Final week’s $65 grocery procuring journey


I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 budget for our family of six (two adults, two teens, a pre-teen, and a baby). This includes almost all of our breakfasts, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, feminine products, etc.). Jesse and I usually eat lunch at home. The kids have lunch at school.

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After accidentally spending too much on groceries last week, I wanted to get back on track by only spending $65 on groceries this week.

We are supposed to have icy weather and winter storms, so our store was really picked over — especially the produce. I could not believe that there was literally not one single banana left!

I found this turkey marked down. I’m going to use it to make Hot Pockets for dinner + sliders for the kids’ lunches.

If you want some salad inspiration, be sure to follow along on Instagram Stories. I usually show my lunch salad every week day in stories!

I found these StoneFire Artisan Flatbreads marked down too $1.79 for two. I had some pasta sauce + cheese in the freezer, so we used it to make heart pizzas for Valentine’s Day.

I totally forgot to take a photo of all of the groceries before I put them away, so you’ll just have to go off of the screenshots I took from my IG stories. (If you want to see everything I bought, you can watch my Faceboook Live here.)

Here’s what I ended up buying at the store…

Kroger Shopping Trip

  • Milk — $2.89
  • Bath tissue — $2.39
  • 2 packages bath tissue — $0.79 each
  • 2 boxes Cheerios — marked down to $1.49 each
  • 2 boxes Ronzoni Pasta — $0.49 each after the digital coupon
  • 2 boxes Creamette Pasta — $0.49 each after the digital coupon
  • 3 dozen eggs — marked down to $1.29 each
  • 7 yogurts — marked down to $0.39 each
  • 3 packages turkey — marked down to $2.39 each
  • 2 jars peanut butter — $1.25 each
  • Stonefire pizza crusts — marked down to $1.79
  • Rice — $0.89
  • Rolls — $1.09
  • Frozen veggies — $1
  • Water — $0.89
  • Whole Grain Bread — marked down to $2.29
  • Apple Juice — $0.99 with digital coupon
  • Potatoes — $2.77
  • 2 bags produce — $0.99 each
  • Cantaloupe — marked down to $0.99
  • 12-pack Danimals smoothies — $2.50 with digital coupon
  • Salad Blend — marked down to $2.49
  • Mushrooms — marked down to $1.39
  • Salad mix — marked down to $1.69
  • Carrots — $1
  • Clementines — $3.99
  • Apples — $3.99
  • Total with tax: $65.03

And I was really excited that I almost hit my $65 target — just $0.03 off!

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