For a little while I’ve shared my grocery shopping budgets. I also blogged about it last year (you can read that here). For a while now I’ve been meaning to do a follow up but I keep losing my receipts each fortnight, so that makes it a bit harder to blog about it.
Budget Food Shopping
The good news is that this fortnight I scanned my receipts before I lost them. Yay! Here’s the shop I did on Wednesday 16th for this fortnight.
I tend to do the bulk of my staples-type shopping at Coles these days, because they’re cheaper than Woolies now. What we buy doesn’t really vary a huge deal each fortnight. We have a few things we always buy, like UHT milk and tinned dog food. I bought a heap of meat last fortnight so I didn’t buy much at all this week because the freezer is pretty well stocked.
As we’re in the third week of being sick in my house right now, we put a bit more lazy food in the trolley. Normally we don’t buy frozen chicken pies, frozen pizzas or crumbed chicken strips. But the lazy and tired and sick factor is very high right now so ‘throw in the oven and ignore’ food is getting to be a priority.
As usual, I allocate $20 per week to veggies from our local veggie shop – this also gets us a free dozen eggs. To make it a bit cheaper, we buy the cheap veg from Coles – potatoes, carrots (and onion if needed).
There were a few things that were on sale in Woolies (minced beef, primarily) so I did a small shop there with bits and pieces to fill out meals for the fortnight.
Overall this was a pretty good fortnight as we didn’t need too much.
How much was your most recent grocery shop?