Last week I spent about $15. I mostly shop for myself but some of the food I share. I bought 2 whole chickens, a head of cauliflower, 1.5 pounds of turnips, celery, onion.
I cooked each of the chickens on the stove making a chicken soup which I shared. For 2 chickens I used the onion, half of my celery, pepper, and a couple seasoning I already had and some water.
I made some mashed turnips, steamed cauliflower, and mashed cauliflower, and celery sticks for my vegetables. Since I am the only one eating vegetables I have to be careful not to over buy and have some go bad.
This week I spent $12. I bought 3 lbs of ground beef, cauliflower (guess I am in the mood for cauliflower), celery, onion, mushroom, and spinach.
My meals look like spinach salad, maybe a paleo shepards pie, meat with sauteed onions and celery, some of the ground beef cooked with a can of no salt added stewed tomatoes that I have. And of course leftovers.
When I buy strictly organic my shopping is more expensive. I try to look at the store adds and figure out what store is the best overall value for the week and be realistic about how much I will use. I prefer having to pick up a couple things during the week instead of wasting food.