Monday, October 19, 2009

$100 for groceries this fortnight - no excuses

This fortnight is going to be a challenge. You see, I want to keep the groceries under $100, including nappies and formula. Considering formula is $36 a fortnight and disposables $17 a packet, that doesn’t leave me with a lot of money. And no, I do not have a lot of meat, or food storage I am going to be using.

You see, I am also trying to get us to eat healthier and more vegetarian meals. I have enough meat for probably 7 meals, chicken, 1 tin of tuna and 500g steak. I have some frozen veg, and tinned veg, lots of dried lentils, barley, chickpeas and mung beans etc...

I would like to use up things we have and replace it with healthier options. We have white flour, white pasta, white rice etc... Whereas I would like wholemeal flour and pasta and either basmati or brown rice.

I figure, I have some disposables, probably enough for each daughter, 1 per day. My 2 year old is day time toilet trained, so only uses a nappy at night and I have MCN’s for my other daughter, which I can use, although it means my husband will not change her nappies. This means I will be able to go the fortnight without buying nappies.

I am really determined to do this, because we have been slack in our savings lately and have something we have to pay off, which for us is rare and I LOATHE being in debt. Looking at our cupboards, fridge and freezer, I am hopeful I will be able to do it, but not 100% sure. Too bad though, because I am going to take out the cash only and have allocated all the rest of the money, which will be gone, so no options!

1 comment:

  1. I really need to start using cash only for groceries... I always blow out otherwise.