top ten reasons I don't feed our family on $100 a month

October 20, 2013

I truly am in awe at how people save so much money on groceries. I did write a post about saving and splurging when it comes to real food, but I don't think I will ever get close to the numbers some people get. So here is my top ten list on why I will never be able to feed our family of 2.5 on $100 bucks a month (or some other ridiculous low number).

top ten reasons I don't feed my family on $100 a month |

10. Does wine count in the grocery budget?

9. Yes, of course I am going to use the bok choy, kale, beets, turnips, parsnips, ugly fruit, and quince in recipes this week that will end up lasting us the whole month. No, I won't let it go bad...

8.  I'll buy organic granola for little one so she isn't exposed to GMO and pesticides and I'll buy more of the regular granola for me and #1.

7. Look, with this coupon doubled I can get ___________(fill in the blank) free. No thanks. I don't really like to buy food-like substances.

Some suggestions
  • pop tarts
  • cheese whiz
  • chicken nuggets
  • nutri-grain bars
  • margarine
  • anything with soy protein isolate (I isolate that from my diet)
 6. I need a second bottle of wine for using in recipes, honest.

5. When that poor chicken telepathically told me what a horrible life he lived, I had to buy the twice as expensive organic one to support that farm.

4. I can't find my coupon for organic apples...oh wait, it doesn't exist.

3. I remember something in the news about some olive oils being fake but can't remember which one. I'll just buy the most expensive and hope for the best. Should have bought from here.

2. Even a crunchy mom wants some go-to snacks. Let me grab this 2 oz bag of dried blueberries and find out later it is $9.00. (Yes, this happened. I actually did buy this but didn't look at the price. I ended up returning it because there was no way I was going to spend that much on a handful of berries.)

1. One more bottle of wine should be enough for the week. :)

What would be in your top ten?