How I Grocery Shop for my family of SIX ONCE a week for LESS than $150!
I make a grocery list, stick to it, and try to go to the store ONCE a week. If you think going to the store 2, 3, 4 times a week is saving you money, I challenge you
to see if you leave the store with MORE than you actually went in for. Once a week shopping eliminates those "impulse" purchases that we "NEED"! Also, I make sure that when I am purchasing items that will spoil within a few days that I use those first to eliminate waste. I always make sure to pick up a few pantry staple goods per week to fill in the gaps where needed for scratch cooking -- flour? breadcrumbs? pasta? I stay away from prepackaged meals - with the exception of a few snacks for the kiddos lunches and snacks.
I LOVE a bargain but I am not a very good at couponing. I tried it once but just couldn't get the hang of it. With that being said, I
I am a foodie at heart and we also try to eat as "clean" as possible, so if I don't keep our food bill under control it can quickly get out of hand! I
For full disclosure: I do shop once a month at Costco to purchase most of our meats, home keeping staples, and some pantry staples. I average around $200 per month for that specific trip and this cost is not included in my weekly grocery budget. Even with that being said a family of six that spends in TOTAL less than $200 in total per week is not that bad! It comes out to about $5 per person per day! That is on the high end too, most days are less.
Our weekly shopping trips very rarely contain meat or home keeping goods (those I get on my Costco trip) and this keeps our weekly budget down.
Check out my video below to see the types of items I purchase on a weekly basis. Not every week is the same but I think that you will find that once you get into a once a weekly grocery shopping routine for YOUR family that eating clean is NOT as overwhelming or costly as some people might think.
From my HOME to yours,