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I am so excited to start a new series where I will show you what I buy at the grocery store weekly for my family. I will show you what I bought and what I spent. I like to keep my budget under $100 a week.
I would like to start off by saying that this system is what works for my family and it is the best way that I have found to stay within budget and organize what I need weekly for my meals. I have 5 in my family but only 4 of us eats. (I know this sounds strange, but my middle son, Ryan, has special needs and receives all of his nutrition through a g-tube.) I know that everyone has different family sizes and needs so your budget and kind of groceries you buy may be much different than mine. My intentions for this series is to help inspire you to be more organized in your shopping endeavors for your family!
Another thing I need to let you know is that I buy little to no prepackaged food. I try to only shop the outer perimeters of the grocery store and buy as naturally as possible. In a perfect world I would buy all organic but that is just not in my budget right now. I will buy organic if it is on sale.
I will break my shopping down into groups:
Then I will share with you my menu for the week.
Lets start with my produce:
Most of my time at the grocery store is spent in produce buying fresh fruit and vegetables. I usually buy more fruit but this week my younger son is on vacation with my parents and he eats a lot of fruit during the day (he is not in school yet) so you will see more fruit in my produce next week. :)
On to the Meats:
I love the new meat section they put in our store! It is an organic all natural chicken section where I can get whole chicken, chicken breast, chicken tenders, and boneless skinless chicken breast. I bought the boneless skinless chicken breast and will freeze half of the package because it will feed us two times. Steak is kinda a splurge for us, but I buy ribye for my husband and I and buy sirloin for the boys. I got the shrimp on sale for $6.99. Good deal! I have actually started paying the extra money for Organic Eggs. It is only $1 or so more, so $4 more a month for cage free eggs is worth it for me!
I LOVE greek yogurt and this Yopa! is my favorite! I get the vanilla with almonds in the top and add dark chocolate chips and flax seeds. I eat one yogurt every day! I also buy full fat of everything. It is better for you!
I am making Enchiladas this week so I bought the prepackaged things for that. A family with kids always needs ketchup! :) Have you tried these Triscuits? Dill sea salt and olive oil!! They are so good!! I bought the Triscuits on sale.
Necessities will include toilet paper, paper towel, napkins, etc..
This week I needed freezer bags and Trash bags. I was also able to get trash bags on sale. Why did I buy 2? One for the kitchen and one for Ryan's room.
Okay...now for my splurges for the week:
These are things that I either don't buy often or I bought and shouldn't have. ;)
I Needed more Chili Powder and Fajita seasoning, and ended up buying some Adobo too. Does anyone else use this? What is it good on?
I also bought some Flax seed for my yogurt. It was NOT on sale *gulp* (it was $5) but it is a big package that will last me a while. I bought dark chocolate chips for my yogurt as well, and I needed a new tea pitcher so I bought a pretty yellow one that came with some cups. I love that it came with cups because hubby loves to take cups outside when he is working outside and I don't like for him to take my good ones out there. the pitcher and cups was $8.
So, what was my total?
A litte more that I would like to spend... $128.07 BUT I saved $10.33 which makes me happy! :)
I bet you are wondering what I plan to make with all of this yummy food!
Here is my Menu:
Grilled Steak with Baked Potatoes and Salad
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers
Grilled Chicken Thighs w/ homemade BBQ sauce (I will post the recipe soon)
Green Beans, homemade cole slaw & Potato Salad
Click HERE For the Recipe
Trevor's Birthday Party!! Pizza and Cake
As you can see, we eat very healthy and very well and I don't have to spend a fortune!
I hope you enjoyed this post!
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