I will admit this grocery haul isn’t one of my best. It was a short week to plan because I knew that, with the Chicago trip, I wouldn’t get a chance to go grocery shopping until Saturday morning so I had planned the previous week for extra meals. So this week was only Saturday – Wednesday and in theory, it should have been easy on the budget week but it didn’t turn out that way. I got pulled into impulsive some items and when I blow the $30 I had left in my budget on the first store I didn’t completely say suck it but I wasn’t too cautious about my total.
Total – $96
Fresh Thyme – $23
kodiak cakes (I paid $6.99 for this but found it at Meijer for $4.99. Again not my best shopping day), 2 sweet potatoes, 2 russet potatoes, Apple Cider Vinegar, Yellow Thai chicken curry, red grapes and a few chocolate covered almonds (because James went potty at Fresh Thyme).
Aldi’s – $38
2 dozen eggs, whole milk, yogurt drops, romaine lettuce, yellow squash, zucchini, 2 boxes of shells and cheese, individual cups of mac n’ cheese, bugles, mini cucumbers, bananas, avocado oil, pinto beans, black beans, strawberries, riced cauliflower.
Meijer – $45
Gala Apples, animal cookies, cashews, almond butter, body wash, asparagus, pork loin, 2 can of peaches, 2 cans of pears, can of mixed fruit and diced mangos.
Besides paying $2 more for the same pancake mix, I also didn’t make the best decision with the pork loin. I had it on my menu and honestly, it sounded really good so although I couldn’t find it at Aldi’s and wasn’t on sale at Meijer, I still got it. Paid way too much for it and it completely blew my budget.
This week’s menu
Saturday – Yellow Chicken Curry with cauliflower rice and roasted potatoes
Sunday – Pancakes (I had leftovers)
Monday – Taco salad w/ pinto beans
Tuesday – Pork with roasted asparagus and sweet potatoes
Wednesday – Salmon and veggies
What does your meal plan for this week look like?
What do you do when you can’t find the item you need for a meal at a reasonable price? Do you go ahead and get it or do you think of something else?