I’m pretty proud of myself this week. I told John I did a bit of “wizardry” with our grocery list to maximize my savings, and it actually worked! Coupons were used, deals were taken advantage of, it was amazing.
I got these coupons in the mail a couple weeks ago, and usually I don’t spend that much at Kroger. But somehow things kept adding up, and I realized that yes, I CAN actually spend more at Kroger than at Aldi sometimes! So these coupons have really helped, especially during this Whole30.
Speaking of Whole30, tomorrow is day 30! YES! I’m not done yet though, unfortunately. There are still 10 days of re-introduction I need to endure to see what food group is making my skin break out. Wednesday I’m re-introducing legumes while still keeping the rest of my diet Whole30. So I’ll eat some peanut butter, beans, and maybe hummus. Then I eat strictly Whole30 for two days to see how that affects me.
After that will be non-gluten grains. Three days after that, dairy. And three days after that, gluten grains. All told, I’ll officially be finished March 25th. So I still have a ways to go, but at least I’m so much closer to getting answers!
I had said I’ve been shopping at Kroger more… but this coming up weekend, it’s all about Meijer. I saw that ground turkey is on their 10 for $10 sale this week, so I’m heading out today to buy 11 (The 11th one is free). I’m kind of borrowing money from the budget, but a sale like that is so good they’ll sell out fast so I’m going early!
Here are the awesome deals I scored this week:
2 packages zucchini: $1.39 each
Chicken breasts: $10.38, was $1.89 a pound
Frozen sausage patties: $5.29
3 rolls ground turkey: $1.99 each
Green bell peppers: $1.99
2 packages mushrooms: $1.39 each
2 packages broccoli: $1.69 each
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
Cooking spray: $1.49
Bananas, 2.87 pounds: $1.26
Cashews/Walnuts/Macadamia Nuts: $4.99
2 bags spinach: $1.19 each
Total: $46.86 after a $5.00 off coupon
2 bags frozen stir fry veggies: $1.39 each
2 cartons 18-count eggs: $.88 each
Used $.40/1 digital coupon
Fresh jalapenos: $.50
Applegate Farm deli turkey: $4.49
Used $1.00/1 printable coupon
Baby carrot snack packs: $.99
Box of Larabars: $4.49
Used 2 $1.00/1 digital coupons; somehow both were taken off!
3 Kids RXBars: $.59 each, on clearance
Used $1.00/1 digital coupon I didn’t know I had!
Reeses/Hershey bar: Free from Free Friday Download
8 cans of tuna: $.50 each, a really good price!
Green cury paste: $2.99
Used $.50/1 digital coupon
Sweet potatoes, 3.03 pounds: $3.00. Aldi was out so I had to spend extra here.
Bag of clearance apples: $.99
Coffee Mate creamer: $3.49
Used $1.25/1 printable coupon
Nutpods creamer: $3.79. Glad I found it here; it’s cheaper than Amazon!
Used $1.00 off Natural Foods digital coupon
Light olive oil: $4.99. Disappointed, because Aldi sold it a couple weeks ago for $2.49 but now they’re gone.
Coconut milk: $1.59
Hot sauce: $.89
Total: $28.34 after a $4.00 off coupon and using a $10.00 gift card.
Weekly Total: $75.20. Also received $1.60 back in Ibotta rebates and 550 points from Fetch Rewards! Click here to sign up and use the code PV2QH and we’ll both receive 2,000 points when you sign up!
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Small group, making this cornbread in muffin tins
Taco frittata (Ground turkey, bell peppers, onion*, jalapenos)
Tuna patties, roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli
(Re-introducing legumes) Red Beans and Rice, applesauce (I’m using zoodles instead of rice)
Green chicken curry (Coconut milk, green curry paste, 2 bags of stir fry veggies)
Pancakes (Leftovers for me)
(Re-introducing non-gluten grains) Meatballs, frozen veggies*, Macaroni and Cheese* (Making quinoa* for myself as my grain)
Sausage patties and sliced cheese* on English muffins
Eggs, ground turkey, and veggies for me
Pancakes/waffles for Allison (Lots in the freezer)
Salami, string cheese, blackberries, Graham crackers*, Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip* (Chickpeas in pantry, modifying the recipe a bit)
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!