When I read other simple and frugal living blogs I am amazed at how successful many people are with cutting their food spending. I’ve got a long way to go I think, but I am making progress. I used to spend £90 a week in the supermarket on the big shop, then maybe another £40 to £50 on other groceries throughout the week. As time has gone on, I’ve got the big shop down to £40 to £50 and the overall total to about £75 for three of us.
This week I’ve spent £33 on groceries which included my veg box at £12.45. I also had £24 in vouchers from the Co-Op which I used for the big supermarket shop. This has been the lowest amount I’ve ever spent on groceries in a week.
I’m hoping to keep the food bill down next week as well as it’s the last week of the month and the money has got to last. We’re going to eat at a friend’s house on Saturday, so I will be spending a bit on some ingredients for a couple of puddings. For our everyday meals, I’ll be using up what we’ve got in the freezer including home made pizza, curry and some mince.
What are your ideas for spending less on food?
Until next time, Tawney.