I had a hard week this past week, for a variety of reasons, so I cut myself some slack in the area of grocery shopping and just made a quick trip with the children to the health food store and Aldi–mostly to replenish our produce stock.
Here's what we bought:
Health Food Store (I had to run in there to get some supplements, so I checked the mark downs):
1/4 organic watermelon–marked down to $0.99
1 tub Brown Cow organic yogurt–marked down to $0.99 (too bad I didn't know about the printable coupons yet!)
A dozen nectarines/peaches/plums–$0.29 each
1 bunch of bananas–$1.06
1 bag baby carrots–$0.99
5 lb. bag of sugar–$2.34
5 cartons of strawberries–$0.99 each
2 cantaloupe–$0.99 each
2 8 oz. packages of cheese–$1.29 each
1 bag chocolate chips–$1.69
1 jar natural peanut butter–$1.79
So all totaled, we spent $24.27 on groceries this week and we continue to be well below our $40/week grocery budget and our cupboards and refrigerator/freezers continue to be full. In fact, I'm thinking on doing an Eating From the Pantry/Freezer week in the next few weeks to challenge myself to clear some of it out before it goes bad!
One of the great benefits of stocking up on sales and good deals for the future is that when unexpected things arise and you just don't have the energy or time to do much shopping, you don't have to starve or eat fast food. In a sense, it's just like our Emergency Fund only it's edible!
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