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. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).
Well, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a grocery post! I actually didn’t step foot into a store for around 12 weeks! (We’ve been doing Kroger pickup instead.)
How I have missed shopping and looking for markdowns! It was so good — and a little weird! — to be back to shopping. I ended up going shopping twice this past week.
Here’s what I got:
Kroger Shopping Trip #1:
- 5 boxes Quaker Granola Bars — $0.99 each when you buy 5 or more participating items
- 4 bottles of Dove shampoo/conditioner — $2.49 each when you buy 5 or more participating items, used $1.50/1 Kroger digital coupon = $0.99 each after coupon
- Kroger coconut oil — $3.99
- Happy Eggs dozen eggs — marked down to $1.99
- 2 dozen Simple Truth — marked down to $1.49 each
- Yoplait Oui yogurt — marked down to $0.69
- Yoplait yogurt — marked down to $0.25
- 5 bags of Chex Mix — $0.99 each when you buy 5 or more participating items
- Kroger Cake Mix — marked down to $0.50
- Kroger Peanut Butter — used FREE coupon that I got in a Kroger mailer
- Bob’s Flaxseed — on closeout for $1.09 each
- Milk — $2.59
- 2 bags of coconut — $1.27 each
- Cheerios — $1.79 when you buy 5 or more participating items
- 3 boxes — on closeout for $1.40 each
- Gallon of water — $0.79
- Quinoa Bread — marked down to $2.29
- Salad — $1.69
- Salad greens — $1.79
- Total with tax: $49.87
Kroger Shopping Trip #2:
- Honey — $3.99
- 2 packages Kroger Sausage — marked down to $1.29 each
- Whole chicken — marked down to $5.37
- Bananas — marked down to $0.39 each — $1.18 total
- Total with tax: $16.69
Total spent on groceries: $66.56
Our Menu Plan This 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.
Sunday — Mac & Cheese
Monday — Sweet Potatoes/Apples/Sausage in the Crockpot, English Muffin Bread, Steamed Peas
Thursday — Leftovers
Friday — I had planned that we were going to get takeout, but the night got away from us and that didn’t happen. I had a salad with hard boiled eggs and toast, everyone else had cereal and other odds and ends (hey, I’m just keeping it real here!)
Saturday — Takeout