So I saw this article on Yahoo a while back that said eating healthy isnt actually more expensive..well whoever wrote that article LIED. Our grocery bill used to be $300-$350 a month (we are a family of 3). Even with that bill we ate pretty healthy.
But I have since made the following changes
-No more lunch meat sandwiches for lunch (trying to avoid the nitrites and sodium). So we replaced that with meals I make to last 3-4 days.
-We dont buy any processed foods of any sort, no box meals or anything. The only thing I buy that comes in a box is organic cereal (cascadian farms) or Annie's organic mac & cheese.
-We buy a lot more vegetables and fruit for just snacking.
-We buy a lot of greek yogurt which is pretty expensive in itself.
-We buy more premium cuts of meat instead of the cheap stuff and we dont buy ground beef anymore, we buy white ground turkey in place of it.
-I make everything homemade for every meal so that definitely gets expensive. We also eat at home for every meal..we rarely eat out.
So this has turned out $350 a month grocery bill into $600. For THREE people... I feel like this is excessive. I want to continue to feed my family this way because we all seem healthier and have more energy but I need to find a way to cut down costs...anyone have ANY suggestions??
We take advantage of shopping at the commissary on base so we dont shop on the economy..I dont even want to know what that bill would look like.
I also try to take advantage of coupons when I can but most of the stuff we buy is meat, dairy or produce and there arent coupons for that so it really doesnt help much :(
What is your grocery bill monthly and for how many people?
ETA: The $600 includes non-food items like paper towels, toilet paper, toiletries etc.