If you read last week’s shopping post, I was hoping you didn’t judge me for all the junk food I bought. This week is much more balanced, especially since we’re not eating out twice this week!
I did make a few of our meals really simple, though. Some of them make a lot of leftovers, and since it’s just John and I eating them (Thanks, picky eater Allison), I wanted a few easy meals that didn’t create leftovers. Like peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been craving a good PB&J recently, and Allison will be totally thrilled that she doesn’t have to try one of my “icky” dinners that night.
I have a large overage this week, too. It’s been over a year of having a $75 weekly budget, and I’m still learning how to fully utilize it. I know I could lower our budget, but right now we’re doing okay financially and some weeks I really do hit close to that $75. Plus, I start my half marathon training this week (Finally!), so I’ll be scarfing down more food than usual. Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
3 bags Crunch bars: $1.98 each
- Used 2 $1.00/2 printable coupons
- Final Cost: $1.48 each
4 bags 3 Musketeers: $1.98 each
- Used $2.00/3 coupon from newspaper
- Used $1.00/1 Kroger digital coupon
Final Cost: $8.86. Donating all of this to church.
Combination lock: $3.99
- Used $.25/1 coupon I received in the mail
- Final Cost: $.24
- Used $.40/1 coupon I received in the mail
- Final Cost: $.99
Jennie-o turkey sausage: $3.29
4 cups Dannon pumpkin pie yogurt: $.88 each
Frozen stir fry veggies: Free from a coupon I received in the mail
Frozen chicken breasts: $7.98, or $1.59/lb
Green onions: $.79
Lemon juice: $1.89
Ground turkey: $1.89
Mini breakfast biscuits: $1.99
Chicken sausage: $2.99
Babybel cheese: $2.69
Red potatoes: $1.49
2 boxes fruit pouches: $1.89 each
Butternut squash: $1.99
Weekly Total: $58.67
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Chicken sausages with roasted potatoes and frozen veggies*
Butternut squash Alfredo pasta, frozen peas*
Egg Roll in a Bowl, rice, grapes
Marinated chicken breasts, Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes, frozen veggies*
Peanut butter and jelly*, banana
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!