27. 02. 2012

I’ve finalised our grocery spending for February and I’m (very) pleased to report that we spent £152.90. Yes, it’s over my budget of £150, but wow! This is the lowest my grocery spending has EVER been for a month and I can’t quite believe it. It can be done. Yay! Can you tell how pleased I am? We can eat healthily and keep to a fairly tight (for us) budget. Now to see what we can do in March. :)

On our menu this week:

Just six meals this week as we’re out for a family dinner on Saturday night.
For further menu planning ideas please visit I’m an Organizing Junkie
Grocery plans for March are to make a month long meal plan, do one big supermarket shop (for a cupboard and freezer refill) and then make 3/4 smaller grocery runs throughout the month. I’m setting the budget at £185 to allow for the longer month and the extra entertaining I will be doing (family visits).
Have you closed out your February grocery budget yet? If so, how did you do?

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In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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17 Responses to “Wrapping Up February Grocery Spending & Menu Plan Monday”

  1. sue15cat says:

    A brilliant end to the month for you, it really does help planning menus in advance, as I’m finding out now!!

    Sue xx

  2. Juhli says:

    Congratulations! It is hard to keep spending down in this area once I work through what is in the pantry and freezer as it all has to be replace eventually. Good luck in March and I am interested to hear how you like planning a month of menus and doing a giant shop.

  3. Lena says:

    Awesome, great job on having the least spending month!! We are pretty much done with our February grocery budget too. Just need to pick up a gallon of milk tonight, and we are all set.

  4. Maureen says:

    Well done that was an extremely tight budget to stick too.
    But menu planning is such a huge help, I’ll need to get right onto mine…..

  5. Donna says:

    Can you tell me more about Fish Pie?

  6. ~Carla~ says:

    Well done!! :) I hope to do much better next month!

  7. Scarlet says:

    I was £5.35 over, coming in at £105.35 for the 3 of us. I found that menu planning for the month made it much easier too. It’s comforting to know that even on a tight budget you have all you need to feed yourself for a month.

  8. declutterer says:

    That’s an amazing effort!