I’ve always prided myself on being pretty money-savvy when it comes to food. I love grocery shopping, cook most meals at home, prep work lunches, and rarely buy fancy ingredients. While I don’t set a grocery budget, the amount I spend is generally pretty low.
Or so I thought.
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Each time I use my bank card, however, my phone pops up with a judgmental handy notification telling me how much of my hard-earned money I have spent that month.
In January, it told me I had spent over $450 on groceries. FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. On GROCERIES.
To try to ease up the impact on both my bank balance and my conscience, I decided to spend one whole working week living off only the food that I already have in my kitchen.
Zero grocery shopping, zero meals out, zero spending.
Here’s what I did
I excitedly began by emptying everything out of the cupboard. And let me tell you, for somebody who doesn’t keep frozen meals stockpiled in the freezer and generally has ‘no food in the house’ at the end of each week, I had SO MUCH MORE than I expected.