Well not really…but I am going to have to watch my food budget for the month. I currently have $11.27 left in the food budget for the month and we still have a whole week left.
I have no fruits for snacks and part of my healthier eating strategy says that I should eat at least one piece of fruit every day. If I go shopping for bananas on the weekend that is surely going to take a chunk out of that $11.27 PLUS I will still need bread and milk.
I guess I could take the fruit money out of the gas budget since I am way under my gas budget…but would you guys and gals hold it against me?
Would I be a Frugal Fraud for using the ‘gas’ money to pay for food since I was obviously careless this month with the food budget?
I do not want to go over my budget in any category but I do want to eat healthy and since I have been under budget for gas every month I think this will not be too bad….as long as I don’t make a habit of it.
It’s tough to eat healthy and cheap. It seems like the healthiest foods—often the fresh fruits and vegis—are more expensive than the processed, cheaper alternatives.
That is very true….I am going to go ahead and get the bananas though.
thanks for the information great food for thought, its amazing how much we don’t want to account for?
Fruits and vegetables have gotten very costly. I walked out of the supermarket last week with 3 onions and 3 tomatoes and paid $10.
heh I think that many people have the same problem from time to time. It’s really difficult to say what things you should resign from… I think that it is really unreasonable to save on your food, though.
I don’t think it would hurt to “borrow” from the gas fund. I can’t think of much you could buy for $11 that would last you that long.
I would definitely pinch it from the gas fund. Just walk to the shop and spend the extra money on your nutrition. It is better for the environment anyway.
I truly would eat more healthy if I could afford it. Seems like everything that’s greasy is cheap like, like burgers and fries.
Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to manage eat healthier food under budget, but try to eat healthy food and also care of your budget.