FINAL WEEK: $50 in Groceries

(If you’d like to read this challenge from the beginning, please check out:

So sorry for the late post; but I had to finish this chronicle of limiting myself to a budget of $50 a week for groceries. There were ups and downs along the way, but overall I think I discovered a new way of thinking about how I shop– and I found renewed respect for those who make it through with even less to spend on food. I will make sure to donate more to my local food bank after this experiment, every year. If you’re up to the challenge, I highly encourage it– and I hope sharing my experience has at least laid the groundwork for a plan you can use. 🙂

This Week’s Menu:

(Lunches: tuna and mac, a pasta salad)

Monday: N/A

Tuesday: Pantry

Wednesday: Slow-Cooker pork & rice

Thursday: Beans & rice

Friday: amethyst chicken (Chicken cooked in wine with onions)

Saturday: Dinner at a friend’s

Sun: Turkey burgers


Kidney Beans 1.99
Milk 1.99
Cereal 5.00
Bottle water 2.99
Ground turkey 3.21
Cheddar Cheese 2.49
Crushed Tomatoes 3.00
Sweet relish 1.49
Hamburger buns 1.99
Chicken thighs 6.71
Celery 1.29
Onions 1.69

 Grand Total:                                                                                                                              $33.84


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