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amother




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Post Mon, May 23 2022, 10:27 am
We eat Chalav Israel and fresh fruits and vegetables. Other than that nothing fancy but I spent about 250 a week at least. My kids are 6,5,3 years, and 9 months. How much do you spend on groceries?
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 10:34 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
We eat Chalav Israel and fresh fruits and vegetables. Other than that nothing fancy but I spent about 250 a week at least. My kids are 6,5,3 years, and 9 months. How much do you spend on groceries?

I just did grocery shopping for the week- groceries only, no fruits/vegetables or meat, and it came to $200.
Mine are 15-6
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amother




Chicory
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 10:58 am
We spend about $300 a week family of 5. Groceries are so expensive lately.
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amother




Pumpkin
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 11:02 am
I used to spend on a family of 2 100 or less a week. now its between 120-175
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amother




OP
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 12:07 pm
amother [ Pumpkin ] wrote:
I used to spend on a family of 2 100 or less a week. now its between 120-175

When it was just my husband and I we spent less than 100 too
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amother




Petunia
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 12:10 pm
I spend the same as you for a family of 4, including CY formula.
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amother




Eggplant
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 4:47 pm
Our family is much larger and we spend closer to 700$ a week it is crazy and we are not buying any fancy foods or meats.
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amother




Leaf
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 4:49 pm
Family of 9, spending 600 a week. Also not buying anything very fancy
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amother




Burgundy
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 4:51 pm
uhm I spend about 180$ a week its just me dh and a baby.
how are u spending 200 for a family of 6?

we dont eat meat every night.
I spend maybe 20$ a week on meat
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amother




DarkCyan
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 4:54 pm
amother [ Burgundy ] wrote:
uhm I spend about 180$ a week its just me dh and a baby.
how are u spending 200 for a family of 6?

we dont eat meat every night.
I spend maybe 20$ a week on meat

Just speculating but you probably do one stop shopping, oh those cookies look good type.
If saving money is important you learn to look for sales, buy in bulk from costco, learn which stores have cheaper whatever and make 2 or 3 runs a week.
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amother




Lemonlime
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 4:54 pm
We are family of 8
Older Kids get lunch in school
$300-400. No ready made or takeout food. Lots of fruit and veggies. Chicken. Salmon for Shabbos.
3 stores weekly:
cheapest for chicken and salmon.
One with best sales - get what’s on list from sale items only
Rest of items shop at store that typically has best everyday prices.

Once a month Costco
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amother




Latte
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 5:09 pm
We spend over 300 a week and have 2 kids TMI

My husband is expensive to feed because he works out and eats healthy so he needs alot of protein and veggies. And my kids aren't babies.
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amother




Burgundy
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 5:11 pm
amother [ DarkCyan ] wrote:
Just speculating but you probably do one stop shopping, oh those cookies look good type.
If saving money is important you learn to look for sales, buy in bulk from costco, learn which stores have cheaper whatever and make 2 or 3 runs a week.


I actually dont buy any snacks or cookies
fruits, veggies, meat, eggs, milk, yogurt

I do shop in one store on sunday bc I have the baby with me. I spent 180$ on sunday which doesnt include shabbat
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amother




DarkCyan
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 5:14 pm
My point is if you're shopping within a budget you learn to make it work by making multiple stops, buying on sale, cooking x instead of y if x is on sale this week etc. Very different from deciding what you want then going out and getting it.
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Happiness1




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 5:16 pm
I spend about $200 a week for groceries, family of 6, kids ranging from 6-12.
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amother




Kiwi
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 5:20 pm
Happiness1 wrote:
I spend about $200 a week for groceries, family of 6, kids ranging from 6-12.

How do you spend so little? My kids are ahed baby through 10. My kids are pretty picky and I don't eat everything. I spend anywhere between 2:50 and 500 a week. This does not include my Costco shopping.
I do need to make lunch and snack for myself, DH, and three kids.
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amother




Brass
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 6:15 pm
Depends how much your kids eat and what they eat. Our grocery bill is going up because my kids finally started eating protein and veggies TMI it was a lot cheaper when they just ate cereal and pasta.
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amother




Magenta
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 6:20 pm
We spend between 150-200 a week at Walmart, including groceries (lots of produce) and paper goods. That's for three meals a day for a family of six. And another 50- 80 a week at a kosher supermarket for dairy (minimal) and meat/ chicken and a few random things.
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amother




Geranium
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 6:33 pm
I am shocked by all these responses! We’re a family of 6 and I’m spending a minimum of 600 a week on all groceries. And I’ve checked in with friends with the same family sizes and they’re spending the same.
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amother




Outerspace
 

Post Mon, May 23 2022, 6:45 pm
amother [ Geranium ] wrote:
I am shocked by all these responses! We’re a family of 6 and I’m spending a minimum of 600 a week on all groceries. And I’ve checked in with friends with the same family sizes and they’re spending the same.


Were a family of 7 and id say our monthly food bill is around 1500. I cook all meals from scratch, make homemade dips and challahs ect. so this is without buying any ready made foods. Oh and we do a big meat/chicken order twice a year that carries us for several months so minus that a bit/
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