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Weekly Shopping and Menu 8-1-16

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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: 8-1-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Oh boy, what a weekend! I got back from a mini-vacation this weekend (post upcoming), and actually did all my meal planning early yesterday morning. I usually do all that on Thursdays, then do my shopping on Saturdays, but since we were gone, I had to wait until Sunday to see Aldi’s ad to get a good idea of prices. And because I was in a rush to get things done, I was over budget by almost 3 dollars. Oops.

I have a simple menu this week, though. We had to buy a couple non-food items, so dinners are going to be cheap and easy. Not always a bad thing! Here’s what I got 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: 8-1-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

Wheat flour: $2.39
Sponges: $2.49
3 bags frozen vegetables: $1.00 each
2 boxes of plastic baggies: $1.00 each

Total: $10.21


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: 8-1-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Bananas: $2.13
Strawberries: $1.69
Grapes: $1.58
Bell peppers: $.69
Tomato paste: $.39
Greek yogurt: $3.49
Crushed tomatoes: $.95
Applesauce: $1.89
Spinach: $1.79
Oats: $2.39
2 dozen eggs: $.69 each
Zucchini: $1.59

Total: $19.96
Weekly Total: $33.73. Not pictured were 2 gallons of milk at Wal Mart, $1.79 each.


 Menu

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

Dinner

Pasta* and sauce*, frozen broccoli
Lentil Sloppy Joes* (Lentils in pantry, buns in freezer), frozen corn
Pancakes, scrambled eggs
Boxed macaroni and cheese* mixed with ground beef*, grapes
Almond butter* and honey* sandwiches (Making own bread), banana
Zucchini black bean and rice skillet* (Black beans in freezer), grapes
Leftovers

Breakfast

Spinach and mozzarella egg bake* (Cheese in freezer)

Allison’s Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast: Zucchini banana muffins, scrambled eggs
Lunch: Yogurt with pureed strawberries, string cheese*, banana, pretzel sticks*

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

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