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Gretchen’s $95 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

I ended up being out of town some of last week and wasn’t able to do a grocery shopping trip for last week. So we basically were out of almost everything. Our meals were getting really creative by the end of the week. Because of this, I had quite a huge grocery list this week!

Aldi

4 dozen Eggs – $0.98 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.19 (I usually make our milk last longer by adding water to it once it gets down to half a gallon about mid-week.)

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

2 bags Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59 each

2 box MooTubes – $1.55

1 bag Frozen Tilapia – $3.79

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.89

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $2.19

1 box Chewy Granola Bars – $1.15

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

2 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each (I wanted to purchase more but a lot of the strawberries were either already moldy or looking old.)

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.99

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 Flour Tortillas – $1.25

1 pkg Pazazz Apples – $2.79

2 cans Tuna – $0.79 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

3 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.33 each

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 bag Sugar – $1.57

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.99

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 lb Ground Turkey – $1.89

1.70 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $1.89

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

2 lbs Ground Beef – $1.89 each

Total: $68.14

Kroger

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.49

4 boxes Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each

1 box Kroger Peanut Butter Cereal – $1.49

2.36 lbs Bananas – $1.16

2.24 lbs Bananas – Marked down to $0.87

1 bag Kroger Potato Chips – $1.25

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $1.79

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $3.29 (This is the ONLY cereal my two little boys will eat. They ask for it every single morning.)

1 bag Clementines – $3.99

4 bags Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.88 each

1 bag Frozen Peas – $1

Total: $27.81

Total for both stores: $95.95

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Spinach Smoothies, Eggs, Oatmeal, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Apples & Peanut Butter/Hard Boiled Eggs, Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Leftovers

Dinners

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken

Grilled Chicken and Tilapia, Biscuits, Fruit Salad

Baked Chicken Taquitos, Chips & Salsa, Steamed Peas

Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Green Beans

Crepes, Strawberry Smoothies, Scrambled Eggs

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Barbecue Meatballs, Homemade Bread, Steamed Broccoli

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2 Comments

  • Amy Moore says:

    I always enjoy reading your shopping posts because everything is so amazingly cheap! So much is under a dollar and I can’t believe you only paid 1.89 a pound for ground beef. Beef prices are so expensive here now.

    • Gretchen says:

      Beef prices are pretty expensive here right now as well! The ground beef was actually priced at $3.29/lb but rang up for just $1.89. I’m wondering if it was a glitch in the system.

      We recently moved to TN from KS and I’ve found that prices are definitely higher here than in KS which has been discouraging. So thanks for your encouragement! – Gretchen, MSM Team

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