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Gretchen’s $80 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 pkg Frozen French Fries – $1.59

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 pkg Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 pkg Frozen Veggies – $0.75

1 Value Pack Frozen Tilapia – $5.99

1 lb Ground Turkey – $1.89

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

2 dozen Eggs – $1.03 each

2 cans Green Beans – $0.38 each

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

5 Yogurts – $0.32 each

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.35 each

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

2.35 lbs Grapes – $3.50

1 pkg Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.98

1 Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 Chewy Granola Bars – $1.15

1 lb Butter – $2.66

3 Chunk Cheese – $1.45 each

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

2 Deli Cheese Pizzas – $4.99 each (not pictured)

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

2 cans Tuna – $0.68 each

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.59

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $1.29 each

1 bag Mandarins – $2.89

1 jar Marinara Sauce – $0.85

3.50 lbs Bananas – $1.37

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $2.19

1 pkg Vine Tomatoes – $2.19

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 Wavy Potato Chips – $1.12

1 White Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 loaf Honey Wheat Bread – $0.95

1 pkg Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

Total: $80.97

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Spinach Smoothies, Oatmeal, Toasted Bagels

Lunches

Hot Dogs & Chips, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Tortillas & Peanut Butter, Crackers/Cheese/Fruit, Tossed Salad Bar, Leftovers

Dinners

Aldi Deli Pizza

Mac & Cheese, Grapes

Grilled Tilapia, French Fries, Steamed Veggies

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

French Toast (using up old bread pieces in our freezer), Eggs, Fruit Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chips & Salsa, Steamed Peas

Chicken & Rice with Beans

Gretchen’s $82 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.89

1 bag Hot Dog Buns – $0.75

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 bag Sugar – $2.08

2 bag Tortillas – $1.35 each

1 bag Frozen Veggies – $0.75

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

2 dozen Eggs – $1.03 each

1 pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 container Organic Yogurt – $2.69

2.41 lbs Red Grapes – $3.59

1 Canola Spray – $1.49

1 Peanut Butter – $1.15

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 bag Cilantro – $0.69

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

3 lbs Frozen Ground Beef – $7.99

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 MooTubes – $1.55

2 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

1 lb Butter – $2.65

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.33 each

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

2.87 lbs Bananas – $1.12

2 Avocados – $0.59 each

2 cans Tuna – $0.68 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 bag Vine Tomatoes – $2.19

1 bag Romaine Lettuce – $2.19

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.19

1 pkg Jumbo Franks – $0.99

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 Lemon Juice – $2.45

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.75

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 bag Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

Total: $82.81

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Spinach Smoothies, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Bagels

Lunches

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

Dinners

Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Kettle Chips, Steamed Corn

Homemade Chipotle Bowls, Chips & Salsa

Soft Taco Bar, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Veggies

Pancakes, Eggs

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken, Homemade Bread

Gretchen’s $91 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 huge package Frozen Tilapia – $5.99

1 package Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag frozen Broccoli – $0.89

1 bag frozen Veggies – $0.75

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.69

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

2 dozen Eggs – $2.08

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.98

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.85

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.59 each

2 cans Tuna – $0.68 each

1 box Cereal – $1.39

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.79

1 bag Romaine Hearts – $2.19

1 can Chili Beans – $0.49

1 pkg Vine Tomatoes – $2.19

1 pkg Green Peppers – $2.19

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

1 pkg Peaches – $1.98

2 pkg Mac & Cheese – $0.33 each

1 bag Gala Apples – $2.99

1 bag Mandarins – $3.79

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 box MooTubes – $1.55

3 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.45 each

2.34 lbs Bananas – $0.91

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

1 Italian Dressing – $0.89

1 Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.39

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.35 each

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 bag Baking Potatoes – $2.79

1 box Granola Bars – $1.15

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 bag Flour – $1.15

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 box Spaghetti Noodles – $1.09

Total: $87.88

Big Lots

I happened to be in Big Lots this week and discovered a huge markdown section. 🙂 I picked up a few items that I knew my kids would love.

2 boxes Frosted Flakes Cereal – Marked down to $0.82 each

1 box Teddy Grahams – Marked down to $1

1 bag Harvest Snaps – Marked down to $0.75

Total: $3.39

Total for both stores: $91.27

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Yogurt, Spinach Smoothies, Eggs, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Hard Boiled Eggs/Fruit/Cheese, Crackers & Peanut Butter/Apples, Hot Dogs, Leftovers

Dinners

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken

Chicken & Rice with Gravy and Pineapple

Taco Bar, Chips & Salsa

Grilled Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Gretchen’s $71 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

2 bags Frozen Broccoli – $0.89 each

2 bags Frozen Peas/Corn – $0.79 each

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.89

1 box MooTubes – $1.55

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 bag Flour – $1.15

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.69

2 dozen Eggs – $1.12 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 Frozen Pizza – $2.19

1 Deli Pizza – $4.99 (not pictured)

2 cans Green Beans – $0.38 each

1 can Chicken Breast – $2.19

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $2.19

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 Crisp Rice – $1.45

1 bag Spinach – $0.99

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

2 pkg Strawberries – $0.79 each

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.85

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

1 bag Semi Sweet Morsels – $1.69

1 bag Brown Sugar – $1.29

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.69

2 Chunk Cheese – $1.45 each

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.33 each

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.25

2.23 lbs Bananas – $0.87

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $2.19

1 jar Dill Pickles – $1.79

1 Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 Grape Tomatoes – $1.89

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 pkg Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

1 pkg Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks – $4.84

Total: $71.60

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Banana Muffins, Bagels, Yogurt, Spinach Smoothies

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Hard Boiled Eggs/Apples & Peanut Butter, Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Deli and Frozen Pizza from Aldi

Baked Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks, Banana Muffins, Steamed Green Beans

Tacos, Fruit Salad, Steamed Corn

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Blueberry Muffins

Pancakes, Eggs

Chicken Taquitos, Chips, Steamed Peas

Lasagna Casserole, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Gretchen’s $82 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

3 lbs Ground Beef – $7.19

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

2 dozen Eggs – $1.09 each

2 lbs Butter – $2.66 each

1 pkg Taco Seasoning – $0.39

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 lb Ground Turkey – $1.89

3.10 lbs Red Grapes – $2.45

2 can Tuna – $0.68 each

1 pkg Flour – $1.15

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.39

1 container Organic Yogurt – $2.69

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $2.19

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

1 Italian Dressing – $0.89

1 can Mushroom Soup – $0.49

3 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.45 each

1 pkg Mootubes – $1.55

1 pkg Flour Torillas – $1.25

1 bag Baking Potatoes – $2.59

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 pkg Sliced Almonds – $2.75

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 bag Tomatoes – $2.19

1 box Mac & Cheese – $0.33

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 bag Gala Apples – $2.79

1 bag Spinach – $0.99

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.75

1 pkg Bagels – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

Total: $75.73

Walmart

1 bag Broccoli Cuts – $0.77

1 bag Sweet Peas – $0.84

1 bag Cut Green Beans – $0.77

3.97 lbs Bananas – $1.55

1 Pet Ice Cream – $2.94

Total: $6.87

Total for both stores: $82.60

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Bagels, Eggs, Spinach Smoothies, Yogurt, Oatmeal

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Salad Bar, Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Toasted Buns (leftover from last week), Green Beans

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Cornbread, Steamed Peas

Taco Bar, Chips & Salsa, Refried Beans

Grilled Chicken and Hot Dogs, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Ground Beef & Gravy over Rice, Banana Muffins, Steamed Carrots

Barbecue Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Biscuits, Tossed Salad, Ice Cream

Gretchen’s $67 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Kroger

2 Yoplait Go-Gurts – $1.50 each, used $1.50/2 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Danimals Smoothie – $1.50

1 Kroger Eggs – $1.09

2.01 lbs Bananas – $0.98

1 can Kroger Pineapple Tidbits – $1.29

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.49 each

1 pkg Kroger Oven Roasted Turkey Breasts – $2.79

1.86 lbs Red Grapes – $1.84

2 boxes General Mills Cereal – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.49 each after coupon

2 loaves French Bread – Marked down to $0.99 (This is in the Aldi picture.)

1 loaf Wheat Bread – Marked down to $0.49 (This is in the Aldi picture.)

Total: $19.42

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.89

1 gallon Milk – $2.19

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.99

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.29

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Mandarins – $2.99

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.49

1 bag Spinach – $0.99

1 bag Tomatoes – $1.99

4 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

2.67 lbs Green Grapes – $2.64

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 bag Asparagus – $1.89

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $2.19

1 can Tuna – $0.79

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.98

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.95

1 pkg Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.49

1 bag Peaches – $1.58

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

Total: $47.70

Total for both stores: $67.12

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

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

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Tossed Salad with Tuna, Mac & Cheese, Hard Boiled Eggs/Sliced Fruit with Peanut Butter, Leftovers

Dinners

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken

Grilled Chicken & Hot Dogs, Mashed Potatoes, French Bread

Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Rice, Steamed Peas

Soft Tacos, Fruit Salad

Lasagna, French Bread, Green Beans

Pancakes/Waffles, Eggs, Sliced Strawberries

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks