Lots of stores done this week! I don’t typically visit 6 different places, but each store had something I wanted so I visited just a couple stores each day. We’re eating pretty simple meals this week, a lot of stuff coming from our freezer, so I had extra money to play around with.
I noticed something interesting after I shopped the first few stores and took pictures. As I looked through my photos, all I saw were candy, snack bars, ice cream, desserts… I looked like an addict! Then as the weekend progressed, I saw the rest was filled with vegetables, fruit, and other nutritionally-packed items. I thought back to Friday’s post- Is it cheaper to eat healthy?– and felt much better because I knew what I had was perfectly balanced, and healthy for us. We might eat a lot of snacks, but the fruits and vegetables make up for it! Here’s everything we bought this week:
Entenmann’s Bakery Outlet
6 packages Thomas English muffins: $.50 each. These all went in the freezer.
Chalk: $3.99, on clearance
Gatorade bar: Free with Free Friday Download
2 pints of Halo Top: $3.99 each after Mega Sale
- Used 2 $2.00/1 coupons that printed from the register
- Final Cost: $1.99 each
Airheads: Free after Free Friday Download
3 boxes Larabars: $3.49 each after Mega Sale
- Used 2 $1.00/2 printable coupons, plus one $1.00/1 Kroger digital coupon
- Final Cost: $2.49 each
Salted caramel brownies: $2.49, on clearance. Putting these in the freezer for future late-night desserts!
2 boxes ZonePerfect bars: $2.49 each, on clearance
Trident gum: $2.49
Bell peppers: 3 for $2.00
Multi-colored peppers: $2.99
Cottage cheese: $1.79
2 cans crushed tomatoes: $.79 each
Pita chips: $1.99
4 containers strawberries: $.99 each
Rice cakes: $1.49
Splenda packets: $1.29
5 cups yogurt: $.33 each
2 dozen eggs: $.47 each
Shredded mozzarella: $11.56
Maple syrup: $9.98
Paper towels: $16.76
Total: $14.43 after a gift card from Swagbucks!
Weekly Total: $79.88 (Had some overage from last week, and still do)
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Hot dogs* (Meat and buns in freezer), sweet potato fries
Baked sweet potatoes with buffalo chicken, frozen broccoli*, fruit
Veggie spaghetti with meatballs*
Chicken fajitas, fruit
Pizza calzones (using my bread machine pizza dough), fruit
Scrambled eggs with veggies, banana
Bacon and egg cups
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!