When there’s a 10 for $10 sale, I simply can’t resist.
Meijer had one of the best sales in awhile, so I purposely planned cheap meals this week to give myself extra money to stock up! We needed a bunch of little stuff that doesn’t come up every week- like floss and hand soap. I also bought a ton of snacks, because I volunteered at a rest stop for my church’s charity bike ride on Saturday and was there for about 6 hours.
Do you ever have weeks where you run out of everything at once? That was me. I was super low on Downy Unstoppables, John was low on tea and snack bars for work… luckily, I saw that Sam’s Club had an Instant Savings event going on and some of this stuff was included! And I had just redeemed $50 in free gift cards- one from Swagbucks, and one from Fetch Rewards, which is becoming my new favorite app. You just scan the receipt and get points- no hunting around for deals, the app does the work for you! Sign up here and use code PV2QH when signing up and we’ll both receive 2,000 bonus points when you scan your first receipt!
I’m trying a few new recipes like coconut rice, so I’m pretty excited to see how it turns out! Here’s what I bought and what I’m making this week:
Honey Nut Oats: $1.39
Green onions: $.89
Green bell peppers: $1.59
Bananas, 3.87 pounds: $1.47
Spaghetti-os: $.65, Allison wanted to try it!
Greek yogurt: $3.49
Chicken sausages: $2.99
Block of cheese: $1.69
2 cans diced tomatoes: $.45 each
Cooking spray: $1.49
Teriyaki sauce: $1.99
Canned pineapple chunks: $.89
Cottage cheese: $1.79
Allergy medicine: $5.99
2 bottles hand soap: $1.00
2 packages floss: $1.00, got one free from 10 for $10
Coconut milk: $2.39
Ghirardelli squares: $4.19
Strawberries, 2-pound container: $2.47
Chex Mix: $1.00
6 bags frozen veggies: $1.00 each, used a $.25/1 coupon from the mail
2 bottles Coffee Mate creamer, 16-oz: $1.00 each
Nestle Splash bottled water: $1.00
2 boxes straws: $1.00 each
Snack bags: $1.00
Sandwich bags: Free from 10 for $10
3 boxes pasta: $1.00 each
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $1.00
2 beef jerky: $1.00 each
Total: $28.37. Used a $10.00 gift card I had to pay for some of my weekend snacks.
Tortilla chips: $1.50
2 bags imitation crab meat: $2.00 each
4 Clif bars: $.88 each
Deli ham: $2.64
Grapes, 2.2 pounds: $2.16
Sour cream: $1.89
Mandarin oranges: $6.98
Nature Valley granola bars: $9.98
Bigelow tea: $8.98
Downy Unstoppables: $12.48
Peanut butter: $8.98
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Small group- Making Crab Rangoon Dip with tortilla chips
Slow Cooker Jambalaya, fruit
Annie’s mac and cheese* with Nathan’s hot dogs*, frozen peas
Chicken Salad wraps, frozen veggies
Teriyaki chicken bowls (With zucchini, bell peppers, pineapples, broccoli, and Coconut Rice)
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches*, yogurt*, fruit
Homemade pizza with Bread Machine Pizza Dough
Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
Sausage patties* on English muffins*
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.