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Our $65.83 grocery shopping trip last week

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 seven (two adults, two teenagers, one preteen, and two babies*). 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: Champ’s formula is currently being covered by the state since he’s in foster care so that’s why you don’t see it in my grocery shopping trips. Kierstyn is mostly nursing, though we are supplementing with 4-6 oz. of formula each day since my supply is low despite all my efforts to increase it. So she goes through one big tub of formula about every month. We also haven’t bought any diapers because friends were so generous and gifted us boxes of diapers to last us for a few months, at least. We may change the budget in the near future as the babies get older and their needs change. We’ll see!

I only went to Kroger once last week — can you believe it?! And it wasn’t that exciting of a shopping trip.

But I did find these in the clearance produce area… and I didn’t even know what they were. So I took a picture and asked on Instagram stories and you all told me they were doughnut peaches. Have you had them before??

Here’s what I bought:

  • 2 Greek yogurts — marked down to $0.39 each
  • 2 Flip yogurts — marked down to $0.29 each
  • Enfamil formula — $28.99
  • 1 Raspberry yogurt — marked down to $0.39
  • Simple Truth Eggs — marked down to $1.49
  • Honey — $5.39
  • Coconut — $1.39
  • Lettuce — $1.79
  • Chili powder — $1
  • 3 bags of avocados — marked down to $0.99 each
  • 1 bag of summer squash — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 bag peppers — marked down to $0.99
  • 2 Aussie shampoos — $1.99 each when you bought 5 participating items (I thought my $3/2 coupon was going to come off, too, but I realized after I got home that it didn’t and it was because I got the wrong size!!!)
  • Milk — $2.59
  • 3 packages Nestle water — $0.79 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • Barbara’s cereal — $2.19 when you buy 5 participating items, plus used $1/1 ecoupon = $1.19
  • Half & Half — $1.99
  • Schick razors — $5.49 when you buy 5 participating items, used $4/1 ecoupon, plus got $2 back from Kroger cash back
  • Total with tax: $65.83

Breakfast for dinner — one of our favorite quick, easy, and frugal dinner stand-bys.

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  • Aimee says:

    I know I’ve said this before 😉 but I love that your family has simple, healthy meals. For so many years, the stress of dinner and meals weighed heavily on me. Once I started simplifying what we eat, I don’t feel that way any longer!

  • Lisa says:

    I have seen them. (I work at a grocery store.) They were Saturn Peaches when they came a couple of years ago. Then the next year they were doughnut peaches. The second name sounds more fun, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • Vanessa says:

    Have you tried nutrtional yeast for low supply? I had trouble with that as well and a friend recommended it. I bought it from our local health food store and I added a tablespoon or two into muffin batter and ate 1 or 2 a day. I couldn’t believe the difference in just a day or two.

  • Cynthia says:

    Donut nectarines appeared at my Sprouts this year. Not my favorite, but a fun way to get kids to try something new. I will have to keep an eye out for the peaches.

  • Beth says:

    You’ve probably already looked into this (and there’s lots of possible reasons for low supply) but we discovered with our second that he had a posterior tongue tie. There are usually other signs than just low supply – a shallow latch, pain with nursing, flattened nipples after nursing, look it up. It’s harder to diagnose (talk to a pediatric dentist or lactation consultant that specializes in them – many pediatricians do not know how to diagnose them.) We didn’t figure it out with our second until he stopped gaining weight appropriately from 4-6 months. I had oversupply initially which hid the problem but when my hormones switched my supply dropped because his latch wasn’t good enough. All three of our kids had one but the first born’s wasn’t serious enough to cause him problems (although I didn’t realize the pain I was experiencing wasn’t normal.) The third baby we had checked and corrected immediately and our nursing experience was so different from the other two.

  • Bernadette says:

    I just got done exclusively pumping for my twin boys (I made it to one year!) But I can totally relate, having low supply and skim milk. It was SO stressful. We always had to supplement at least one daily bottle. However, I also had some VERY generous women donate pumped breastmilk. (Don’t know if that’s an option for you) I was moved to tears how selfless that was–the time and energy they put in to help me feed my babies. I know it feels like you have newborn twins; hang in there, it does get easier!

    • Danielle says:

      I couldn’t produce after I had my twins and didn’t respond to pumping what so ever. I had a friend who was a surrogate and donated thousands of ounces of milk to my two. I am still in awe that she did that without taking any compensation other than me buying her bags. My two got at least 50/50 until 8ish months because of her and I couldn’t be more grateful!

  • Sarah says:

    We got Donut peaches in our Misfits box, and I love them! They were so sweet and juicy. New favorite!

  • Diana says:

    Have you tried power pumping to increase your supply? I get a milk shake when my milk supply is on the skim side, and it always thickens back up.

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