Brigette’s $72 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Brigette's Shopping Trip

Aldi

2 3-lb bags Pink Lady Apples – $5.98

2 4-ct pkgs Corn on the Cob – $2.98

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

2 3-ct pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 Seedless Watermelon – $3.99

1 32-oz pkg Spaghetti – $1.59

1 4-ct pkg Tomatoes – $1.79

2 1-lb pkgs Ground Turkey – $3.78

1 large bag Kale – $1.99

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.89

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.89

1 2-lb bag Vidalia Onions – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.78, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.53 after rebate

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.19

2 24-oz cartons Cottage Cheese – $4.58

1 jar Salsa – $1.89

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

Total: $43.26

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Farmer’s Mart

1 huge box Oranges, reduced (my 6-yr old informed me there were 75 oranges, to be exact ;)) – $5.00

1 Cabbage ($0.29/lb) – $1.47

Total: $5.47

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Harris Teeter

1 box Tetley Tea – $1.59, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.09 after coupon

2 24-ct pkgs Hefty Plates (B1G) – $2.99, used $1/2 printable – $1.99/2 after coupon

1 pkg Hefty Easy Grip Cups – $1.74, used $0.50/1 Hefty Ultimate Easy Grip Cups, exp. 6/30/15 (RP 03/22/15 R) (doubled), plus receive $1.00 back from Ibotta – $0.26MM after coupon and rebate

1 pkg Chicken Leg Quarters (6.03lbs @ $0.59/lb) – $3.56

5 bottles of assorted Ken’s Salad Dressing (B2G3) – $5.58, used 2 $1/2 Ken’s Dressings, exp. 6/30/15 (SS 05/03/15 R)  – $3.38/5 after coupons

1 large bottle French’s Mustard – $1.44, used $0.75/1 French’s Ketchup, exp. 8/31/15 (SS 05/10/15)(doubled) – FREE after coupons

1 jar Peter Pan Peanut Butter (B1G1) – $1.27, plus receive back $0.30 from Ibotta – $0.97 after coupon and rebate

2 pkgs Sargento Cheese Slices – $5.00, used $0.65/2 Sargento Natural Cheese Slices, exp. 6/28/15 (SS 05/17/15) (doubled) – $3.30/2 after coupons

2 18-ct cartons Eggs – $3.54

2 pks Al Fresco Chicken Sausages (B1G1) – $5.69, used 2 $2.00/1 coupons (emailed to me from signing up here) – $1.69/2 after coupons

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta – $2.69 after rebate

1 32-oz bag Frozen Broccoli – $2.00

Total after coupons, rebates, and tax – $23.25

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CVS

2 boxes Special K Cereal – $5.00, used $1/2 printable, plus receive back $2 ECB – $2.00/2 after coupon and ECB’s

2 Glade Scented Candles – $5.50, used 2 $1/1 Glade Product, exp. 6/14/15 (SS 05/03/15), plus receive back $2 ECB, $0.50 from SavingStar, and $2.00 from Checkout 51 – $1.00MM after coupons and rebates

Used $1.99 in previous ECB’s

Total after rebates and tax:$3.19, plus receive back $4ECB’s

Weekly Total: $70.98

(This total does not include my CVS shopping trip. Since I only shop there every few weeks, spend very little out-of-pocket as I am mostly rolling ECB’s, and buy mostly non-food items like make-up and diapers, I don’t include them in my grocery posts. This week’s trip did include cereal, though, which is why I am posting it. :))

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal with Strawberries (from the freezer) x 2

Cereal x 2

Eggs and Toast x 2

Brown Sugar Twists, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Oranges (Company Breakfast)

Lunches

Baked Sweet Potatoes, Salmon (canned), Veggies with Dip

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Watermelon, Cucumber Slices x 2

Stir-Fried Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs, Oranges x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinner

Hamburgers and Chicken Sausages on the Grill, Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, Watermelon, Corn on the Cob, Raw Veggie Plate with Ranch Dip (Company Dinner)

Chicken Gravy over Brown Rice, Watermelon, Cauliflower Nuggets

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade French Bread (Company Dinner)

Date Night (really excited for a night out with my husband as it has been WAY too long!)

Taco Salad, Oranges, Green Rice Casserole

Leftovers x 2

Snacks

Orange Dream Smoothies, Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars, Oranges, Popcorn

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Gretchen’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Homeland

1 Angel Soft Toilet Papter – $1.59, used $0.45/1 coupon (doubled) (I can’t figure out where this came from) – $0.69 after coupon

1 Kellogg’s Special K Crackers – $1.99, used $1/1 printable from email (doubled) – Free after coupon

3 Dannon Oikos Yogurt – $0.88, used $1/3 printable (doubled) – $0.21 each after coupon

1.53 lbs Tomatoes @ $0.99/lb – $1.51

1 Best Choice Dozen Eggs – $1.19

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 All Laundry Detergent – $3.33, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $1.33 after coupon

1 Louana Canola Oil – $2, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $1 after coupon

Buy 5 participating items, Get $2 off instantly:

3 Red Gold canned Tomatoes – $0.35 each, used $0.55/3 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

1 Red Gold Ketchup – $0.49

1 Red Gold Salsa – $0.69

Total after coupons and sales: $8.66

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Dillons

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.50, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $2.20 after rebate

1 loaf Bread – $3.39, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $3.09 after rebate (Ouch! This price makes me wish I lived closer to an Aldi where I can get their bread for $0.89.)

4 Totino’s Pizza – $1.25 each, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $1.18 each after rebate (This was a request by my husband…I refuse to eat frozen pizzas but he grew up on them.) :)

1 pkg English Muffins – $1.99

1 box Cheerios – $3.29, used Free e-coupon that was sent to me – Free after coupon

1 Oscar Mayer Sliced Ham – Marked down to $1.29

1 Hillshire Farms Naturals Sliced Turkey – $3.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $3.49 after coupon

1 Sargento Sliced Cheese – $2.50

2 cans Kroger Beans – $0.69 each

3 Breyers Ice Cream – $2.99, used $1.25/3 e-coupon AND $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $2.47 each after coupon and rebate (We’ve been having a LOT of company at the last minute recently so I was happy to stock up on this. Ice cream is always a great thing to serve company.) :)

1.77 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $1.04, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.79, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $2.19, used Free e-coupon that was sent to me – Free after coupon

4 Moms Best Cereal – $1.50 each, used $1/1 e-coupon and $0.75/1 e-coupon and $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $0.98 each after coupons and rebate

1 bag Kroger Spinach – $2.50

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $0.69 after rebate

1 bag Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.45/1 e-coupon – $5.54 after coupon

1.04 lbs Broccoli @ $0.99/lb – $1.03

2.71 lbs Fuji Apples @ $0.99/lb – $2.68

Total after coupons, sales and rebates – $46.56

Total for both stores: $55.22

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 3

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches (I will freeze several of these.)

Lunches

Turkey/Fruit/Veggies/Cheese x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Sliced Apples

Spinach Smoothies x 2, Crackers

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit/Veggies

Leftovers

Dinners

Pizza, Tossed Salad

Tacos

Chicken Fajitas, Steamed Peas

Chili, Biscuits, Veggies

Salad Bar, Homemade Bread

Roast, Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella, Tossed Salad

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Brigette’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Brigette's $62 Shopping Trip & Weekly Menu Plan

Farmer’s Mart

2 Cucumbers – $0.58

9 Oranges – $2.00

2 Bell Peppers – $1.00, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.75 after rebate

Ripe Bananas (@$0.19/lb) – $0.34

4 Roma Tomatoes (@$0.79/lb) – $0.58

1 Cabbage (@$0.39/lb) – $1.49

Total after Rebate: $5.74

Brigette's $62 Shopping Trip & Weekly Menu PlanAldi

1 38-oz jar Ketchup – $1.39

1 32-oz container Half & Half – $1.89

1 8-oz bag Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.79

2 20-oz pkgs Zucchini – $2.58

2 40-oz bags Frozen Chicken Tenderloins – $13.58

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

2 bags Garden Salad – $1.18

1 3-ct pkg Green Peppers – $1.19

2 3-ct pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.98

2 3-lb bags Pink Lady Apples – $5.98

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.49

1 16-oz bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 Fit and Active Ranch Salad Dressing – $1.29

Total: $41.32

Brigette's $62 Shopping Trip & Weekly Menu Plan

Harris Teeter

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $0.25 back from Ibotta – $2.74 after rebate

2 18-ct Hefty Quart Slider Bags (B1G1) – $2.75, used $1/2 Hefty Slider Bags, exp. 5/31/15 (RP 03/29/15) – $1.75/2 after coupon

2 boxes Multigrain Cheerios – $5.00, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled), plus $0.75/1 evic, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta and $0.75 back from SavingStar – $0.20/2 after all coupons and rebates

5 jars Bertolli Pasta Sauce (B2G3) – $5.98, used 2 $1.50/2 Bertolli Product, exp. 6/7/15 (RP 04/26/15 R) – $2.98/5 after coupons

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.75

10 35-oz cans Tuttorosso Tomatoes (B2G3) – $7.96, used 2 $0.55/3 printable (doubled) – $5.76/10 after coupons

Total after coupons and Rebates: $15.18

Weekly Total: $62.24

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal with Strawberries (from the freezer) x 2

Cereal and Fruit x 2

Eggs and Toast x 2

Smoothies and Toast

Lunches

Smoked Sausage, Cheese Slices, Crackers, Relish Plate with Ranch Dressing Dip, Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies (company for lunch)

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches, Oranges, Pepper Slices x 2

Build-Your-Own-Tossed Salad (Hard Boiled Eggs, Cheese, Sunflower Seeds, Salad Greens, Assorted Raw Veggies), Crackers x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Freezer-Friendly Barbecued Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Butterhorns, Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies (Company for Dinner)

Cabbage Roll Casserole, Easy Whole Wheat Bread, Apple Slices

Taco Salad, Green Rice Casserole

Chicken on the Grill, Baked Potato Wedges, Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Best Apple Crisp with Icecream (Company for Dinner)

Fried Egg Sandwiches, Mixed Vegetables, Smoothies (using fruit from the freezer)

Leftovers x 2

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Brigette’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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 Aldi

1 head Cabbage – $1.29

2 24-oz jars Spaghetti Sauce – $1.98

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.79

1 48-oz bag Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $6.69

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

2 16-oz bags Baby Carrots – $1.98

1 20-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.99

1 bag Sweet Mini Peppers – $2.29

1 6-ct pkg Kiwi – $1.69, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $1.44 after rebate

1 3-head bag Garlic – $0.79

1 16.9oz jar Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $3.29

1 large Bag Kale – $1.99

1 8-oz bag Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.79

1 box Rice Squares – $2.29

1 3-ct pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.99

2 6-oz cartons Blueberries – $2.58

Total: $34.77

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Harris Teeter

2 boxes Apple Jacks – $3.94, used 2 $0.50/1 printables (doubled) – $1.94/2 after coupons

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $.30 back from Ibotta – $2.69 after rebate

1 French’s Spicy Mustard – $1.67, used $0.75/1 French’s Sweet or Spicy Mustard, exp. 7/31/15 (SS 04/12/15) (doubled) – $0.17 after coupon

2 jars Peanut Butter, reduced to $0.83 each – $1.66

1 jug OxiClean Laundry Detergent (which had a “Try Me Free” rebate sticker on it) – $5.99, used $2.00 coupon (which I am not finding in the database for some reason) – $3.99, plus receive $5.99 back after Mail-In-Rebate – $2.00 MM after coupon and rebate

1 12-ct double roll pkg Fiora Toilet Paper – $3.99, used $0.55/1 Fiora Bath Tissue or Paper Towels, exp. 6/30/15 (RP 05/03/15) (doubled) – $2.89 after coupon

1 6-ct Fiora Paper Towels – $3.99, used $0.55/1 Fiora Bath Tissue or Paper Towels, exp. 6/30/15 (RP 05/03/15) (doubled) – $2.89 after coupon (unlike Crystal, we DO use paper towels at my house…I just can’t convince my husband we can live without them ;))

4 pkgs Frozen Vegetables – $4.00

3 dozen Eggs – $3.75, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta – $3.45/3 after rebate

Total after Coupons, Rebates and Tax: 18.59

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Flower Foods

4 loaves Bread, reduced – $2.00

Total: $2.00

Weekly Total: $55.16

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts 

Oatmeal and Strawberries (from the freezer) x 3

Cereal x 2

Veggie Omelettes x 2

Lunches

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon, Fruit (we still have leftover fruit from last week to use up), Peanut Butter Toast x 2

Build-Your-Own-Salad x 2 (mixed greens, hard boiled eggs, sliced cheese, sunflower seeds, raw veggies)

Macaroni and Cheese, Raw Peppers and Carrots, Oranges

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti, Tossed Salad with Olive Oil Vinaigrette, Steamed Broccoli, Easiest Focaccia

Hamburgers on the grill, Grilled Vegetables (peppers, cauliflower, zucchini), Blueberries

Best Chicken Pot Pie, Grapefruit, Brussel Sprouts (brussel sprouts are not a family favorite – but I hope to change that eventually! ;))

Taco Salad (using ground turkey from the freezer, mixed with rice and beans), Fruit Salad

Potato Hash Stir fry (Using my needing-to-used-up potatoes, ham from the freezer, eggs, and shredded cheese), Steamed Broccoli, Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (modifying this recipe)

Leftovers x 2

Snacks

Smoothies, Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars, Frozen Grapes, Fresh Veggies

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Brigette’s $87 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Since I was under-budget last week, I decided to go ahead and take advantage of a decent sale on ground beef this week. I try to stretch ground beef as much as possible (or mix it with turkey), so this will probably last us for around 6 weeks. I also couldn’t pass up buying more cheese for that price. :)

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Aldi

1 2-lb bag Lemons – $2.49

1 3-lb bag Oranges – $2.99

1 head Cabbage – $1.29

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

1 12-oz jar Almond Butter – $5.49

1 bag Kale – $1.99

1 20-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.99

1 3-lb bag Fuji Apples – $2.99, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $2.74

1 3-ct pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.98

3 14.75oz cans Salmon – $6.87

2 dozen Eggs – $2.78

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $1.69

1 1-lb bag Tilapia Fillets – $3.49

1 8-oz can Cocoa – $2.19

1 3-ct bag Avocados – $1.99

1 18-oz box Corn Flakes – $1.49

1 24-oz container Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 8-oz can Baking Powder – $0.99

Total after Rebate: $48.73

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Harris Teeter

1 Peter Pan Peanut Butter – $1.27

4 boxes Horizon Macaroni and Cheese – $5.00, used 2 $0.75/2 printable (doubled) – $2.00/4 after coupons

8.14lbs of Ground Beef ($2.99/lb) – $24.34

2 Softsoap Liquid Handsoap – $2.00

1 Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste – $2.00, used $2/1 Colgate Optic White Express White, Optic White Platinum or Enamel Heath Toothpaste, exp. 5/9/15 (SS 04/26/15) – FREE after coupon

2 2-lb bags Carrots – $1.94

1 bag Simply Potatoes Hash Browns – $1.64, used $0.50/1 Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, exp. 05/23/15 (SS 03/29/15 R) – $0.64 after coupon

2 16-oz containers Friendship Cottage Cheese – $3.98, used 2 $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $1.88/2 after coupons

2 16-oz packs Harris Teeter Bacon – $4.99

5 8-oz bags assorted Shredded Cheese – $6.50

1 gallon milk – $2.99

3 bags frozen Vegetables – $3.00

used $10/50 Publix Coupon (Competitor)

Total $38.84

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal with Strawberries (from the freezer) x 2

Smoothies (using frozen fruit and cottage cheese – sounds weird, but tastes great!), Toasted Easy Whole Wheat Bread x 2

Cereal x 2

Veggie Omelettes

Lunches

Macaroni and Cheese, Apples, Carrots x 2

Build-Your-Own-Tossed-Salad (salad greens, veggies, shredded cheese, sunflower seeds, hard boiled eggs, salmon) x 2

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches, Oranges, Fresh Veggies with Dip

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Lasagna Casserole, Tossed Salad, Easy Italian Breadsticks

Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice, Oranges

Breakfast for Dinner: Fluffy Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon

Pan Fried Tilapia, Grilled Vegetables (cauliflower, peppers, zucchini), Grilled Three Cheese Potatoes

Meat Potato Quiche (using ham from the freezer), Broccoli, Easy Whole Wheat Bread (I will make a double batch of this to use for breakfasts too)

Leftovers x 2

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Brigette’s $48 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

We had a wonderful vacation with extended family in Maine this past week, and I really enjoyed the break from my normal menu planning and grocery shopping! Since there weren’t any great deals on meat or fruit this week, I decided to rely on what we already have in our freezer.  I like to completely rotate through my freezer stash every 4-6 months anyway, so this seemed like a good opportunity to work on that!

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Aldi

1 20-oz pkg Yellow Squash – $2.19

1 20-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.99

3 containers assorted Baby Lettuce – $5.07, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 and $0.25 back from Snap by Groupon – $4.57 after rebates

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

1 bag Kale – $1.99

1 bag Baby Brussel Sprouts – $1.29, plus receive $0.25 back from Snap by Groupon – $1.04 after rebate

1 pkg Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.79

2 16-oz bags Baby Carrots – $1.38

2 16-oz containers Egg Whites – $3.98

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.29

1 container Grape Tomatoes – $0.99

2 Avocados – $1.98

2 Cucumbers – $0.78

Total after Rebates: $26.96

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Harris Teeter

2 jars Skippy Peanut Butter – $4.00, used 2 $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $1.80/2 after coupons

2 boxes Kelloggs Mini Frosted Wheats (B1G1) – $3.39, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled), plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta – $1.09/2 after coupons and rebate

1 32-oz carton SO Delicious Coconut Milk – $1.50, used $0.55/1 printable (doubled), plus receive $1.00 back from Ibotta – $0.60 MM after coupon and rebate

1 box Blue Bunny Ice Cream Novelty – $3.49, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.99 after coupon

5 8-oz pkgs Sargento Cheese (slices and shreds) – $10.00 (must buy 5 to get this price) – used 2 $0.55/1 printable (doubled), plus 2 $0.50/1 printable – $5.80/5 after coupons

5 8-oz pkgs Cabot Chunk Cheese – $10.00 (must buy 5 to get this price) – used 2 $1/2 printable – $8.00/5 after coupons

2 16-oz pkgs Land O’Frost Premium Lunchmeat – $7.98, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $4.98/2 after coupons

2 pkgs Mission Soft Taco Tortillas – $3.98, used 2 $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $1.78/2 after coupons

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta – $2.69 after rebate

4 pkgs assorted Frozen Vegetables – $4.00

used $10/50 purchase – Publix Coupon received in mail

Total after Coupons and Rebates – $21.53

Weekly Total: $48.49

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Smoothies (using strawberries, grapes, bananas, and blackberries from our freezer), Toast x 2

Oatmeal with Fruit (from the freezer) x 2

Cereal x 2

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls (birthday breakfast)

Veggie Omelettes (for me)

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Fresh Veggies with Dip x 2

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches, Yogurt, Fresh Veggies with Dip x 2

Build Your Own Tossed Salad, Boiled Eggs, Sliced Cheese

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Mexican Lasagna, Tossed Salad

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Hamburgers on the Grill, Homemade French Fries, Grilled Vegetables, Cottage Cheese Pie (birthday meal for my husband)

Sub Sandwiches, Fresh Veggie Plate, Homemade Strawberry Applesauce

Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes with Ham, Steamed Vegetables, Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Leftovers x 2

Snacks

Fresh Veggies, Sliced Cheese, Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, Popcorn, Protein Smoothies (for me)

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