Grocery Shopping and Meal Plan – June 13

I went a little bit off plan this week. I totally forgot to make a meal plan before going to the store, so I decided to just wing it and buy what was on sale. I ended up spending a bit more than normal, but we have a lot of food, and good food. I decided to be creative this week.

Aldi haul:

  • Ground turkey – $3.29
  • Chicken leg quarters – $4.64
  • 3 containers of Greek yogurt – $0.65 each
  • 2 containers of chia Greek yogurt – $0.95 each
  • Turkey sausage – $1.99
  • 4 lbs white sugar – $1.69
  • Brown sugar – $1.29
  • Half gallon of milk – $1.59
  • Avocado – $0.79
  • Grapes – $1.98
  • 5 lbs potatoes – $2.49
  • Cantaloupe – $1.29
  • Bananas – $0.79
  • Asparagus – $1.99
  • Tomato sauce – $0.25
  • Green peppers – $1.49
  • Carrots – $1.19
  • Bacon bits – $1.29
  • Blueberries – $1.49
  • Cashews – $2.99
  • Diced tomatoes – $0.55
  • Chickpeas – $0.65
  • Pomegranate fruit bars – $1.99

Total: $39.56

Shaw’s haul:

  • 2 boxes of granola bars – $2.49 each with $0.50 coupon
  • Jar of mandarin orange sauce – marked down to $1.25
  • English muffins – B1G1
  • Sardines – $0.88
  • Free range eggs – $3 with a $1 coupon
  • Orange juice – $3.49
  • Ground turkey – $2.49
  • Shrimp – $4.99
  • Red pepper – $0.99
  • Lettuce – $0.99
  • Tofu – $1.50
  • Grapes – $1.95
  • Protein snacks – $1.50 and $1.99
  • Garlic kale hummus – $1.99
  • Deli chicken – $4.15
  • Not shown – Pizza pan, frozen pizza and toilet paper

Total: $51.59

Total for the week: $91.15

I didn’t have a plan for the week but buying exclusively on sale, I saved $34 on all of this. While I spent way more than I usually do, a lot of it was stocking up and will save us money in subsequent weeks.

Meal plan:

No meal plan this week. I made shrimp and rice on Sunday night and I plan to make crock pot fried chicken, and possibly an orange stir fry with tofu, turkey burgers and a sausage dish. We’ll see how it all works out.

I planned for healthier snacks this week too. I bought the hummus to go with the carrots, and the eggs to hard boil for snacks. My husband will eat the protein snacks and the granola bars because they’re easy to take to work as well as the grapes.

Resulting meal plan:

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