Thursday, March 31, 2011

Week 12: Project Food Budget

Week 12 of Reluctant Vegetarian's Project: Food Budget

Goal: $75
Actual: $115.04

$54.89 of this went to stocking up on staples from Trader Joe's. I've priced these items out at other places and, unless there's a crazy sale, have found they're cheapest at Trader Joe's:
  • olive oil (1 liter for $4.99)
  • vegan chocolate chips ($2.29)
  • frozen organic strawberries for smoothies ($1.99)
  • cocoa powder ($2.29)
  • organic maple syrup ($7.99)
  • lemons and limes ($.39 each)
  • bananas ($.19 each)
$60.15 went to these meals for the week:
As always I made my weekly batch of whole wheat bread.

Happy budgeting to my fellow food budgeters!


  1. as far as going over budget, it's not that bad. and i bet since you stocked up on staples, that the next week will be a lot lower.

  2. That's a great price for chocolate chips! Vegan or not. I'd crap if I had to pay that much for olive oil, though. We go through a lot so Costco is my friend there.