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Weekly Shopping and Menu 5-2-16

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We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-2-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Click here to read my explanation on how we’re eating for $30 a week!

So, as I looked at the pictures of what I bought this week, I couldn’t help thinking, “Man, we look like fatties.” We really don’t eat junk every day, I promise! John’s birthday is Wednesday, and I wanted to make him an ice cream cake. And then Crystal Light was on sale, which John loves, and I had coupons, so I had to stock up. We’re able to eat out of our pantry and freezer again, and I have lots of frozen veggies, so we really are getting in some healthy stuff, I promise. =) With that being said, here’s what I bought this week.


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-2-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Whipped cream: $.79
Chocolate chip cookies: $1.69
Bananas: $2.07
Mini bagels: $1.99
Grapes: $1.98
Ice cream: $2.49
Hummus: $1.99
Chocolate syrup: $1.49
Eggs: $.89
Cream cheese: $1.69
Oats: $2.39
2 gallons of milk: $1.59 each

Total: $22.64


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-2-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

8 boxes Crystal Light: $.88 each after Buy 5, Save $5

  • Used 4 $1/2 coupons from the newspaper
  • Final Cost: $.38 each

2 packages Jell-O: $.88 each after Buy 5, Save $5
Yeast: $3.89

Total: $5.79. This was after a $3.00 off reward I received last week.
Weekly Total: $28.43


 Menu

Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.

Dinner

Pizza grilled cheese* (Shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, pizza sauce, making own bread), frozen green beans*, grapes
Chicken noodle soup* (We made a dry soup mix at MOPS this week, so all I need to do is add chicken from the freezer), homemade bread
Bean and cheese burritos* (From freezer), frozen corn*
Pasta and meat sauce*, frozen broccoli*
Pancakes, scrambled eggs
Leftovers
Dinner at church

Breakfast

Peanut butter banana oatmeal bake

Allison’s Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast: Peanut butter banana oatmeal bake, scrambled eggs
Lunch: Mini bagels with cream cheese, hummus, banana

What’s on your menu for this week? Share with us in the comments!

Stacie M

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Wow, that's a great deal on crystal light! You are seriously rocking this $30 a week thing. I am using you as an inspiration to knock my food budget down (my husband has to get two extra teeth extracted this month and ugh, that puts a big ol' crunch in our budget). Love these posts!

Jaime

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Thank you! =) I feel bad that this week looks so... horrible, haha, but next week will be better. Good luck!

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