Join my email list and get FREE ACCESS to the MSM Freebie Library, including my top printables & eBooks.

This Week’s $70 Grocery Budget

Want to see what we bought for this week’s $70 grocery budget? I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 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.

Kroger Shopping Trip #1

  • Rotisserie Chicken — marked down to $4.19
  • Broccoli Pearls — marked down to $1
  • Bag of Nectarines — marked down to $0.99
  • 2 bottles of Kroger salad dressing — marked down to $0.79 each
  • Butter — $2.89
  • Eggs — $2.99
  • Green Leaf Lettuce — $1.79
  • 4 cans of Campbell’s soup — on closeout for $0.50 each
  • Loaf of Quinoa Bread — marked down for $1.79 each
  • Brown Rice — $0.69
  • 2 boxes Kellogg’s cereal — on sale for $1.79 when you buy 5 participating items, used $1/2 coupon = $1.29 each
  • 3 boxes Mom’s Best cereal — $1.49 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • Total with tax: $28.86

I’ve been finding so many closeout deals at Kroger recently! If you have time when you’re at Kroger, I recommend going through each aisle and looking for the white closeout tags to see what you find!

I was excited about the Friday-Saturday deals at Kroger. And, as you can imagine, my kids were pretty excited about the $0.99 ice cream!

Kroger Shopping Trip #2

Sprouts Shopping Trip

Dollar Tree Shopping Trip

(We stopped by to buy a few things for a project Kathrynne was working on so I grabbed these two things while we were there.)

  • 1 package of lentils — $1
  • 1 package of swabs — $1
  • Total with tax: $2.18

What We Ate On Our $70 Grocery Budget This Past Week

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.

Our Menu Plan


  • Scrambled Eggs/Avocado/Salsa, Fried Eggs, Cereal, Blueberries, Bran Muffins


  •  Leftovers, Salad/Toast, Blueberries, Cereal, Soup, Banana Muffins, Watermelon


  • Popcorn, Cookies, Blueberries


  • Sunday — Leftovers/fend for yourself
  • Monday — Brats, Corn on the Cob
  • Tuesday — Chicken Casserole, Peas, Banana Muffins
  • Wednesday — Rotisserie Chicken, Rice, Fruit
  • Thursday — Broccoli and Rice Stirfry with Leftover Rotisserie Chicken, Watermelon
  • Friday — Olive Garden Take Out
  • Saturday — Meatballs, Peas, Leftover Olive Garden Breadsticks

$70 Grocery Budget Totals

Total spent on groceries: $59.54 

Cashback earned this week: 100 points for submitting my receipts to Fetch rewards + $0.10 for submitting my receipt to iBotta rewards.

Cut your grocery bill!

Want to cut your grocery budget? Go here and sign up (it’s free!) I’ll send you my 10 Easy Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill By $50.

Subscribe for free email updates from Money Saving Mom® and get my Guide to Freezer Cooking for free!

1 Comment

Money Saving Mom® Comment Policy

We love comments from readers, so chime in with your thoughts below! We do our best to keep this blog upbeat and encouraging, so please keep your comments cordial and kind. Read more information on our comment policy.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *