Dec 122014
Weekly Savings Linky friday finals

This week I’ve come to the realization that we need to spend a little extra on groceries each week to fill our grocery budget up with more anti-inflammatory, nutrient-rich foods, especially since we will be picking up some specialty items at specialty stores such as Trader Joe’s. Thankfully, we can still get most of what we need between ALDI and Publix, but I want to be able to add a few extras into our family’s diet, and of course the kids still need all the food that they’ve been eaten, so it is not like we can just cut another part of the grocery budget.

Still, if I am able to keep our weekly grocery budget below $85 on average for our family of six, I think we are still doing pretty good.


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I spent $35.30 at Publix

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I spent $49.96 at ALDI

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I spent $0 at ThredUp (Not included in total)

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The Frugality Is Free Family’s Weekly Totals


Weekly Grocery Spendings for our Family of 6 $101.31

Weekly Grocery Savings for our Family of 6 $94.83

Clothing & Extras Spendings $2.10

Clothing & Extras Savings $23.34

Weekly Spendings For A Family of 6 $103.41

Weekly Savings For A Family of 6 $118.17








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  4 Responses to “Friday Finals at the Weekly Savings Linky – Increasing The Grocery Budget!”

  1. Increasing to $85 is not that bad at all for 6 of you. When I increased us a few months back it took some stress off of me honestly. I was stuck at a lower number for so long it became more difficult, now that I increased it I find Im way under my original budget amount.

    • Jenn, I agree. I was stuck on an unrealistic amount for our family of six I think, especially since we have fast growing boys, who can empty the fridge over a weekend. I hope it will take a little stress off to increase the amount, and perhaps it’s not even enough. I have the feeling that we will get to $100+ within the next couple of years, as our boys become teenagers.

  2. If you’re worried about inflammatory processes, you might want to examine the amount of sugar in your diet. All those “fruit” juices and sweetened cereal are LOADED with sugar. Also, the gluten in crackers, breads and wraps may contribute to inflammation as will the animal fats.

    • Cat you are so right. We have actually taken steps such as switching to whole wheat only when it comes to breads, pasta and brown rice, drinking more water and such. We already dilute the fruit juices for the kids (I don’t drink fruit juice), and we are trying to limit sugar snacks more than in the past. The big thing is really the cereals, because two of my four kids love cereal, but if I buy the sugar free cereals they find ways to add sweetness to it, so I try to stick to semi-sweet cereals instead.

      It is so hard to find that balance between healthy and what the kids want.

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