Wow, this was a busy shopping weekend!
I don’t normally shop at so many stores but each place had something I could only get there. Like my Nutpods creamer at Kroger, and discounted bread at the Entenmann’s Outlet. Next week should be fairly normal!
Speaking of, this week is my last week of Whole30 re-introduction! I’ll be re-introducing dairy on Tuesday, and gluten on Friday. Maybe one of those will tell me why my face keeps breaking out. If not, I’ll be seeing a doctor to finally get things figured out. This means that my grocery shopping SHOULD go back to normal next week!
So if you remember, I had said earlier in the month that we budgeted an extra $35 this month to go toward groceries. Whole30 CAN be done on a budget, but you eat a lot more meat than normal so your spending may automatically go up just because of that. We’ve allowed ourselves a small buffer, which we used part of this week.
I was also recently made aware of a discount grocery store that just opened up in the next town! It’s one of those stores that sells almost-expired or just-expired foods, including refrigerated and frozen foods. From the pictures I’ve seen on Facebook, I’m now super pumped to check it out! I plan to go this week, so you’ll get a full report on next week’s shopping post.
Here’s what I was able to buy:
Entenmann’s Bakery Outlet
2 loaves Sara Lee Artesano- $.50 each
2 packages Thomas English muffins: $.50 each
2 packages Thomas mini bagels: $.50 each
Total: $3.00. Most of this is going in the freezer!
Maple syrup: $10.28
Quart-sized freezer bags: $11.58
Total: FREE thanks to a gift card from Swagbucks!
11 rolls ground turkey: $1.00 each, got one free from the 10 for $10
Wholly Guacamole (Not pictured): $3.19
Fresh jalapenos: $.26
Cottage cheese cup: $.99
Coconut milk: $2.19
- Used a $.50/1 Meijer coupon from the mail
Aidell’s chicken sausages: $4.49
5 bags frozen veggies: $1.00 each
- Used $.50/1 Meijer coupon from the mail
3 boxes Crystal Light: $1.00 each
- Used $1.25/3 Meijer coupon from the mail
2 packages mushrooms: $1.00 each, got one free from the 10 for $10
Greek yogurt cup: $1.00
Total: $32.36. Also received 390 points for Fetch Rewards from Bonuses from the Crystal Light! Click here to sign up and use code PV2QH, and we’ll both receive 2,000 points when you scan your first receipt!
18-count eggs (Not pictured): $.88
Club mini crackers: $.99 from the 2-day sale
Nutpods creamer: $3.79
Bag of clearance apples: $.99
3 dozen eggs: $.59 each
Hot sauce: $.85
Almond milk: $1.69
Juice boxes: $1.99
4 cans tomato paste: $.39 each
Tub of vanilla Greek yogurt: $3.49
Tomato sauce: $.25
2 packages zucchini: $1.39 each
Red potatoes, 5-pound bag: $1.29
Romaine hearts: $1.99
Tortilla chips: $.89
Guacamole mini cups: $3.29
2 broccoli crowns: $1.69 each
Bananas, 2.84 pounds: $1.25
Grapes, 2.93 pounds: $3.49
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Green bell peppers: $1.99
Total: $37.86 after a $5.00 off coupon
Weekly Total: $79.87. $5.92 of this is from our Grocery Overflow fund from this month.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
White Chicken Chili
Egg Roll in a Bowl (Using shredded broccoli stalks from the freezer instead of coleslaw mix)
Whole30 Pizza Bowl using Slow Cooker Pizza Sauce (Re-introducing dairy this day so I’ll be adding mozzarella cheese*)
Chicken* burrito bowls (Lettuce, bell peppers, salsa, guacamole, rice* for John, potatoes for me)
Chicken sausages with roasted potatoes and broccoli
Pancakes (Leftovers for me)
Spaghetti and meatballs with Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce* (Re-introducing gluten this day)
Sausage patties* on English muffins
Mini bagels with butter, scrambled eggs (For Allison)
Eggs and veggies (For me)
DIY yogurt parfaits (Vanilla Greek yogurt, Honey Vanilla Granola, strawberries, peanuts, sprinkles*), peanut butter crackers
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
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.