Feeding My Family of Five for a week with only $105 & Another No Spend Challenge


Happy Monday, friends! 

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I am starting a NO SPEND week today! 
I've done a NO Spend month before that you can read about HERE & HERE but never for just a week. 
This month is insane for expenses (thanks wisdom teeth extractions & rep soccer fees) so I thought it would be perfect to start the month off with good financial habits and goals.

Last night, I sat down and ordered all of our groceries needed for the week from Walmart.ca so I could go pick them up today after the gym.
We've been spending way too much money on food each month between groceries and eating out so this month I am challenging our family to only spend $125 a week on groceries instead of our typical $250-$300 a week spends. 

Before I went ahead and ordered our groceries, I took a look at what we already had stocked up in our fridge, freezer and pantry so that I could spend the least amount as possible.
If you don't do this already, DO IT!
It will save you hundreds to shop your pantry before you grocery shop.

I ended up spending a total of $105.33 which leaves me with $19.67 should I need to pick anything up through out the week. 

I had already purchased fruit and veggies later last week, so that really helped me save this week. 



Here is what I purchased at Walmart for $105.33

- Salad Kit
- Tin of Coffee
- Family Size Pack of Oatmeal 
- Chex Cereal
- Fruit Snacks 
- Sugar
- Bacon
- Ground Beef
- French Fries
- Tortillas 
- Pancake Mix 
- Two packs of hot dogs
- Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Two Packs of Salami
- Mortadella 
- Cherry Tomatoes 
- Bananas 


Here are the meals I will be making this week:


Breakfasts:
- Smoothies (already had ingredients in freezer)
- Peanut Butter Protein Balls (already had ingredients at home)
- Cereal
- Oatmeal
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies (already had at home)

Lunches:
- Sandwiches (already had bread frozen at home)
- Homemade Gluten Free Lunchables (already had the crackers and cheese at home)
- Taco Salad (had taco seasoning already)
- School Pizza Lunch
- Leftovers 

(I will add fruit, veggies for sides and the Welches Fruit Snacks I purchased will be for the kids last snack )

Dinners:
- Breakfast For Dinner
(already had eggs & gf pancake mix for Luca)
- Taco Tuesday
- Hot Dogs, Fries & salad
- Italian Sausages (already had at home), homemade potato wedges, frozen veggies (had already)
- Chicken Masala and Rice (had at home already)




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