Between having lots of friends over and generally being snacky monsters, the general trend for spending at the supermarket has been up-up-up!
My recent change of diet has taken a bit of getting used to but I’m sticking with it, with a bit of a change to make it more of a long-term, sustainable eating plan. Settling into the routine hasn’t been that bad, but I still want to eat all the things. I just don’t believe these people who say they don’t feel hungry any more…
Anyway, straight into it – what was our spending like?
How much we spent on food in April:
Food & drink: £302.81.
Yowie! Well, it seems to be near the top end of our regular spend – I can see that we are hovering somewhere around there each month. It seems very high, until you look at it as spending £10.09 per day on food for three people. That’s £3.36 per day on food per person.
So is that reasonable? There’s not a lot you can do for £3.36 per day, and staying alive seems like pretty good value! Still, I’m not sure where I stand on the frugal food scale… but this is a money-saving blog, so I’m going to keep trying to get it down.
How much we spent on everything else at the supermarket in April:
Household & miscellaneous: £13.17 – lower than March and February, so that’s great.
Cat food & cat litter: £59.51 – much worse than March! These walking furballs are expensive, no doubt about it.
Health items: £0. I guess we decided it wasn’t worth getting ill this time!
Grocery cashback received: £0
Our cashback earned from CheckoutSmart will only be counted when it’s paid into the bank, which is still a way off.
Total spend: £375.49
Our grocery spending – April 2019 results and goals
A rise from the month before, good grief! No point in crowing about how repentant I am though, as I know that May is not going to be much better – I’ll tell you why in a bit.
Goals for April:
So for April, I just want to get back to February’s levels, seeing as the school holidays has unleashed my son’s incredible snacking power.My goal for April
Ok, so I didn’t get back to February’s levels.
My keto diet lasted longer than I thought it would, but I couldn’t carry on forever. It was misery-inducing. However, I’m persisting with cutting out bread and refined sugar, which I find to be achievable, even though it’s a bit of a challenge. Bread just doesn’t agree with me, even though I love it – talk about a one-sided relationship.
My goals for May? Well, forget about it, because my mother’s visiting and she’s on a particular plant-based diet that has called for buying in a whole fridge-full of new ingredients. But I don’t care folks, she’s worth it.
Stick around to see what May’s spending looks like!