When I read other people's blogs, I'm often confused about how they can spend so little on food. Do they buy mac n cheese for 4 for a buck? And then mix in venison (in my neck of the woods this is often a free or low cost meat)? Or do they just not really eat? Do they only drink water? Are they all Extreme Couponers? Secretly on food stamps?
We could eat for $200 for a month but it would mean that we would be eating out of our well-stocked freezer and pantry. We would be limiting milk, fresh fruits, fresh veggies, and cutting out soda completely. We could easier cut our grocery bill in the summer when we can get pretty much all fruits and veggies from our garden.
We usually spend around $550-600 per month and I don't think we could cut our grocery bill to under $500 for more than about a month. We would be running out of too many basics. Our grocery budget does include basic cleaning and paper products.
Do you ever wonder about the very low amount that other bloggers spend on food? Don't you wish you could see what they are eating and what's in their fridge? Am I the only one?
Sidenote: Now that I'm preggers, I find myself buying much more random stuff regularly like mangoes and avocados. Oh well, if I'm wanting good stuff for me, I'm sure not going to hesitate now.