This Week’s $70 Grocery Shopping Trip

I went shopping on Monday morning — something I haven’t done a lot recently (I’ve gotten into a rhythm of often shopping on Saturday evening). I remembered why I used to be such a fan of shopping on weekday mornings… because there were so many great produce markdowns!!

I did a happy dance when I saw all these bananas and peppers marked down!

And look at all that meat marked down!

What I Bought at Kroger

  • Kellogg’s cereal — $1.79 each, used $1/2 coupon = $1.29 each
  • Oreo cookies — $0.99 each
  • Animal crackers — $0.99
  • Kellogg’d crackers — $0.99 each
  • Stayfree pads — $1.99 each, used $2/2 coupon = $0.99 each
  • Bic Soleil razors — $2.69, used $4/1 coupon = free after coupon (they took off the amount of the item + tax)
  • Ground turkey — marked down to $2.89
  • 2 Ground beef — marked down to $2.99 each
  • Ground beef — marked down to $3.79
  • Pork ribs — marked down to $7.24
  • Deodorant — $0.99
  • Peanuts — on closeout for $0.84
  • Briana dressing — marked down to $0.99
  • Gerber baby food — marked down to $0.29
  • 3 packages Red Star Yeast — marked down to $0.25 each
  • Butter — $2.50
  • 2 dozen Kroger brown eggs — marked down to $0.99 each
  • 3 cartons cage free eggs — marked down to $0.99 each
  • Peanut butter — $1.50
  • 3 Yoplait yogurts — marked down too $0.29 each
  • Grape Juice — $2.79
  • 3 Yoplait yogurt packs — $1.99 each
  • Lettuce — $1.79
  • Bananas — $2.88
  • 4 bags marked down produce — $0.99 each
  • Blueberries — $2.99
  • Total with tax:

What We Ate This Week

Many of you have been asking for me to share more about what we eat each week. So here’s a little peek into some of our meals this week…

Monday night we used bread I had in the freezer (that I had gotten marked down and had frozen) + the cartons of Cage-Free eggs I got marked down to make…

French Toast! We served it with fruit on the side.

Lunches every day (for me) were salads with toast and butter.

Tuesday night, we had a double header baseball game for Silas, so we had a quick and simple meal of meatballs (using the marked down ground beef and turkey I had gotten recently and frozen) and raw peppers (since I got a lot marked down!)

I ate Energy Bites for breakfast some of the mornings. We also did scrambled eggs and blueberries and the kids had cereal or oatmeal most of the morning.

Wednesday night we had Barbecue Chicken (barbecue sauce over frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot), Rice, Raw Peppers, and Sourdough Bread.

Thursday night, the three older kids had leftovers and Jesse and I took the babies to a Foster Care Appreciation Dinner at Church of the City (they had free childcare!)

Friday night, we had baseball again, so I did a salad with toast for dinner. Jesse grabbed some fast food for the rest of the family.

Saturday we had Frozen Pizzas and veggies. Sunday we had fend for yourself — which was leftovers and cereal! 🙂

Was it helpful to have this rundown of what we ate? Let me know — and, if so, I’ll try to do it more often!

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