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Gretchen’s $87 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 bag Long Grain Rice – $1.85

2 Mac & Cheese – $0.34 each

1 Flour – $1.15

2 dozen Eggs – $1 each

2 bags Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59 each

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.85

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 box Granola Bars – $0.95

2 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

2 boxes MooTubes – $1.55 each

1 box Balance Cereal – $1.69

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.39

4 Yogurts – $0.32 each

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.45

2 bags Frozen Peas/Corn – $0.75 each

1 pkg Ground Beef – $7.21

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Applesauce Cups – $1.19

1 Peanut Butter – $1.15

1 Orange Juice – $1.59

1 gallon Milk – $2.57

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.92

1 can Black Beans – $0.47

2 cans Cut Green Beans – $0.38 each

1 box Golden Rounds – $1.59

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.45 each

1 bag Romaine Lettuce – $2.99

1 bag Green Peppers – $2.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.49

1 loaf White Bread – $0.59

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.55

2 Cucumbers – $0.55 each

1 bag Tomatoes – $1.39

1 Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 Strawberry Cream Cheese – $1.49

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.39

2.33 lbs Bananas – $0.91

Total: $77.93

Grocery Outlet

1 pkg Turkey Breast – $1.29

2 pkg Go-Gurt – $1 each

1 pkg Dairy Free Go-Gurt – $0.50

2 boxes Chewy Granola Bars – $0.50 each

1 pkg (6 count) Lunchables – $1.99

1 Strawberry Jelly – $2.39

Total: $9.17

Total for both stores: $87.10

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Yogurt, Fruit, Oatmeal, Toast

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Cheese Quesadillas, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies/Fruit, Turkey Sandwiches, Lunchables, Leftovers

Dinners

Salad Bar with Chicken, Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chips & Salsa, Corn

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Chicken & Rice, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Homemade Bread

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

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1 Comment

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Gretchen! What grocery outlet did you go to? I’m in the Charlotte area so not too far from your area. I’d love to go check it out!

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