For a family of 2 adults and a teen female. we spend about 700. a month. We eat a well balance meal, meat, potatoes or pasta,vegetable,bread,dessert. The meat can range from liver to lamb. And the dessert can range from cookies and ice cream to tiramisu. I use coupons and watch sales. Walmart does not double coupons....Your local grocery is the best in price and quality. We also buy our lunches. Hope this helps. I think the biggest thing is make a menu and a list. and follow them. this will help you to eat better also. Have you ever had one of those times when you were at the grocery on the way home from work because you didn't know what to have for dinner. yup.