Groceries = holy CRA*

Monday, August 04, 2008

So in order to get my family on track, I printed a week's menu & grocery list from the SP site. and I shopped pretty faithfully to what was on the list. There were only a few other items - laundry soap, toothpaste, some extra snacks for my 5 year old (very few).

My cart was full but not any more so than my usual grocery shopping, although usually I shop for 2 weeks at a time and this time I shopped for only one week.

and then i got to the check out . . . and i got the bill. Holy FREAKing Crap! My grocery bill was $305. THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS! FOR A WEEK!

how in the world is anyone supposed to eat right when it costs taht much? talk about sticker shock!!!! but I am trying to follow as much as i can from the menu I printed out. Next week I will just stick to our normal type menu and just try to keep the portions down.

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    I almost always enter my own foods into the nutrition tracker instead of going by what's suggested. It's just a lot easier for me, especially since I'm cooking for two teens that don't need to lose weight. But I do make sure that I stay within the guidelines for the recommended amounts that spark gives us. It really is terrible that it costs so much to eat right.

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    4593 days ago
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    Yeah, I will not be using the pre-set menus after this. and frankly i noticed that the preset menus from SP includes very little milk/dairy products.

    but OUCH anyway!

    thanks for your comments! emoticon
    4593 days ago
    I think I would pass out if my grocery bill was $305. I guess it depends on what items are considered pantry items and can be used for more than a week. I try to plan my menus with 2 meat, 1 starch, 2 veggies, 3 fruit, 2 dairy each day. You'll be able to reduce the food spending I'm sure. It
    takes a lot of patience and trial and error. Good luck.
    4594 days ago
    It is a big eye opener for sure. That's one of the reasons I started to manually enter the foods that I normally buy (CHEAPER) and create my own meal plan. It's more work but less money.
    4594 days ago
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