Brigette’s $65 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

Aldi

1 5-lb bag Baking Potatoes – $1.69

2 2-lb bags Lemons – $3.18, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $2.93

Cabbage – $1.29

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.29

2 3-ct packages Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 2-lb package Red Grapes – $2.38, plus receive $0.25 back from Snap by Groupon – $2.13

3 16-oz bags Baby Carrots – $2.17

2 16-oz packages Ground Turkey – $3.78

1 8-oz can Baking Cocoa – $2.19

2 8-oz cartons Heavy Whipping Cream – $3.78

2 24-oz cartons Cottage Cheese – $4.50

1 package Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 8-oz package Mushrooms – $1.29

1 large bag Kale – $1.99

1 32-oz package Spaghetti – $1.59

1 4-lb bag Oranges – $2.49

2 dozen Eggs – $3.18

1 20-oz package Roma Tomatoes – $1.79 (I was so disappointed they were out of the advertised $0.79 grape tomatoes!)

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

1 gallon Milk – $2.99

1 48-oz carton French Vanilla Ice Cream – $2.49

Total after Rebates: $53.41

Ollie's

Ollie’s

Ollie’s is a discount store right by our house that has a wide variety of discounted items. My husband was taking my children there to pick out some birthday presents for my soon-to-be-one year old, so I asked him to pick up some vanilla for me. Always the over-achiever, this is what he came home with. :)

4 jars (7-oz each) Pure Vanilla Extract

Total: $11.96

Care package

I was super excited that my Mom and youngest sister sent me a care package this week that included these favorites!

Weekly Total: $65.37

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal and Fruit x 3

Scrambled Eggs and Toast x 2 (Veggie Omelettes for me)

THM Pancakes (from the Trim Healthy Mama book)

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Fried Eggs

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches x 2, Grapes, Peppers

Baked Potatoes topped with leftover Chili, Carrot Sticks

Build Your Own Tossed Salad (Romaine, Kale, Assorted Fresh Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs, Sunflower Seeds, Shredded Cheese), Crackers

Macaroni and Cheese, Oranges, Peppers

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti (using ground turkey), Italian Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Ice Cream Pie (Birthday meal for my youngest!)

Chili (using ground turkey), World’s Best Honey Cornbread, Carrot Sticks

Meat Potato Quiche (using turkey bacon that I bought several weeks ago), Green Beans, Oranges

Fried Egg Sandwiches, Smoothies (using a combo of kale, oranges, frozen strawberries, frozen bananas)

Kielbasa with Potatoes, Cabbage and Carrots, Pull Apart Oat Rolls

Chicken Carbonara, Leftover Pull Apart Oat Rolls, Tossed Salad, Steamed Peas

Leftovers

Snacks

Smoothies, Black Bean Brownies, Popcorn, Pumpin Spice Latte (for me)

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Gretchen’s $47 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Whole Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 carton Mushrooms – $1.49

1 pkg (3 per pack) – Zucchini – $1.49

2 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.59 each

1 can Black Beans – $0.59

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 lb Ground Turkey – $1.89

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.69 (I bought these before I went to Green Acres and saw the marked down strawberries.)

2 Grapefruit – $0.59 each

Total with tax ($1.55): $23.18

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2 pkg Strawberries – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 pkg Organic SuperGreens – Marked down to $0.99

Total with tax ($0.23): $3.20

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Dillons

1 Russel Stover Marshmallow Egg – $0.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Juicy Fruit Starburst Gum – $1.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon (These free gum coupons are sure coming in handy as rewards for my Awana girls each week!)

1 Dream Blends Milk – $2.25, used $2/1 printable – $0.25 after coupon

0.60 lbs Broccoli – $1.13

0.63 lbs Tomatoes – $0.81

1 gallon Milk – $2.59, used $0.40 Ibotta rebate – $2.19 after rebate

1 Kroger Sandwich Slims – $1.79

1 pkg Corn Tortillas – $1.77

1 Kroger Greek Yogurt – $3.39

1 Kroger Mouthwash – $1.49, used Free mailer coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $1

0.93 lbs Asparagus – $1.85

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

3 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.50, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.33 each after coupon

Total with tax ($1.44) after coupons and rebate: $21.18

Total for all grocery items: $47.66 

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast & Eggs x 3

Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Orange Juice

10-Minute Stovetop Granola, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Tossed Salad x 2

Fruit/Crackers/Cheese/Veggies x 2

Leftovers, Spinach Smoothies

Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit/Veggies

Sautéed Veggies with Spaghetti Sauce

Dinners

Mexican Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Strawberries

Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad

Veggie and Chicken Stirfry, Oatmeal Muffins

3-Cheese Ziti with Turkey, Steamed Broccoli

Steak Fajita Sandwiches, Grapefruit

Ground Venison Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Cheese Slices

Out to eat

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Gretchen’s $46 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Nature Valley Loaf Bread – $2

1.01 lbs Asparagus – $3.02

1 Sara Lee Cake – $2.99, Used $1/1 printable – $1.99 after coupon (The sale sign said B1G1 Free but it didn’t ring up as that. I’m guessing it was a sign they needed to take down from a previous sale.) :(

1 Thomas English Muffins – $1.59, used $0.40/1 coupon from the 1/11 SmartSource insert – $1.19 after coupon

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.50

1 bag Kroger Spinach – $2.50

1 dozen Eggs – $1.88

1 Simple Truth Almonds – Marked down to $2.79

2 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1 each

1 Kraft Tarter Sauce – $2

0.59 lbs Broccoli – $1.12

2 Tofuti Cuties – Marked down to $0.95 each (I had never tried these before but thought it would be fun. They aren’t too bad!)

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1.94 lbs Bananas – $1.14

2 bunches Lettuce – $0.99 each

2 Pineapple – $1 each

1 Celery – $1.49
I also used a $2/$10 produce coupon Dillons mailed to me.

1 pkg Kroger Chicken Drumsticks – Marked down to $4.43

Mega Sale Items (Buy 6, Get $3 off):

1 Trix Cereal – $1.79, used $1/1 printable (no longer available) – $0.79 after coupon

1 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.79, used $0.75/1 printable – $1.04 after coupon

3 pkg Motts Fruit Snacks – $1.49 each, used 3 $0.50/1 printable – $0.99 each after coupons

1 Kraft Cheese – $1.99, used $0.75/1 printable – $1.24 after coupon

Total with tax ($3.04): $45.57

I also picked up a box of Fisher Boy Fish Sticks from Homeland this week for $0.99 but don’t have a picture of it.

Total for all grocery items: $46.56

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal

Homemade Granola

Egg Muffins

Lunches

Fruit/Veggies/Cheese/Crackers x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Oranges x 2

Cheese Quesadillas & Carrot Sticks

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Fruit

Spinach Smoothies/Tossed Salad

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Steamed Asparagus

Dinner with family

Church Valentine’s Banquet

Salad Bar, Pumpkin Muffins

Fish Sticks, Tossed Salad, Steamed Peas, Pineapple

Chicken Enchiladas, Steamed Asparagus, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti Pie, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Double Fudge Banana Muffins

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Brigette’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Last week I didn’t go grocery shopping as our children were in various stages of the most aggressive and longest stomach virus that has ever hit our family. :( My husband made a couple of “emergency” trips to the store for a few things, sweet friends stopped by with food, and we survived! I didn’t need to buy as much this week since we still have things to use up, but it felt great to get out of the house again. :)

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 Aldi

1 16-oz bag Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.49

2 16-oz  bags Frozen Strawberries – $4.38

2 16-oz packages Frozen Ground Turkey – $3.78

2 3-ct packages Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 bunch Bananas (3.33lbs @ $0.44/lb) – $1.47, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $1.22

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.99

2 3-ct packages Zucchini – $1.98

1 32-oz container Greek Yogurt – $3.89, plus receive $0.50 back from Checkout 51 – $3.39

1 3-ct package Green Peppers – $1.19

1 Dijon Mustard – $0.99

1 8-oz Swiss Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.29

3 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $5.97

2 jars Kosher Baby Dills – $2.58

1 Gallon Milk – $2.99

Total after Rebates: $41.01

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Harris Teeter

I bag Bananas, reduced – $1.00

1 box Honey Nut Cheerios Medley – $2.50, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.00 after coupons

2 boxes Gorton’s Grilled Fish Fillets (B1G1) – $4.29, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.29/2 after coupons

1 32-oz bag Frozen Broccoli – $2.00

1 32-oz bag Frozen Spinach – $2.00

2 8-oz blocks Kraft Pepper Jack Cheese – $5.00, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (NLA, doubled) – $2.00/2 after coupons

2 packages Trans Ocean Crab Classic (B1G1) – $2.99, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.99/2 after coupons

Total: $10.28

Weekly Total: $51.29

Weekly Menu

Breakfasts

Cereal

Trim Healthy Mama Pancakes (I use pumpkin puree in place of the cottage cheese)

Baby Shower Brunch – I am bringing French Breakfast Puffs

Steel Cut Oatmeal and Bananas x 2

Veggie Omelettes for me, Scrambled Eggs and Toast for the Family x 2

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, Mini Sweet Peppers x 2

Potluck Lunch at Church – I am bringing Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes and Upside Down Praline Apple Pie

Build-Your-Own-Tossed-Salad x 2

Baked Potatoes with Pepper Jack Cheese and Steamed Spinach, Bananas

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghizza, Homemade French Bread, Sautéed Zucchini

Dinner at a Friend’s House

Baked Parmesan Tilapia, Steamed Broccoli, Creamy Milk Rice, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Oranges

Taco Salad, Brown Rice, Apple Slices

Chicken Noodle Soup (with homemade noodles), Fresh Veggie Plate, Sliced Cheese and Crackers

Leftovers

Snacks

Greek Yogurt and Strawberries, Smoothies, Popcorn, French Breakfast Puffs

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