Can I just say that I’m amazed at how well eating for only $30 a week is going? Granted, we started out with a freezer full of dinners, but seriously, I’ve been buying tons of produce and other essentials and we’re still under budget. While we were at Aldi, I just kept putting stuff in our cart that wasn’t on the list but looked good, or was on sale, and I was still under what I budgeted. I don’t understand the math of it all, but somehow it worked. Let’s see what I got for $30 this week!
Some of you already know, but for those that don’t, we’re budgeting $30 a week for a short period of time until John finds a job. We have dinners in the freezer so it’s not technically eating for $30 a week YET, but when it gets to that point, this will look a lot different. I just wanted to clear that up!
Chocolate chips: $7.98
String cheese: $8.48
Total: FREE, thanks to a gift card from Swagbucks!
4 bags Riceland brown rice: $1.12 each. They were originally $1.40 (Still great price!) but Big Lots was having a sale, 20% off your entire purchase. We use rice every week, so we’re good for awhile!
8 cans Red Gold diced tomatoes: $.49 each, part of Buy 10 Save $5.00 deal
- Used 2 $.80/4 Kroger digital coupons
- Final Cost: $.29 each
2 bottles Sweet Baby Ray’s: $.99 each, part of Buy 10 Save $5.00 deal
Total: $5.30. I didn’t need any of this, but I used diced tomatoes a lot and knew I’d use them, and $.29 is a killer price!
Sausage roll: $1.99
2 packages strawberries: $1.69 each
Vanilla extract: $2.49
2 bags baby carrots: $.49 each
Baby shampoo: $.99. I’d been paying 6-8 dollars for Aveeno, seriously. Gonna give this brand a try!
Baking powder: $.99
Dijon mustard: $.99
Salad mix: $.99
Weekly Total: $36.44
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Side items: Roasted potatoes*, mashed potatoes*, roasted baby carrots, zucchini, salad, strawberries
Quesadillas with cheese and refried beans*
Chicken sausage hot dogs* (Making own buns)
Allison’s Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast: Oatmeal* with peanut butter*, strawberries
Lunch: Cheese quesadilla, banana
What’s on your menu this week? Share with us in the comments!
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