaps.
Nobody that’s ever heard what I spend on groceries for Mark and I to eat every month understands how I spend so little but we eat so well. I don’t make our bread, I don’t make everything from scratch, most of the time I don’t even cook my own beans from dry because I’m lazy AF, but I do usually spend $200/month (CAD… most things I buy here can be cheaper or the same in the States. It depends on your area. We actually live in a pretty expensive city) or less for all of our meals, snacks/desserts.
We eat fresh and sometimes frozen fruits and vegetables, grain, meat (including steak), fish, nuts, chocolate, cookies, beans, desserts, chips, tacos, bacon, etc. Aka we eat normally. But we don’t spend an arm and a leg. Instead we save that money for doing things together/with friends. Where it really counts.
I get asked a lot how I manage to do it, so I’ve decided to start a weekly recap that includes what I bought, how much I spent and how we used the food. Some weeks I’ll spend more, other weeks I’ll spend less. It all evens out. There’s definitely times where I go slightly over the $200 in the month, but there’s also been times I’ve spent $170. The point here is spending as little as possible to still eat well and have money left over for more important and fun things.
Excited? COOL ME TOO!
I have a couple recipes coming out next but at the end of next week I’ll have the first weekly recap up.
Have a great week lovelies!