My biggish shop this week cost me $270 and I realised that rarely is our weekly shop under $200 now and more often it's $250 - 300. That's thanks to the addition of our dd to our family - she eats a lot now and needs nappies/etc. I'm also doing more washing and there's more dishes too. It really adds up. We do buy a bit too much prepackaged stuff, but our lives are busy and eating healthy is important, so for now while I'm busy and seriously sleep deprived we accept that as a 'necessary evil'.