I can’t believe we’re leaving for Florida this week!
We’re going on a week-long vacation for Christmas and I’m so excited. Because of this, my shopping trip is a little more bare. I have an overage, plus I bought some stuff to add to the pantry/freezer. Our dinners are simple and make enough leftovers that it’ll last us until we leave.
My mission this week: To use up as much stuff in my fridge as we can. It’ll be tough, especially after my family Christmas this past weekend (AKA tons of food), but we’ll soldier through. Someone’s gotta eat all the sweets!
I went a little crazy at Meijer too, but only because I knew we had extra money. And I can’t pass up clearance snack bars. Never. 50 cents per Larabar is such a good deal! Here’s my shopping trip this week and what we’ll be eating:
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
4 loaves bread: $.50 each
1 pack of bagels: $.50
1 pack of pita bread: $.50
Romaine hearts: $1.99
Sliced cheese: $1.79
Greek yogurt: $3.49
Sour cream: $.89
Deli turkey: $2.39
2 dozen eggs: $.47 each
Green bell peppers: $1.49
Rice cakes: $1.49
Shredded hash browns; $1.65
Cream of chicken soup: $.49
Ground beef: $3.19
Bottled water: $2.29
Gum: $.95 (Because I was 30 cents shy of being able to use my coupon!)
Total: $30.62 after a $5.00 coupon I received in the mail
Brown rice: $1.79
Frozen stir fry veggies: Free from a coupon I received in the mail
- Used a $.55/1 coupon I received in the mail
Sugar snap peas: $2.69
Chicken breasts: $8.52
3 boxes Celestial Tea: $1.99 each
- Used $1.00/3 mPerks digital coupon
Cole slaw: $1.25
- Used $.40 off coupon I received in the mail
2 packages strawberries: $1.67 each
6 Pumpkin Pie Larabars: $.50 each, on clearance
Coffee snack bar: $.59, on clearance
2 boxes Nut Butter Filled Clif Bars: $1.73 each, on clearance
Weekly Total: $67.53
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Salsa chicken* (In freezer), rice, lettuce, bell peppers
Egg roll in a bowl, frozen stir fry veggies*
Deli sandwiches, broccoli tots* (In freezer)
Spinach mozzarella egg bake, fruit
Leftovers x2, to get rid of all the food for our trip
Yogurt, granola, fruit
Also made this hash brown casserole for a church brunch yesterday.
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.