I'm starting a new strict budget and it is recommended that 5-15% of our monthly income be spent on food including anything we eat out. Well we spent a lot more then that! So I was wondering what other families spend on food a week? Maybe I'm out of touch and really need to tone down my food budget?
We don't really eat out. We have pizza once a week. On Monday when they have specials it is less then $20. We eat lots of organic items. Grass fed meats, cage free chickens, organic fruits and veggies, and organic dairy. The typical healthy diet. We are a family of 5. Dad is not home six days a week, though he has coffee at home and sometimes comes home and eats late at night. So it's me a 8yo, 5yo, and 3yo. We spend at least $300 a week on food. Is this crazy? I refuse to shop at Walmart. Though I do use coupons and shop sales.