This week’s shopping trip was particularly interesting because I actually did all of it in the same day! I was able to do the two biggest trips while Allison was in school, which definitely helped with both time and sanity. Have you ever noticed how much longer it takes to shop with little helpers?
For this week, you’ll really need to look at the big picture instead of looking at one store and deciding we’re eating only junk food this week. I say this because I looked into my Kroger cart and realized it was nothing but candy and snacks. However, my Aldi cart had the rest of the missing pieces, so it all evened out! Here’s everything I bought this week:
Bubble bath: $2.29
Cough drops: $1.00
- Used $.25/1 coupon I received in the mail
White whole wheat flour: $2.19
Cole slaw mix: $1.00
3 boxes Zone Perfect bars: $3.49 each after Buy 4, Save $4 event
- Used 3 $1.50/1 printable coupons
- Final Cost: $1.99 each
1 box Larabars: $3.49 after Buy 4, Save $4 event
- Used $1.00/1 printable coupon
- Final Cost: $2.49
Clif Kid Z bars: $3.00
- Used $1.50/1 Kroger digital coupon
- Final Cost: $1.50
Horizon crackers: $1.49, on clearance
Yoplait Oui yogurt: Free from Free Friday Download
4 bags Snickers: $1.99 each after Buy 4, Save $4 event- Donating to church
- Used $2.00/3 coupon from newspaper
- Used $1.00/1 Kroger digital coupon
Chobani Smooth yogurt: Free after a Kroger digital coupon
3 Enjoy Life chocolate bars: $1.59 each
- Used $4.00/3 printable coupon
- Final Cost: $.26 each. Submitted for a $3.00 Ibotta rebate, and received a coupon for $2.00 off my next order!
Hormel Compleats dinner: Free from Free Friday Download
Total: $17.18, plus $3.75 back in Ibotta rebates!
Hamburger buns: $.83
2 rolls ground turkey: $1.89 each
Pepperjack cheese block: $1.79
7 cups yogurt: $.35 each
Green bell peppers: $1.49
Romaine lettuce: $1.99
Chicken sausages: $2.99
2 packages strawberries: $.99 each
Crushed tomatoes: $.79
2 dozen eggs: $.47 each
Hot sauce: $1.89
Seasoned salt: $1.79
Turkey pepperoni: $2.19
Baby wipes: $14.86 after Instant Savings. Donating to Allison’s preschool.
Dish tabs: $8.48 after Instant Savings
Dannon Greek yogurt cups: $12.98
Total: $3.33 out of pocket thanks to gift cards from Swagbucks!
Weekly Total: $73.33. I still have a small overage from last week.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Goulash (Adding green peppers)
Taco salad (Ground turkey, black beans*, lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, Pepperjack cheese, guacamole)
BBQ chicken* sandwiches, Cumin Lime Coleslaw
Frittata (Eggs, chicken sausages, spinach, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, cheese*), grapes
Tortilla shell* pizzas (Sauce, pepperoni, cheese*, whatever veggies are left over), grapes
Leftovers x2 (Or pancakes one night)
French toast (With leftover bread from the freezer)
Yogurt, Belvita biscuits*, frozen fruit*
Carrot Banana Bread, crackers*, hummus*, strawberries, string cheese*, yogurt
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.