I am really trying to get this food budget under control NOW because it's a huge financial drain on us and it needs to be $500 a month or under!!!
It's just my husband and I, and we shop at health food stores (I do have a 15% discount card because I worked at one and am on "pregnancy leave" because my job involved stocking and lifting stuff all day) and buy almost everything organic, and live in California, where everything is just more expensive. We shop at the farmer's market once a week for produce, but honestly it's not that much cheaper than the store. We eat mostly vegan, no dairy, he eats eggs, fish once or twice a month, and gluten free. I have been trying my hardest to buy NOTHING packaged and make everything from scratch. Right now the only things that we buy packaged is gluten free bread, kombucha, coconut water and raw chocolate. I could make kombucha at home, and raw chocolate too probalby... maybe even the bread- but the ingredients are expensive.
we don't shop at whole foods! we shop at the independent health food stores, I've been nagging my husband to get us a membership at costco because I have friends with similar diets who have no problem finding everything they need there and for way cheaper!!
it's just getting ridiculous spending like $200/week on groceries!!
How much do you spend on groceries per month?
What is your diet like?
Where do you live?
What meals do you make completely from scratch? Do you buy packaged stuff?