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My Weekly Grocery Haul and Meal Plan

From the blogs/vlogs/Instagram stories that I see, there are two favorite things that all people like to see – Day in the life and grocery hauls.  I think it’s because people are so curious about what other people’s day really looks like and what they really buy.  So before I put away my groceries from my grocery trip on Monday, I grabbed a couple of pictures including my favorite picks for this week.

Also, I included my meal plan for the week.

I do 95% of our grocery shopping at either Aldi’s or Meijer.   I like to hit up Aldi’s first since most of their items are cheaper and try to get as much on my list there as I can before I go to Meijer.

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My Aldi’s Haul

  • bananas
  • 2 dozen eggs (I eat a lot eggs now)
  • broccoli
  • celery
  • fruit multigrain bars
  • strawberries
  • 2 lb of ground turkey
  • spinach
  • sugar snap peas
  • 4 6oz tomato paste
  • carrots
  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • green onions
  • almond butter
  • french dressing
  • red grapes
  • 10 baby food pouches
  • 2 containers of grape tomatoes
  • garlic
  • bacon
  • cauliflower rice
  • mix string cheese

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Meijer Haul

  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 3 regular potatoes
  • red onion
  • white onion
  • snowpeas
  • 3 salad cucumbers
  • chocolate chips for cookies
  • face wash
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • body wash
  • rice vinegar
  • Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • mini beef ravioli
  • orange
  • tapioca flour
  • ginger

fullsizeoutput_c19I found these at Meijer when I was looking for a new shampoo and conditioner.  I had a $2 off coupon for each one and they were $2 off at Meijer.  So it took it from about $8/ bottle to $4/bottle.  A little more budget friendly.  I will give a review of them when I get to try them out.

fullsizeoutput_c1fThese chips were on clearance so I thought I would try them out and see if they make my chocolate chip cookies any better.

fullsizeoutput_c1bWhile I’m on the Whole 30, I can’t have peanut butter but I can have Almond butter.  I haven’t priced it out to see how it compares to other almond butter but I’ve really liked it and will buy it when the whole 30 is over.

fullsizeoutput_c1cAnother Aldi’s find.  We are having orange chicken with veggies this week.  And I haven’t had cauliflower rice before so I thought I would buy it first before I try to make it myself.

fullsizeoutput_c1dI ended up grabbing 10 of these for Norah this week.  At only 79 cents per pouch, it’s not a total budget buster.  Yes, 79 cents per pouch for organic baby food.  Aldi for the win!!!

fullsizeoutput_c1eThis is my new favorite bacon.  I put it in the oven at 375 and cook it for about 15 minutes and it perfect and so easy.

My Weekly Meal Plan

Breakfast –  eggs and bacon for me, the kids will eat a variety of stuff for breakfast that we already have in the house

Lunch – leftovers, chicken salad, rolled turkey.  Kids – PB&J, string cheese and whatever I can pull together

Dinner – I don’t normally plan a meal on the days Wes is at the station and just eat leftovers for dinner or make something quick.

Monday: Turkey meatballs and zoodles w/ homemade spaghetti sauce

Wednesday:  Orange Chicken with cauliflower rice

Friday:  Burgers and Fries

Sunday: Shredded Barbecue Chicken on Sweet Potato “Buns”

So that’s my weekly grocery haul and my meal plan.  What do you have plan for this week?

What are your favorite places to grocery shop?

Have you picked up any new products to try?

Love,

Megan 

 

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