I can’t remember the last time I spent more at Kroger than Aldi!
I think a lot of it was their Buy 5, Save $5 Mega Sale. There were a few items I wanted to get that we were low on, and some of these thing weren’t available at Aldi. However, I messed up at Kroger and I’m not sure how. I grabbed the wrong deodorant and didn’t get that extra $5 taken off, so I had to take those 5 items back after I dropped off Allison at school to get it straightened out. Normally I wouldn’t mind, but I’m definitely going back for 5 dollars!
A few new items I’m trying this week:
- Johnsonville turkey sausage links: Aldi doesn’t have these, and the turkey sausage patties at Kroger are $7 so I thought I’d try these for a breakfast-for-dinner.
- The Laughing Cow cheese: I’ve realized that I need to start giving Allison more variety, because she’s not eating anything anymore. I figured if I switched things up a little and made her food look pretty, she’ll be more willing to eat!
- Epic bars: Think of these like beef jerky, but much softer. I’ve only tried the Sriracha Chicken and when I saw I could get them for $1.50 each, I had to buy a couple more!
Dinners are simple this week because I had low energy when planning; and I had a few things in the pantry that were left from previous weeks. Here’s what I bought and what we’re eating:
Note: I grabbed the wrong deodorant (Speedstick) that wasn’t part of the Buy 5, Save $5, so I messed up this order. I went back and replaced it with another Secret deodorant and got $4.03 back in cash, which went toward the blueberries below. Confused? Don’t worry, so am I.
Kroger kettle chips: Free from Free Friday Download
Whole wheat rolls: $.69 on clearance, my favorite!
6 Dannon Light and Fit yogurts: $.69 each, marked down
2 Epic bars: $2.00 each, used $1.00/2 digital coupon. I got one for free once and loved it, but will only buy them when they’re on sale!
Colgate Kids toothpaste: $1.00
Lady Speedstick deodorant: $1.59, supposed to be part of the B5S5 but wasn’t.
Secret Deodorant: $2.49, used $1.00/1 digital coupon. Part of the B5S5 so should have been $1.49.
Johnsonville breakfast turkey sausage links: $3.49
Irish Spring soap: $3.99, part of the B5S5 so should have been $2.99.
Gevalia coffee: $4.99, part of the B5S5 so should have been $3.99.
Veggie straws: $2.29
Vanilla yogurt smoothie: $1.00. Allison wanted this for some reason.
Pizza sauce: $.99
Mission Street Taco tortillas: $1.99. I love these, they’re so cute!
3 boxes candy: $1.00 each. Part of a movie night we had Friday!
Laughing Cow cheese wedges: $2.99, part of the B5S5 so should have been $1.99.
Total: $42.55, then received $4.03 back in cash from a refund
Bananas, 4.01 pounds: $1.52
Yellow squash: $1.49
Green bell peppers: $1.29
Fresh broccoli: $1.29
Tub of Greek yogurt: $3.49
Yogurt tubes: $1.55
Shredded lettuce: $1.29
Ranch dressing mix: $.49
2 packages strawberries: $1.49 each
Diced tomatoes: $.45
Olive oil: $2.49
Cream cheese: $.79
4 bags frozen blueberries, 10-ounces: $1.00 each. I’ve been buying these until blueberries are in season because these are much cheaper!
Total: $4.00- was taken out of the Kroger bill as I got a $4.00 refund in cash.
Weekly Total: $68.99
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Chicken spaghetti* (Using leftover sauce from my Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan last week), frozen veggies*
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili, rice*, Bread Machine Breadsticks
Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, toast*, fruit
Tacos (Ground beef*, cheese*, onion*, salsa*, lettuce, bell peppers, maybe black beans if I remember to cook them in my slow cooker)
American Red Beans and Rice* (Didn’t make this a few weeks ago), zucchini/squash blend
Pizza quesadillas (Pepperoni*, mushrooms, spinach, jalapenos*), fruit, leftover breadsticks
Yogurt, fruit, granola if I decide to make some
Frozen sausage patties* on English muffins* with cheese*
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.