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My biggest grocery shopping trip in a long time!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

We went shopping twice this week. Jesse ran by Aldi to pick up a few staple items and then I went and did a BIG shopping trip at Kroger today.

ALDI Shopping Trip:

  • Olive Oil Spray — $1.49
  • 24-oz bag of Chocolate Chips — $2.79
  • Oil — $1.85
  • Salt — $0.39
  • Brown Sugar — $0.95
  • Cheddar Cheese — $1.69
  • Shredded Wheat Cereal — $1.39
  • Hamburger Buns — $0.85
  • Ramen (my kids love Ramen and have been begging me to buy it!) — $1.94
  • Total with tax: $14.32

Jesse and I leave on Monday for Rome and India. We’re so excited that all of the details of this trip worked out and I’ll be sure to share lots of pictures and videos on Instagram.

We’re going with another couple we are really close friends with and will be gone for 10 days. My mom is coming to watch our kids and I didn’t want her to have to worry about doing much grocery shopping while we’re gone, so I went ahead and did a big stock up trip at Kroger today.

Check your Kroger account or app to see if this $10 off $50 digital coupon is available for you. It was for me, but some people told me they didn’t have it offered in their account.

I am LOVING the Friday-Saturday deals available at Kroger this week + the buy 10, Get $5 off deals. There were SO many great deals that I had a hard time choosing which ones I was going to stick with!

My LOADED up cart! I ended up saving $100 after coupons and deals!! Here’s what I bought…

Kroger Shopping Trip

  • 5 Solero — $1.99 each on Friday and Saturday with the Kroger Digital Coupon
  • 3 Handi-Foil Pans — $1 each on Friday and Saturday with the Kroger Digital Coupon
  • 7 BirdsEye Steamfresh — $0.75 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 5 BirdsEye Frozen veggies — $0.75 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 2 boxes of Cousin Willie’s popcorn — $1 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 2 cans of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup — $0.49 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 3 cans of RedGold Tomatoes — $0.39 each when you buy 10 participating items, submit for $0.90 Ibotta rebate = $0.09 each
  • 1 Lays Stax — $0.69 when you buy 10 participating items
  • 1 Pringles — $0.99 when you buy 10 participating items
  • 1 Palmolive — $1.49 when you buy 10 participating items, used $0.50 Kroger Digital Coupon = $0.99
  • Jef-Puffed Marshmallows — $1.25 (I thought my $1/1 Digital Coupon was going to come off since it was still showing in my account even though I used it last week, but looking on my receipt, it looks like it didn’t come off.), submit for $0.25 Ibotta rebate
  • 3 boxes Creamette Pasta — $0.49 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 1 ALL Laundry detergent — $2.49 each when you buy 10 participating items, used $1/1 Kroger digital coupon, $1.49 after coupon
  • 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix — $0.75 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Cake Mix — $0.75 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 1 Capri Sun — $1.79 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • 5 Halo Top — $1.99 each when you buy 10 participating items
  • Milk — $1.99
  • 5 Kroger Yogurts — marked down to $0.39 each
  • Private Selection Hot Cocoa — $0.67, used $0.50/1 Kroger Digital coupon = $0.17 after coupon
  • Chobani — free with Free Friday coupon
  • 2 pounds of ground beef — marked down to $3.79 and $3.29
  • 2 pounds of Ground Turkey — marked down to $3.19 each
  • Bagged Salads — marked down to $1.29 and $1.99
  • Kroger Eggs — marked down $1.29, submit for $0.25 Ibotta rebate
  • 5 packages of Smithfield Bacon — $2.99 each on Friday and Saturday with the Kroger Digital Coupon
  • 5 Post Honey Bunches of Oats — $0.99 each on Friday and Saturday with the Kroger Digital Coupon
  • Used $10 off $50 Digital coupon
  • Used $3 On Your Next Order coupon
  • Total with tax: $82.82 (saved $100.54!)

What I Spent This Week

Total spent: $97.14 (and yes, it’s technically “over” our $70 budget, but since I was buying ahead for the next two weeks (see above), I’m okay with that!)

Cashback Earned This Week: 75 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning my receipts $1.50 for scanning my receipt on iBotta

Note: When you see the meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries my shopping trip that I used to make all of the meals we ate.

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here. 🙂

What We Ate This Week

Breakfasts:

  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Pumpkin Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt, English Muffins (from the freezer), Bagels (from the freezer)

Lunches:

Snacks:

Dinners:

  • Saturday: Dinner out
  • Sunday: Fend For Yourself — snack-y food and leftovers
  • Monday: Pumpkin Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit
  • Tuesday:  Jesse and I went out with friends to celebrate my birthday (finally! We’d been planning to do it earlier in the month but it didn’t work out. We went to a Virtual Reality place in Murfreesboro and then had planned to eat dinner at The Green Dragon, but when we got there, they weren’t serving food anymore so we got pretzels — the only food they had! — and drinks and then ordered from McDonald’s on the way home because we were so hungry and basically everywhere was closed because it was late!) and the kids had turkey sandwiches
  • Wednesday: Turkey, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Fruit
  • Thursday: Frozen Pizza, Fruit
  • Friday: Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, Muffins, Salad

We Spent $69.46 on Groceries This Week (and here’s what we ate)

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

We got back from Kansas late, late Sunday night. Well, actually it was early Monday morning because our flights got delayed for a total of 9 hours.

Unlike the last 3 weeks where I was traveling each weekend, this week, we were home all week and didn’t travel this weekend — which was nice! After three weeks of back to back travel, it was nice to have a week at home where we ate dinner at home together and got to just hang out together in the evenings!

Kroger Trip #1:

Kroger Shopping Trip #2:

A friend of mine — who is a sourdough expert — gave me some sourdough starter and I’m having fun learning how to feed it an use it.

I was happy with how the sourdough pancakes turned out, but the sourdough bread didn’t quite turn out how I had envisioned it — though it wasn’t terrible. I’m excited to keep experimenting!

I was excited to earn extra points from Fetch Rewards this week for buying Oscar Mayer, Suave, and Pepperidge Farm. Have you signed up for Fetch Rewards yet? If not, I highly recommend it. It’s such an easy way to earn cashback every week just for scanning your grocery receipts! Read more on how to sign up here.

What I Spent This Week

Total spent: $69.46

Cashback Earned This Week: 258 points + 149 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning my receipts + $0.10 for scanning my receipt on iBotta

Note: When you see the meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries my shopping trip that I used to make all of the meals we ate. And  it also means we didn’t use all of these groceries up this week — because some of them will be saved for later weeks!

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here. 🙂

What We Ate This Week

Breakfasts:

  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Scrambled Eggs, Baked Oatmeal (from the freezer), Yogurt, English Muffins (from the freezer)

Lunches:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs, Best Bran Muffins, Avocados, Salad, Grapefruit, Apples, Sourdough Bread (for Jesse and me)
  • Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit, Veggies, Yogurt, Cookies, Hard Boiled Eggs (For the kids — They are in charge of their own lunches.)

Snacks:

Dinners:

  • Saturday: Dinner with Jesse’s family (we were in KS for my sister’s wedding)
  • Sunday: Dinner at the airport (our flight was delayed by 9 hours, so we ended up having to buy food at the airport)
  • Monday: Turkey Meatballs from the freezer, mashed potatoes, fruit
  • Tuesday: Sourdough Pancakes, eggs, fruit, yogurt
  • Wednesday: Turkey, Rice, Cantaloupe
  • Thursday: Sausage/Peppers/Onions in the Crockpot, cantaloupe, homemade Sourdough Bread
  • Friday: Dinner Out

What We Spent On Groceries (and what we ate)

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

Thanks for your patience with me as I was mostly offline Friday and Saturday for my sister’s wedding (see a picture from the wedding here). I had planned to get this up on Friday and then was busy with family stuff and wedding stuff and it didn’t happen. And then I was gone from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on the day of the wedding and only cracked my computer open for a few minutes!

But here I am with our grocery update — even if it’s two days late! 🙂

This was another weird grocery week again because we got home from our road trip on Sunday night and then I left on Wednesday for my sister’s wedding in Kansas and then Jesse and the kids flew down late Friday night (after school was out) to meet me in Kansas for the wedding on Saturday.

So once again, I didn’t do much grocery shopping and we mostly ate from the freezer and pantry when we were home. But I did pick up a few markdowns from Kroger.

We’ll be home for the next two weeks, so I’ll likely be doing quite a bit of stocking up while we’re home so that our pantry and freezer is filled back up again now that we’ve sort of eaten it down because of not doing much shopping the past few weeks.

Here’s what I bought:

Kroger Shopping Trip

By the way, yes I’m that woman who brings pretty much most all of my own food when I fly. Not only does it save a lot of money… it also means that I eat healthier!

What I Spent This Week

Total spent: $19.37

Cashback Earned This Week: 75 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning my receipts

Note: When you see the meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries my shopping trip that I used to make all of the meals we ate. And  it also means we didn’t use all of these groceries up this week — because some of them will be saved for later weeks!

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here. 🙂

What We Ate This Week

Breakfasts:

  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Scrambled Eggs, free breakfast at the hotel (Everyone is on their own for breakfast!)

Lunches:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs, Best Bran Muffins, Avocados, Salad, Grapefruit, Cottage Cheese, Apples, Pumpkin Pancakes, lunch with my family for the wedding (Jesse & Me)
  • Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit, Veggies, Yogurt, Cookies, Capri Sun (For the kids — They are in charge of their own lunches.)

Snacks:

Dinners:

  • Saturday: Dinner Out on our road trip (we used extra grocery money that we hadn’t spent for this)
  • Sunday: Leftovers/Fend For Yourself
  • Monday: Sausage/Peppers/Onions in the Crockpot, brown rice
  • Tuesday: Lasagna Casserole (from the freezer) Salad
  • Wednesday: Meatballs from the freezer, mashed potatoes
  • Thursday: French toast
  • Friday: Dinner Out (Jesse and the kids were flying out to Wichita for my sister’s wedding; I ate dinner with my family at the rehearsal dinner.

We Spent $56.49 on Groceries This Week (+ here’s what we ate)

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

I got back from my girls’ beach trip on Sunday night and we left last night (Thursday night) for a family road trip to AL, MS, and LA. We are staying at hotels that offer free breakfast and then we brought much of our food and snacks, so we don’t plan to spend that much extra on food on this trip.

However, we’re under-budget again this week, so I’m using the extra $39 we had in grocery money last week to cover an extra dinner out for our road trip.

Note: When you see the groceries and meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries in these shopping trips that I used to make all of the meals we ate. And  it also means we didn’t use all of these groceries up this week — because some of them will be saved for later weeks!

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here. 🙂

Kroger Shopping Trip #1

Kroger Shopping Trip #2

  • 5 dozen Simple Truth Eggs — marked down to $0.49 per dozen
  • 2 bags of cinnamon/raisin bagels — marked down to $1.49 each
  • 3 Simple Truth yogurts — marked down to $0.49 each
  • Oui Yogurts — marked down to $1.19 each, used $0.30/1 Kroger digital coupon
  • Artisan Lettuce — marked down to $1.49
  • 2 bags of grapefruit/oranges — marked down to $0.99 each
  • 1 bag of apples — marked down to $0.99
  • Stayfree pads — $1.79 when you buy 5 participating products, used $1/1 Kroger digital coupon, got $0.50 back from iBotta rebate = $0.39
  • 4 Suave Shampoo/Conditioner — $1.99 each when you buy 5 participating products, used $3/2 Kroger digital coupon + $1/1 coupon that Kroger had sent to me (I should have just bought 3 bottles — for some reason, I got mixed up and thought it was a $1/2 coupon… oh well!) = $0.99 each
  • 2 Speedstick deodorant — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating products
  • 2 Gillette Shave Gel — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating products
  • Colgate toothpaste — $1.99 when you buy 5 participating products
  • 2 Suave Kids’ Body Wash — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 Huggies Baby Wipes — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items, used $0.50/2 Kroger digital coupon = $0.74 each after coupon
  • 2 Honey Nut Cheerios — $1.79 each when you buy 5 participating items, used $1/2 Kroger digital coupon = $1.29 each after coupon
  • 4 packages of Goldfish — $0.99 each when you 5 participating items
  • 8 boxes of Quaker Granola bars — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 packages of Oscar Mayer lunch meat — $2.79 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • Used $10/$40 coupon that Kroger mailed to me recently (make sure you always have your address correct on the Kroger site — they often mail out great coupons!
  • Total with tax: $39.84

The best deal of the week by far (at least to me!) was the Simple Truth Cage-Free Eggs for $0.49!!!!! I have never seen cage free eggs this inexpensive and was so excited for this deal!

Since we already had 4 dozen eggs from recent deals, I shared two dozen with a friend and we plan to have lots of scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and hard boiled eggs over the next 2-3 weeks.

I don’t usually freeze eggs, because we can easily eat through 3 dozen in a week, but I will be making French Toast or Egg Casserole if we really need to use them up and aren’t seeming to eat through them quickly enough. I never have had any issue keeping eggs in the fridge for 2-3 weeks past their sell by date, so I’m not too worried about us being able to use them before they go bad.

I was also excited because I earned 436 points on Fetch Rewards for my second shopping trip! If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards yet, I highly recommend signing up and scanning your receipts. It’s such an easy-peasy way to earn free gift cards!

(Want more details on Fetch Rewards and how it works? Read this post on How I Earned $5 in Free Gift Cards in 3 Weeks — just for scanning my grocery receipts.)

What I Spent This Week

Total spent: $56.49

Cashback Earned This Week: 461 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning my receipts + I earned $0.60 back from iBotta for scanning my receipt and purchasing Stayfree.

What We Ate This Week

Breakfasts:

  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Scrambled Eggs, Banana Bread with Peanut Butter (Everyone is on their own for breakfast!)

Lunches:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs, Avocados, Salad, Grapefruit, Cottage Cheese, Lunch out with a friend (she insisted that she pay for my lunch!), Apples, Pumpkin Waffles (Jesse & Me)
  • Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit, Veggies, Banana Bread, Granola Bars, Yogurt, Cookies, Capri Sun (For the kids — They are in charge of their own lunches.)

Snacks:

  • Banana Bread, Oreo Cheesecake (that Kaitlynn made), Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Fruit/Veggies, Cookies, Hard Boiled Eggs, Turmeric Milk

Dinners:

  • Saturday: Jesse and the kids went over to our friends’ house for dinner since I was gone
  • Sunday: Leftovers/Fend For Yourself
  • Monday: Sausage/Peppers/Onions in the Crockpot
  • Tuesday: Fend For Yourself (Silas had a baseball game) — The kids had cereal, I had a muffin, egg, and apple, Jesse can’t remember what he ate!
  • Wednesday: Pumpkin Pancakes (recipe coming this next week on the blog — these were a hit!)
  • Thursday: Lasagna Casserole (from the freezer) Salad
  • Friday: Dinner Out

This Week’s $31 Grocery Shopping Trips + What We Ate This Past Week

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

I left on Thursday morning for a much-anticipated beach trip with two of my closest friends. So I didn’t do as much grocery shopping this week, as a result. We were pretty stocked up on food from the extras I had bought the past month and stuck in the pantry and freezer, so I didn’t need to buy much.

And I’ll just roll over the money I didn’t spend this week to next week’s grocery budget.

Please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries in these shopping trips that I used to make all of the meals we ate. And  it also means we didn’t use all of these groceries up this week — because some of them will be saved for later weeks!

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here. 🙂

Kroger Shopping Trip #1:

5 boxes of Quaker Oatmeal Packets — $0.99 each when you purchase 5 boxes

Total with tax: $5.31 

Kroger Shopping Trip #2:

What We Ate This Week

Breakfasts:

Lunches:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs, Avocados, Salad, Cottage Cheese, Lasagna Casserole, Turkey Burgers, Apples, Pancakes (Jesse & Me)
  • Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit, Veggies, Banana Bread, Granola Bars, Yogurt, Cookies, Capri Sun (For the kids — They are in charge of their own lunches.)

Snacks:

  • Banana Bread, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Fruit/Veggies, Cookies, Hard Boiled Eggs

Dinners:

  • Sunday: Leftovers/Fend For Yourself
  • Monday: Lasagna Casserole, Peas, Grapes
  • Tuesday: Turkey Burgers & Spaghetti (Fend For Yourself Night again since everyone had different things going on)
  • Wednesday: Lasagna Casserole, Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins
  • Thursday: French Toast
  • Friday: Dinner Out

What I Spent This Week

Total spent: $30.77

Cashback Earned This Week: 75 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning my receipts

Our $70 Grocery Shopping Budget + Menu Plan

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

I’m trying something new this week! Instead of posting a menu plan at the beginning of the week and then sharing my shopping trips throughout the week, I’m sharing what we actually ate and what groceries I bought this week.

Please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries in these shopping trips that I used to make all of the meals we ate. And  it also means we didn’t use all of these groceries up this week — because some of them will be saved for later weeks!

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here. 🙂

Kroger Shopping Trip #1:

  • 3 Family-Sized Boxes of Nabisco Ritz Crackers — $1.99 with the Kroger Friday-Saturday Digital Coupon
  • 2 boxes of Raisinets — marked down to $0.19 each
  • Naked Juice — on closeout for $1.79, used $2/1 coupon — they deducted it down to $1.79 = FREE after coupon
  • 4 jars of Yoplait Oui Yogurt — marked down to $2.39 total
  • Bananas — marked down to $0.39/lb. = $1.88 total
  • Total with tax: $12.46, Got a $3 catalina back

Kroger Shopping Trip #2:

  • 1 Kroger Cottage Cheese — $1.89
  • 1 Johnsonville Sausage — marked down to $2.29
  • 5 packages of Kroger Ground Turkey — marked down to $2.29 each
  • 1 package Johnsonville Italian Sausage — marked down to $1.99
  • Used $3/$15 meat coupon Kroger mailed to me
  • Used $3 catalina earned in shopping trip above
  • Total with tax: $12.72

Kroger Shopping Trip #3:

  • 1 Salad Kit — marked down to $1.89
  • 1 bag of oranges — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 bag of peppers — marked down to $0.99
  • Oui Yogurt (2-pack) — marked down to $1.19
  • 1 dozen eggs — marked down to $1.19
  • 1/2 gallon chocolate milk — marked down to $1.39
  • Grapes — on sale for $0.88/lb. = $2.15
  • 3 cans of Kroger pumpkin — $0.99 each
  • 1 gallon milk — $2.69
  • King Arthur Flour — $3.89, used $1/1 Kroger Digital Coupon = $2.89
  • Oats — $2.49
  • Butter — $2.99 when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 bottles Palmolive dish soap — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items, used 1 $0.50/1 Kroger Digital Coupon
  • Colgate toothpaste — $1.99 when you buy 5 participating items, used $2/1 Kroger Digital coupon = FREE after coupon
  • 1 bottle Head & Shoulders — $1.99 when you buy 5 participating items, used $1/1 Kroger Digital coupon = $0.99 after coupon
  • Total with tax: $29.75

Note: I forgot to buy the second bottle of Palmolive the first time around, so I had to go to customer service and add it to my order to get the $5 off!

Kroger Shopping Trips #4 & #5:

  • 1 Kroger cottage cheese — $1.89
  • 1 bottle Naked Protein Smoothie — marked down to $1.79 (not pictured; I picked this up for Kathrynne to have for lunch since she can hardly eat anything right now because she just got her expander put in in preparation for getting braces)
  • 2 packages of Pitas — marked down to $0.79 each
  • 4 dozen Simple Truth eggs — $1.77 with Kroger Friday-Saturday Only Digital coupon
  • 1 dozen medium eggs — marked down to $0.49
  • 1 Yoplait yogurt — Free with Free Friday coupon
  • 2 yogurts — marked down to $0.29 each
  • 2 packages of butter — $2.49 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • Yo Crunch Yogurt — $0.99 when you buy 5 participating items
  • 2 bottles Simply Lemonade — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • 1 bag of apples — marked down to $0.99
  • Total with tax: $23.71

What We Ate This Week

Breakfasts:

  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Baked Oatmeal (from the freezer), Toast/Eggs, Banana Bread with Peanut Butter (Everyone is on their own for breakfast!)

Lunches:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs, Avocados, Salad, Banana Bread, Turkey Burgers, Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Noodles & Sauce, Leftovers, Apples, Peppers (Jesse & Me)
  • Sandwiches, Fruit, Veggies, Granola Bars, Yogurt, Cookies, Capri Sun (For the kids — They are in charge of their own lunches.)

Snacks:

  • Banana Bread, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Fruit/Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs

Dinners:

  • Sunday: Leftovers/Fend For Yourself
  • Monday: Turkey Burgers, Pickles, Peas, Grapes
  • Tuesday: Chipotle (School Spirit Night Fundraiser)
  • Wednesday: Pumpkin Waffles, Grapes
  • Thursday: Spaghetti Casserole, Steamed Peas
  • Friday: Spaghetti Casserole, Banana Bread, Steamed Broccoli (yes, we made enough to have it two nights in a row!)

What I Spent This Week

My grocery week runs from Saturday to Friday. However, I had $11.85 leftover from this past week, so I’m subtracting it from this week’s total.

Total for all these groceries minus the extra grocery money from last week: $66.79

Cashback Earned This Week: 125 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning my receipts

Help me out! Do you like this new format of me sharing my grocery shopping and menu plan? I’d love to hear your honest thoughts!