I have a family of one. (I'm not counting dog food).
Last month I spent almost $400 on groceries and food. I'm going to try to keep it at $200 this month (I may have to go above for Thanksgiving since I"m in charge of pies, but I'll count that separately).
I've taken an inventory of my freezer and pantry, and I'm pretty set for all staples, lots of rice, beans, pasta, tomato sauce, frozen veggies.
I took $100 out of the bank to get me through the 15th, and here's what I've spent so far, all locally grown/raised:
2 dozen eggs, chicken & duck: 5.00
1 rabbit, 4 pounds: 13.00
Farmstand, veggies & pesto: 20.00
Need to buy: coffee (10.00), carrots (5), peanut butter (6), onions (4), celery (2), nuts (7) = 34.00. Bringing the total to $72.00.
The key for me will be bringing my lunch everyday to work, and leaving the debit card at home so I don't feel tempted to run into Whole Foods on my way home from work. I shop at WF, Trader Joes and a farmstand, so I don't do coupons.
I'm going to try to prepare some mini homemade frozen pizzas with pesto, arugula, onions, some parm. for those nights I just want to make something quick.
My downfall seems to be not being prepared so I just buy something or get takeout. And cheese - it's expensive and I eat too much of it if it's here, so no cheese except parm. which lasts a long time and I don't eat it plain.