Recently I decided that we are going to try the whole envelope budgeting system. I am an out of control debit card user. I have the numbers memorized if that tells you anything. I could use it even if it wasn’t in front of me! :) So to get serious about paying off more debt I figured that I better buckle down! *Note, I have NEVER overdrawn our account for out of control spending. I’ve just never been proactive about paying off debt.*
One thing that has always been a toughie for me is eating healthy vs. saving money. Healthy and cheap are usually not things that you can pull off. Right? I mean, usually the healthiest foods are pretty expensive. Fresh veggies, organic this, organic that, lots of meat and dairy. So because I want to get my spending in check we are trying to eat as healthy as we can but on a budget. Which means that our meals probably have more carbs. Anyone have a solution?! All the recipes can be found on my pinterest food board. Anyway, here is our meal plan for this week:
So our grocery budget this week was $120. We spent $82.43 at Wal-Mart for our weekly grocery trip. Which left us with $37.57. My husband wanted Fire House Subs on the way home so we stopped and got him some lunch which totaled to $10.65. That left us with 26.92. We buy fresh farm eggs from our friends at $2 a dozen. So we set aside $4 for that which then leaves us with 22.92. My husband put the .92 in the kids’ piggy banks which then left us with $22. We will be eating out at Mad Pizza Thursday night for Audrey’s 1st birthday (holy heck where did that year go?!) so I assumed that it will be $8 each for an adult and $6 for Tryp which comes to $22 exactly. :) I’ll let you know if we go over.
So far this system is working out well. What do you have in place to eat healthy and save money?