The arrival of a new baby tends to zap all the time you used to have to cook a decadent meal. That’s why we asked a self-described “foodie” California couple to chronicle how they manage food expenses with a six-month-old baby. Here, how they netted out.
Day 1: Friday
8 a.m. I wake up to an email about our monthly charge for Door Dash, a food delivery app that I’ve come to rely on ever since I went on maternity leave. The fee gives us special discounts and free delivery benefits. To us, it’s worth it…right now. Total Spent: $9.99
11 a.m. We make a run to Trader Joe’s at least once a week for basics—salad ingredients, fruit, eggs, milk, snacks. We’ve also started to up our avocado quantity since our son started solids. Total Spent: $94.19