Sorry I’ve been a little MIA. Some weeks are just a lot crazier than others. Two weekends ago we drove into the potty training world and even though I was home for about 3 days straight I feel like I got less down and the house was even messier than then normal.
Anyway, let me share with you my grocery haul and menu plan. Next week, the kids and I are going to be heading up to Chicago to help my sister out for a few days while her husband is on a work trip. My sister has a 2-year-old boy and is 9 months pregnant with their second baby so she needs all the help she can get. And since I work from home, it’s easy to travel up there and help her out. I will be sharing more about our trip and what I do to pack/plan for a trip like this. Since she is very pregnant and I’m still on the whole 30, I’m just going to make our dinner and bring it with me.
Total spent – $105 / Budgetted $75
So it’s another full week of meals to cook and plan. I’m not going to lie, Wes being on vacation for the past week has put a major dent into my grocery budget. I’ve recently switched from shopping at Meijer to Fresh Thyme supplement my hauls from Aldi’s. It’s closer, has free fruit for Norah and has more options for healthier foods.
Aldi’s Haul – $85
2% milk, half gallon of whole milk, bananas, 1 lb strawberries, 3 lb spring mix, fresh green beans, grape tomatoes, whole grain white bread, 2 dozen eggs, 2 broccoli, 3 lb gala apples, applesauce, 2 frozen mix veggies, 1 lb ground turkey, 2 boxes shells and cheese, microwave mac n cheese, Italian chicken sausage, 2 bags of shrimp, goldfish, butternut squash, 5 lb golden potatoes, can of green beans, 2 cans of tomato sauce, 3 lb lemons, zucchini, cauliflower rice, almonds, mini cucumbers, paper towels, mini muffins.
Snacks for James’ class – cheeze it’s, vanilla wafers, raisins.
Fresh Thyme – $20
bacon, sage, 7 russet potatoes, clementines, 3 green bell peppers, avocado, 8 dates, 2 sweet potatoes
Friday – Broccoli and Shrimp
Saturday – Steak w/ green beans & sweet potatoes
Tuesday- Sloppy Joes One of my favorite recipes I’ve found on the whole 30 and Norah loves it too.
Thursday – Chicken sausage and veggies
Friday – Pork Chop w/ butternut squash I’m using boneless pork chops because that’s what I had in my freezer and I didn’t have the room in my grocery budget for bone-in ones.
For our lunches and breakfasts while we are in Chicago
I’m going to have hardboiled eggs and some roasted potatoes that I’m going to prep at home and just reheat and lunch is just going to be leftovers.
For the kids – I’m planning on doing mac n cheese, pb&j, turkey slices, string cheese for lunches and muffin and donuts w/ yogurt for breakfast.
So that’s my food plan for the week. What does your look like? When you drive do you bring your own food or do you eat out?