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30. 08. 2014

Grocery haul! Here’s what I purchased on Thursday to complete my grocery spending for August.

GROCERY HAUL

I also bought 4 cans of soup, black pepper, garlic granules and a loaf of bread. I changed our menu plan for this weekend – we’re now having pulled pork burritos and subs over the two days as I bought a slow cooker. I can’t wait to get using it! The leg joint was £6.44, but it should do us for a lot of meals.

I spent in total £47.62.

Receipt breakdown:
- £2.00 Soup x 4 cans
- £2.50 Black Pepper
- £1.00 Chopped Garlic
- £1.10 Seafood Sauce
- £1.00 Milk
- £3.00 Yogurts x 8
- £4.00 Butter x 2
- £1.10 Sour Cream
- £1.50 New Potatoes
- £1.00 Bananas
- £1.00 Red Onions
- £2.00 Organic Grapes
- £1.00 Spinach
- £0.69 Broccoli
- £2.50 Organic Apples x 5
- £1.70 Portabello Mushrooms
- £1.50 Peppers x 3
- £0.00 Organic Spring Onions (Free with offer)
- £1.00 Rolls x 8
- £1.35 Loaf
- £0.70 Naan x 2
- £3.75 Frozen Salmon x 6
- £2.49 Prawns
- £3.30 Bacon
- £6.44 Pork Joint

I just scraped in on my grocery budget this month, but we’ve eaten out a lot. Must do better in September!

August Grocery Budget: £214.06/£216.00

How did your grocery spending go in August? Are you under or over budget?

15. 08. 2014

Purchased this week:

GROCERY HAUL 20

This week I spent £36.33.

Receipt Breakdown:
- £3.00 Pasta Sauce x 2
- £0.62 Baked Beans
- £0.93 Egg Noodles
- £1.59 Popcorn x 2
- £1.00 Milk
- £2.46 Yogurt x 2
- £1.00 Sour Cream
- £2.35 Eggs x 6
- £1.30 Croissants
- £7.50 Chicken (800g)
- £0.61 Bananas
- £0.85 Baking Potatoes
- £1.65 Mushrooms
- £0.19 Red Onion
- £0.69 Cucumber
- £1.19 Salad Leaves
- £2.00 Grapes
- £3.00 Apples
- £1.20 Wraps
- £3.20 Personal Items

This weekend I’m going to cook up all the chicken – there’s enough there to make us 6 meals (3 x curry/3 x fajitas) – and then Monday I’ll be back to menu planning as I’m all over the place without it!

August Grocery Budget: £88.82/£216.00

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07. 08. 2014

I looked back through my blog and my last Grocery Haul post was back in June…….that’ll explain the £378.11 spent in July then!! Of course we were mid move and buying food for my Mum, but it just shows you how much this blog keeps me accountable!

Anyway let’s move on! It’s a new month with a new budget.

Our new monthly grocery budget is £216. I know there’s a lot of debate about how much you should be spending on grocery, but this amount feels about right for our family as we attempt to reduce our reliance on supermarkets for food.

Purchased this week: Farm shop (mainly local food)

local food

This farm shop sells cakes that will blow my budget if I’m not careful!

Supermarket:

supermarket haul

I spent £15.15 at the Farm Shop and £37.34 at the supermarket. A total of £52.49. To compare a few prices the mushrooms were slightly more expensive at the farm, £3.50kg compared to £3.33kg, but the huge bag of spinach was much cheaper. It’ll be interesting to see how the month pans out.

August Grocery Budget: £52.49/£216.00

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