I decided to go ahead and use up the remainder of my $450 for the month. Some/much of this I will be using next month.
Here's what I got:
Health Food Store
3 dozen eggs $3.35/dozen
2 half-gallons Organic Valley milk $4.89 each
huge bag of gf oatmeal $9.51
Udi's bread (the kind with millet/chia) $5.49 (had a 1.50 coupon for this one!)
2 pkg of pastured ground beef $5.35 and $5.89
Total came to $44.56
3 cheeses @ 2/$3
La Creme coffee creamer marked down to .79
package of whole wheat tortillas for the kids $2.69 (bummed that they don't carry ones w/o partially hydrogenated oils)
4 bags frozen broccoli $1/ea
1 bag frozen peas (son #1 will be thrilled) $1
Rice Chex $3.99
ground beef $3.05 and $3.16
2 heads lettuce $1.28 ea
bulb of garlic $.56
bag of onions $1.99
3# bag of tangelos $2.99
-2.50 store coupon
Total came to $28.78
So....from last shopping trip, I had $72.99 to work with.
$72.99 - $44.56 - 28.78 = -$.35
Ok, I went over. Should have not gotten that impulse coffee creamer, huh?
But, it's pretty close, and I can almost say I did it! I don't plan on another trip to the store before the end of the month.
With my oats, I can now make next month's GF granola. With the Chex, I can make another batch or two of GF Chex mix (I still have some GF pretzels from earlier this month). I suppose I could have waited until next month to get these things, but it's rainy today and I feel like turning on the oven and making something! :)