My Weekly Shopping Trip and Meal Plan – July 9th

By Lauren
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    Hey all – I hope you are having a great summer so far! If you haven't read my life update, I recommend heading on over to that blog post here and reading up on the changes that will be happening here on this website.

    Once of the many things that you've missed in the past few years are my shopping trip breakdowns and weekly meal plans. I have great news – I am bringing them BACK! YAY!  We have a monthly grocery budget of $600 per month, which breaks down to $150 per week. This week I spent $170 and plan on spending less next week to cover the overage.

    I went to two stores this week – Price Chopper and ALDI.  I have a meal plan that I am following this week, my kids are going to be in camp all day, and I plan on eating out for lunch a few times with friends while they are in camp.

    Here are my dinner plans:

    I spent $70 and saved $87 at Price Chopper this week. Abby wanted to be in the picture (as usual). I asked Andrew (my 12-year-old son) to unload the groceries and set them up on the table, with an eye roll he said: “Ugh, you are doing THIS again.” It made me giggle because he has pretty much grown up with my blogging about my grocery shopping trips.  He was 5 when I started blogging.

    My kids are at camp this week so I needed more snack foods than usual. Here is the breakdown of my trip:

    I printed most of my coupons from this link.

    Pork Chops – B1G1 Free

    Little Bites Muffins – B1G1 Free

    Sara Lee Bread – B1G1 Free

    Price Chopper Pizza Dough – $1.50 each

    Thomas English Muffins – B1G2 Free

    Gatorade – on sale for $0.88

    Price Chopper Ice Cream – in ad coupon for $0.99

    Price Chopper Tortilla Chips – in ad coupon for $0.99

    Price Chopper Seltzer – I used an in ad coupon but can't remember how much it was.

    2 Annie's Mac & Cheese – $1.00

    4 Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips – $2.50 each

    8 Chex Mix – $1.00 each

    20 Yoplait Yogurt – $0.50 each

    3 Annie's Grahams Bunny Cookies – $2.00 each

    4 Larabars – $1.00 each

    3 General Mills Cereal – $1.99 each with in ad coupon when you buy 3

    I got a few other odds and ends there too, then went to ALDI and spent another $100.

    Here is what I got at ALDI:

    I have everything I need for the week for snacks, lunches, breakfast, and dinners.

    It feels good to be doing this again!  I can't promise I will do it every week, but when I can I will.

    What is on your meal plan for the week?

    COMMENTS

  • I LOVE your posts of your grocery shopping trips/tips. Keep them coming! When will you me doing more of the freezer cooking cookbooks? Those are my favorite! I would love to see them converted for the pressure cooker. I am not having much success with mine.

  • I am so glad you are doing this again. I loved when you did it.before and it was so helpful! So glad that you are doing what makes you happy.

  • Lauren thank you for being so transparent with your struggles, please know that you are not alone. I want you and Mark to know that I am personally praying for G-d to help you and your family keep Him at the center of your lives. Enjoy each day He gives!

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