Frugal Foodie Mama: My $15 Seven Day Grocery Budget Challenge

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My $15 Seven Day Grocery Budget Challenge

With a move to a new home happening in a few weeks and the extra costs that said move will incur, money will be a little tighter this month.  I have been challenged by my husband.  To keep the grocery budget under $15 for all of next week.  Yes, groceries for three people including a teenage boy.  For seven days- This Friday to next Friday.  Under $15.
Oh, I accept. ;)

This will call for a major pantry and freezer raiding.  I will be taking inventory of what I already have on hand later this afternoon.  Then I will try to plan my menu for next week accordingly.  Obviously, a $15 food budget for a week is not something that can be realistically done every week.  I have a feeling that I will be left with a very decimated pantry by next Friday.  But fortunately, next Friday is payday, and I can then replenish my pantry supplies.  

Please follow along with me for the next seven days to see if I own this food budget challenge.  Anyone have any pointers or recipe ideas that they would like to throw my way? ;)  


  1. Beans (the dry ones) and cornbread are one of my extremely cheap and yummy go-to meals. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  2. Oh I'm looking forward to reading about this challenge to see how you do!

    Dry beans are always a good resource.

  3. This is the third time beans has been suggested. See, I love beans. My son and husband? Not so much. So, somehow I have to meet this challenge WITHOUT beans. ;) Hmmmmm....

  4. Wow! That is quite the challenge. We can't even buy lunch meat/cheese/bread/milk for the week for under $15!!! Good luck!


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