Hi guys! So I put out a poll on Insta to see how many of you would be interested in a grocery haul with a total price and a menu for the week… and over 90% of you wanted to see this. So here we go.
Now keep in mind that I’m making meals for two, so if you have a big family the cost and menu may not work. But my main goal for these posts is to show that you can shop healthy AND cheap! A lot of times we are able to make the meal twice that week, so normally we have three to four recipes we make a week and then just eat leftovers or have leftover items to remake the meal later on that week. I know, not super glamorous, but it’s real life and I still have student loans to pay off and things to save up for in life.
For this week’s menu:
Monday: Air fried chicken with herbed parsley medley potatoes and roasted green beans
Tuesday: Cory and I’s anniversary so we splurged and he’s having a ribeye steak and I’m making goat cheese chicken (these were bought previously so are not added in on the price)
Wednesday: Instant Pot Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches made with Sprouted Grain Bread
Thursday: Ground Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers
Friday: Leftover Air Fried Chicken
Saturday: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Sunday: Leftovers from week or Black Bean Nachos
My grocery list: (from Aldi)
- Chicken Stock
- Organic Brown Eggs
- Organic Soymilk
- Red Delicious Apples
- Fire Roasted Tomatoes x 2
- Tomato Paste
- Ground Chicken
- Earl Grey Tea artisan cheese (this may be a special at select Aldi’s, but we’ve gotten it three times and LOVE it!)
- Lacroix (I got the peach-pear flavor and have never had that one before, so I’ll let you know what I think. Coconut is my usual)
- Organic Sprouted Bread
- Green Beans
- Frozen Blueberries
- Medley potatoes
- Broccoli Crowns
- American Singles made with 2% milk
- Ground Turkey
Total Price: $47.69
Although this list is mainly to show dinners, it also has items for snacks for the week including snacking on fruits. For breakfast it also gives us eggs/toast and we always have oatmeal. Then for lunches are leftovers, salads or eating at work. We also have lots of things still in the kitchen from last week, so a lot of times there’s some rollover between hauls. For instance, this week for lunches I plan on making a salad with spinach, bacon, onion and HB eggs, which are all items I have leftover in the fridge from last weeks haul. I also want to add that we have a whole dinner on Tuesday that is not added into the price above since we already bought it. Our total price for the week usually averages between $50-$80, depending on how many different meals we are making that week, what the meals consist of and if we already have some leftover items from the previous week. This just happened to be a cheaper week because we had a lot of items in the pantry already.
*This is not an ad for Aldi – BUT I do want to shout them out for having great organic food options as well as a variety of specialty items like the Lacroix and Earl Grey Tea Artisan Cheese. I do enjoy going to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and trying out their trendy items, however I want to show you real life and there are many people who cannot afford shopping there and shopping at Aldi allows us to get great items within budget.
I plan on continuing this if you all find it helpful. So please leave a comment and let me know and also let me know if there is more that you would like to see on these posts! I definitely plan on building onto it with recipes for two and how to eat healthy when your significant other does not. So let me know your thoughts!