Today is the start of my $27 budget challenge. I will be using only those $27, plus whatever was in my kitchen to begin with to feed ourselves (my husband and myself) for the entire week. I purposely waited until we were running quite low on food before I started this challenge, just so the results would be more fair.A new blog post will be posted each morning this week to update you on the last day’s meals. So be sure to come back each day this week to have a look.This budget is only for two adults. Also, this is just my experience and my interpretation of how to eat on such a limited budget. It will be different for everyone.
You’ll notice that quite a few of my meals will include ham. That’s because I snagged an incredible deal on a bone-in ham and still have a few cups of diced/shaved ham stored away in the freezer.
A few ground rules I’ve set for myself.
– No coupons.
– Once the budget is spent, that’s it. No more trips to the grocery store.
– Items that remained in the freezer, fridge and pantry before the challenge may be used throughout the challenge.
– The meals don’t have to be extravagant.
My Cheap Grocery List
Here’s my shopping list. In total I spent $27.13
Well that’s all for the first day’s meals. Not very exciting, I know. But day one is over and went well – we didn’t feel deprived of anything. I’m hoping we’ll be able to say the same towards the end of the week.
Stop by tomorrow to read the next post in this series.