Download Your Week Of Eating In Spending Tracker

Making your own food is a great way to save money. There are so many examples of how making your own food is way less expensive (and less wasteful in terms of extra packaging) than buying the food pre-made or pre-packaged. Eating in restaurants can get very pricey, so to that end, the Huffington Post is trying to make it easy for you to keep track of your expenditures during the Week Of Eating In challenge, which starts February 22nd.

Just Use THIS SPREADSHEET to help you budget. Download the spreadsheet by going to File > Download As > Excel/PDF

First, use the spreadsheet to record how much you spend on each meal during a week where you eat normally. Then, use the spreadsheet to record how much you spend in a week when you participate in the challenge.

When the week is over, you should send your report back to us -- submissions@huffingtonpost.com -- so we can crunch the numbers. We're hoping to report on the average savings of eating in rather than going to a restaurant. Sign up for the week using the form below, and let your friends know about the week of eating in using the pledge tool below.