Weekly Shopping Tally: $181.35
Basically, I found such great deals on organic meat I could not help but pick up several weeks worth. I decided I’d cut back on buying bread and baked goods for the week by baking them myself being I already have the ingredients at home.
Keeping a closer eye on the family’s eating patterns will help plan out the week. For example, I know we go through 6 – 8 litres of milk in a week depending on how much cereal the kids mow through. Baking and random hot chocolate binges also dip into the milk reserve.
I avoid purchasing 2 bags (8 litres) of milk at a time for fear of spoilage. At a cost of $7.99 to $9.99 for 4 litres – basically double the price of regular milk – I’m willing to hit the stores twice a week to ensure I have fresh product. I’ve also done my homework (more on this later) so I know where the best price is close to home.
Best Price: $7.99 / 4 litres @ Longo’s.
Anita Marie – @OrganicExpert