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

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


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


  • 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.)



  • 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

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


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 *