Mr. BFS and I have instigated the Great Food Fight of 2013 to stay on track since we tend to go a little food crazy. We are aiming to spend $500 or less every month. That sounds really high for 2 people (because it is, lol), but we enjoy eating out with friends and cooking for them at home. So it is what it is.
Food Expenditures from January 13 – February 12, 2013
In order to track our spending without logging into our credit card account every day, we keep a running tally on a sheet of paper stuck to our refrigerator. Between the two of us (and by double checking ourselves by logging in to our credit cards), we write down every food expense diligently throughout the month. It’s not the prettiest method ever, but it works great to keep our eyes on the prize.
Let’s see how we did…
I forgot how hard it is to get back on a plan, lol.
Eating Out – $321.86
Groceries – $174.44
That comes to $496.30 total.
Yay! We ate out more than I was hoping, but that’s what happens when you meet at restaurants twice a week to hang out with friends and play test developing board games. Meetup groups are awesome, but we may have to eat before we leave at least on the days that we have time before hand…
What We’ve Been Eating
Mr. BFS and I have started adding some healthier options to our diet (like carrots as snacks) but generally were not very healthy this month…
- Chicken tortilla soup
- Value Menu Items
- Frozen pizzas
- Chicken breasts
- Green beans
- Fruit and yogurt
Overall, yay! At least we stayed under $500. I believe we are actually shooting for $450 or less for February through March…let’s see.
Did you hit any specific goals lately? How is your food budget coming along?