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Brigette’s $84 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

My older sister, Brigette, shares her shopping trips and menu plans every week! You can go HERE to see all of her weekly menu plans and you can go HERE to read all about her family!

Aldi

1 48-oz bag Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.39

1 pkg Pepperoni – $1.99

1 pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.19

1 16-oz pkg Deli Meat – $2.85

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.95

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.59

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.59

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.79

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.59

1 5-lb bag Flour – $1.15

1 large canister Quick Oats – $2.29

1 4-lb bag Sugar – $1.59

1 jar Baking Cocoa – $1.49

1 box Baking Soda – $0.45

1 jar Ground Black Pepper – $1.39

1 jar Chili Powder – $0.95

1 canister Table Salt – $0.35

1 32-oz box Elbow Macaroni – $1.09

4 cans Green Beans – $1.52

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.25

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $2.09

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 bunch Bananas – $1.07

1 pkg Radishes – $0.89

1 pkg Carrots – $0.85

1 3-lb bag Mandarins – $2.99

1 bag Green Grapes (@$0.89/lb) – $2.04

1 carton Grape Tomatoes – $1.39

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.69

1 3-lb bag Pink Lady Apples – $3.49

2 Avocados – $1.38

1 Cauliflower – $1.99

1 box Rice Squares – $1.79

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.09

1 bag Gluten-Free Pretzels – $1.85

2 boxes Macaroni and Cheese – $0.50

1 32-oz carton Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.39

4 Individual-Sized Flavored Green Yogurts – $2.36

1 1-lb box Butter Quarters – $2.74

3 dozen Eggs – $2.34

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.38

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.45

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

2 6-ct pkgs English Muffins – $1.90

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

Grocery Total for the Week: $84.30

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include: 

Cereal, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fruit, Scrambled/Boiled/Fried Eggs, Veggie Omelets

Lunches

Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches x 2, Carrots, Apples

Peanut Butter and Jelly on Rice Cakes, Grapes, Mini Sweet Peppers x 2

Pretzels, Cheese Sticks, Oranges, Cucumbers

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken Gravy Over Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad

Fried Egg/Cheese McMuffins, Roasted Cauliflower

The Best Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad

Date Night Out (for my husband and me, Macaroni and Cheese for the kids)

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Homemade Breadsticks in the Bread Machine

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $74 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Dillons

5 pkg Kroger Cheese – $0.99 each after e-coupon (No longer available)

3 Simple Truth Greek Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 each

2 Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each, used $1/2 printable – $0.49 each after coupon

1 Hunts Ketchup – $2.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

3 Private Selection Pasta – $0.50 each (I forgot to include these in the picture.)

1 Moms Best Oatmeal – Marked down to $0.79

2 pkg Goldfish – $0.99 each

2 pkg Quaker Rice Cake Snacks – Marked down to $0.79 each

2 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies – $1 each, used $0.50/2 mailer coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

1.54 lbs Red Grapes – $1.51

2 GogoSqueeze Applesauce Pouches – $5.69 each

2 boxes Annie’s Crackers at $2.99 each – On Sale Buy One Get One Free, used $0.50/2 printable – $1 each after coupon

2.14 Bananas – $1.05

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79, used Free mailer coupon – Free after coupon

1 Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 can Kroger Green Beans – Marked down to $0.29

1 can Refried Beans – Marked down to $0.39

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $0.89

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $1.19 after coupon

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

Total after coupons: $38.31

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Chicken Thighs – $4.35

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.89

1 bag Organic Rice – $2.59

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 pkg Tortillas – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 Sour Cream – $1.49

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.23

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.39

2 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.69 each

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.99

Total: $36.08

Total for both stores: $74.39

Menu Plan for This Week

We are still getting lots of veggies from our garden which I will be using this week!

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Donuts (at church)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Tossed Salads, Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Out to eat for my birthday

Chicken, Rice & Beans

Game Night at our house (We are doing a Nacho Bar and I’m providing Chips, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, Meat and Lettuce.)

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls

Tossed Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Brigette’s $95 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

My older sister, Brigette, shares her shopping trips and menu plans every week! You can go HERE to see all of her weekly menu plans and you can go HERE to read all about her family!

Aldi

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.18

2 64-oz cartons Whole Milk – $1.40

1 Can Whipping Cream – $1.99

1 32-oz carton Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.39

4 single-serving sized cartos Flavored Greek Yogurts – $2.36

4 dozen Eggs – $3.12

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.38

2 16-oz bags Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $3.98

2 16-oz bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $3.98

1 8-oz pkg Colby Jack Sliced Cheese – $1.19

1 can Parmesan Cheese – $2.19

2 bags Riced Cauliflower – $3.78

1 48-oz bag Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.39

1 16-oz pkg Sliced Deli Meat – $2.15

1 pkg Sliced Pepperoni – $1.99

2 cans Green Beans – $0.78

1 2-lb bag Red Onions – $1.79

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $1.79

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.85

1 bunch Bananas – $0.92

2 Avocados – $1.30

1 bag Radishes – $0.79

1 6-ct pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.25

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.99

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $2.49

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.69

1 can Garbanzo Beans – $0.38

1 pkg Zucchini – $1.19

2 pkgs Broccoli Crowns – $2.98

2 4-ct pkgs Sweet Corn – $3.38

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.39

1 3-lb bag Lemons – $1.69

1 carton Strawberries – $1.25

1 Cauliflower – $1.49

3 large bags Red Grapes (@ $0.89/lb) – $5.69

1 1-lb box Butter Quarters – $2.19

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1 loaf French Bread, reduced to $0.50

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.65

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.59

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 can Baking Powder – $0.99

1 jar Onion Powder – $0.95

1 can Olive Oil Cooking Spray – $1.35

1 jar Honey – $3.69

1 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.39

Grocery Total for the Week: $95.57 

(This is a little more than I usually spend – but this is our first real grocery trip since getting back from vacation, and the fridge was getting pretty bare!)

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Fried/Scrambled/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Smoothies, Oatmeal

Lunches

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter and Honey, Bananas, Carrots

Cheese Quesadillas, Grapes, Mini Cucumbers x 2

Baked Sweet Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Peaches (gift from friends who visited a local orchard), Carrots

Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches, Grapes, Mini Peppers x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti Carbonara (family recipe, very similar to this), Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad

Hot Dogs on the Grill, Baked French Fries, Corn on the Cob, Applesauce

Pour-A-Pan Pizza, (I will be omitting the sausage and the green pepper), Roasted Cauliflower, Grapes

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Green Beans, Biscuits

Build-Your-Own-Taco-Salad Bar (Seasoned Ground Beef, Lettuce, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Avocados, Plain Greek Yogurt, Fritos)

Lemon Chicken With Broccoli, Rice/Cauliflower Rice, Peaches

Leftovers

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

Aldi

1 pkgs Shredded Cheese – $2.69 each

2 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99 each

2 pints Blueberries – $1.39 each

2.18 lbs Green Grapes – $1.94

1 can Chili Beans – $0.65

1 box Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 pkg Frozen Corn – $0.95

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.99

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.69

1 pkg Sliced Cheese – $1.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 bag Corn Chips – $1.25

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.39

5 lbs Potatoes – $2.29

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.25

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

Total: $42.98

Dillons

2 pkg Capri Sun – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.49 each after coupon

5 Yoplait Go-Gurts – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.25, used 10% off e-coupon – $1.12 after coupon

2 cartons Private Selection Ice Cream – $1.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

2 pkg Quaker Chewy Granola Bars – 2.29, used 2 $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/2 Ibotta rebate AND $1/2 Kroger Cash Back – $0.29 each after coupons and rebate

3 Smuckers Jams – $1.50 each

1 Kroger Salsa – $1.39, used 10% off e-coupon – $1.26 after coupon

2 Simply Popped Popcorn – $0.99 each, used 2 $0.60/1 printable – $0.39 each after coupon

1 Half & Half – $1.99, used 10% off e-coupon – $1.79 after coupon

1 Dunkin Donuts Creamer – $1.79, used $1.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.29 after rebate

1 pkg Nourish Granola Bites – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2 Yasso Frozen Yogurt – $2.99 each, used 2 $1/1 printable AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebate AND 2 $1/1 Kroger Cash Back – Free after coupons and rebates

4 Hillshire Farms Lunchmeat – $1.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Sara Lee Bakery Bread – $2.49

2 pkg Chips Ahoy Cookies – $0.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

2 pkg Lindt Bars – $0.49 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Quest Bar – $2.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon

Bananas – $1.25

Used $0.10 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons, rebates and cash back: $40.80

Total for both stores: $83.78

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Fruit, Yogurt

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit/Cheese/Crackers, Tossed Salad, Leftovers

Dinners

Mac & Cheese, Chips & Salsa, Veggies (from our garden)

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

BBQ at kid’s school (Dinner is provided for this back to school event.)

Out to eat with our LifeGroup

Taco Salad Bar

Baked Chicken with Mushroom Gravy, Steamed Peas, Mashed Potatoes

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

Dillons

2 Enlightened Ice Creams – $5.47 each, used $1/1 e-coupon and $5.99 Ibotta rebate AND $5.99 Kroger cash back rebate – Free plus $1.40 overage after coupons and rebates

1 Yoplait Gogurt – Marked down to $0.49

1 Sara Lee Loaf Bread – $2.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

2 bags Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25 each

5 bags Kroger Cheese – $1.99 each, used $0.50/1 e-coupon x 5 – $1.49 each after coupon

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

2 pkg Kroger Applesauce – $1.29, used $0.30/1 e-coupon x 2 – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Kroger Eggs – Marked down to $0.49

2 Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $1.99 each, used $1/1 e-coupon x 2 – $0.99 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.39

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

2 pkg Strawberries – $2.88 each, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2.63 each after coupon

3.32 lbs Bananas – $1.63

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

1 Stonyfield Yogurt – Marked down to $1.79, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.29 after coupon

Received $0.10 Ibotta rebate

Received $0.09 Coinout rebate (I’m loving this new app!)

Total after coupons and rebates: $30.51

Aldi

2 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 pkg Butter – $2.88

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.99

1 pkg Taco Seasoning – $0.39

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Granola Bars – $1.59

Received $0.03 Coinout rebate

Total: $25.60

Total for both stores: $56.11

Menu Plan for This Week

We are still getting veggies from our garden which I will be using this week!

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Fruit/Veggies/Cheese, Cheese Quesadillas, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Chicken & Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Dinner with Lifegroup (I’m bringing Chips and Bean Dip!)

BBQ Meatballs, Rolls, Steamed Peas, Mashed Potatoes

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Out to dinner for our wedding anniversary

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Taco Bar

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

Aldi

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.59

1 Gallon 1% Milk – $1.59

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.65

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.59

2 jars Pasta Sauce – $1.70

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.65

2 12-oz bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $3.50

1 2-lb pkg 85/15 Lean Ground Turkey – $3.98

1 2-lb pkg 80% Ground Beef – $3.76

1 16-oz pkg Deli Turkey Meat – $2.85

1 canister Quick Oats – $2.29

2 boxes Honey Nut Oats – $2.30

1 38-oz jar Ketchup – $0.95

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.59

1 Seedless Watermelon – $2.89

1 large carton Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 3-lb bag Gala Apples – $2.99

1 pkg Baby Bella Mushrooms – $0.89

1 6-ct pkg Applesauce Cups – $0.99

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.89

2 pkgs Zucchini (3.45lbs @ $0.79/lb) – $1.72

2 pkgs frozen Broccoli Florets – $1.90

2 pkgs Riced Cauliflower – $3.78

2 4-ct pkgs Corn on the Cob – $3.38

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.89

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $2.29

1 Cauliflower – $2.29

1 Broccoli – $1.29

1 bunch Bananas $0.79

3 cartons Blackberries – $2.67

1 pkg Raspberries – $1.19

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.49

1 pkg Grape Tomates – $0.99

2 dozen Eggs – $1.56

1 16-oz carton Egg Whites – $1.69

1 pkg Rice Cakes  – $1.45

Total: $76.50

Harris Teeter

1 pkg Eckrich Sausage – $2.50, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.00 after coupon

2 Larabars – $2.00 – used $0.50/2 printable (doubled) – $1.00/2 after coupon

5 Chobani Yogurts (one got eaten on the way home :)) – $5.00, used $1/5 Chobani Single-Serve Yogurt and Non-Dairy Products, exp. 6/22/19 (SS 05/19/19), plus receive $1.00/4 rebate from  Ibotta – $3.00/5 after Coupon and Rebate

1 pkg Sargento Mozzarella Cheese – $1.89, used $0.60/1 Sargento Reserve Series Shredded Natural Cheese, exp. 7/29/19 (SS 06/02/19) (doubled) – $0.69 after coupon

Total: $5.69

Grocery Total for the Week: $82.19

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal, Fruit, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Smoothies, Yogurt, Toast

Lunches

Deli Meat Sandwiches, Blackberries, Cucumbers x 2

Peanut Butter on Rice Cakes, Cheese Sticks, Apples/Applesauce, Mini Peppers x 2

Leftovers x 3

Dinners

Barbequed Meatballs, Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, Make-Ahead Butterhorns, Broccoli

Grilled Hobo Packets, Watermelon, Tossed Salad

Out to Dinner (Overnight Trip to the Beach)

Cheese/Veggie Pizza, Easy Italian Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Taco Cheese Baked Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Peaches

Venison Burgers on Homemade Buns, Corn on the Cob, Mashed Cauliflower, Peaches

Leftovers