I had a really, really full workday yesterday, so Jesse offered to go to the grocery store last night for me. He went to ALDI and spent $61.57. (Have you read my Open Letter to ALDI?)
Our Grocery Budget
We currently budget $125 per week for groceries for our family of 5. This does not include eating out once a week (we budget separately for that).
We also get some of our expensive groceries and personal products (such as makeup) via Amazon using credit earned from Swagbucks + we get the majority of our household products (cleaners, toothpaste, detergent, etc.) via credit earned from Grove.
We only spent $61.57, which leaves me wiggle room to buy more markdowns at Kroger if I have time to swing by there later this week to see if they have some great markdowns. If I don’t have time or they don’t have good markdowns, I’ll roll over the extra $$ to next week.
Here’s what we bought:
ALDI Shopping Trip
- Mandarins — $3.99
- Sweet potatoes — $0.99
- Organic Mixed Green — $2.49
- Organic Arugula x 2 — $2.49 each
- Spring Mix — $1.99
- Frozen Sweet corn — $0.95
- Granny Smith Apples — $2.99
- Tomatoes — $1.49
- Frozen blueberries — $2.19
- Salad dressing mix — $0.49
- Blackberries x 3 — $1.99 each
- Avocados x 2 — $0.99 each
- Strawberries x 2 — $2.49 each
- Lettuce — $1.99
- Cottage cheese — $1.99
- Cucumbers x 5 — $0.49
- Milk — $1.39
- Kidney beans x 4 — $0.79 each
- Pineapple — $0.99
- Peppers — $2.99
- Beef broth — $1.39
- Cheddar cheese x 2 — $1.89 each
- Diced tomatoes — $0.49
- Total with tax — $61.57 (Plus, don’t forget that when you shop at ALDI — or any grocery store — you can upload your receipt to Yaarlo & earned a little cashback for doing so. If you haven’t signed up with Yaarlo, use my coupon code MONEYSAVINGMOM when you sign up to earn more.)
This Week’s Menu Plan
Interested in what we’re eating this week? You can see our menu plan for this week here. I plan our menu based upon what we already have on hand, so I didn’t have to buy every single item needed to make everything on our menu.
Struggling with menu planning? Check out this post on How to Be a Meal Planning Mama.