I typically spend an average of $180/wk on groceries. That’s a lot for an average American family. While quality food simply costs more, I think I can make some improvements.
Lowering Your Grocery Budget has some excellent pointers for reducing costs. For starters I plan to wean myself off coffee/tea and reduce alcohol purchases to once per month. I think we’ll start eating more beans as well. I’ll be sticking to the least expensive produce such as onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, winter squash, and apples. I’ll have to reduce my use of fresh herbs as well (ouch!).