Happy Monday friends! One thing I’m trying to do on a weekly basis is keep my grocery bill under $100. (Some people may do this with ease, for me, it requires some careful planning). Every once in awhile, I thought it would be helpful to share my exact grocery haul, how much I spent, and the meals I’ll make with what I’ve purchased.
This week, my bill came out to just under $100, but I did get all our food for lunches and dinners (at least Monday- Thursday).
First, I’ll share our weekly dinner menu, then I’ll break down my groceries so you can see what I bought for each planned meal.
WEEKLY DINNER MENU
- MONDAY: Matt is having flank steak with broccoli, I’m opting to stick with meatless Monday, so I’ll be having a Hilary’s Veggie burger over a salad with veggies.
- TUESDAY: Chicken Enchilada Bowl (shredded chicken with enchilada sauce over cauliflower rice with greens and veggies).
- WEDNESDAY: Minestrone Soup (Giada’s recipe-I’ll doing 1/2 the amount of meat, extra veggies, and I will also add in spinach).
- THURSDAY: Easy Cobb salad (greens, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, feta).
- FRIDAY: Out to dinner 🙂
This week’s grocery haul:
- Flank steak (for Matt’s dinner tonight): $8.54
- about 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast: (1 lb for enchilada meal, the rest for Cobb salads): $15.34
- 1/2 lb grass-fed, lean ground beef (for Giada’s Minestrone soup): $5.24
- Organic girl super greens 10 oz package $3.99 (on sale) for lunches
- 3 organic pink lady apples $2.12 (snacks)
- Grape tomatoes: $3.99 (lunch salads + Cobb salad dinner)
- Cauliflower rice: $4.99 (enchilada dinner)
- Onions: $0.39 (Minestrone soup and enchilada dinner)
- Lemons: $0.89
- Avocados 2/$3 (lunch salads, avocado toast snack)
- Celery bunch $1.50 (Minestrone soup)
- Califia Farms almond milk $2.99 (I rarely get this brand, I typically stick to the Whole Foods 365 brand, but since this was on sale, I decided to splurge) – breakfast smoothies
- Organic enchilada sauce: $2.99 (enchilada bowl dinner)
- 2 cans organic diced tomatoes: $2.50 (Minestrone soup dinner)
- Tomato paste: $1.39 (Minestrone soup)
- Green chiles: $1.39 (enchilada bowl)
- Cannellni beans: $0.99 (Minestrone soup)
- Organic beef broth: $2.79 (Minestrone soup)
- Croutons (for Matt’s lunches): $2.29
- Simple Mills Crackers (snacks): $3.99
- Health Ade Kombucha: $3.69
- Bulletproof collagen protein bar: $2.00
- Kite Hill Greek-style, almond milk yogurt (peach + blueberry flavors) for dessert or snacks 2/$3
- Hilary’s Adzuki Bean Burgers + Veggie Burgers – 2/$6 (One of my dinners + a lunch for the week)
- Organic frozen strawberries (large bag) – $7.99 (for smoothies)
*We already had:
- red pepper
- tortilla chips
- turkey (also for lunches)
*(these things are typically other items I would grab).
I hope you find this helpful! I’ll plan on doing more posts with tips and tricks on how to stay in a budget (particularly as I navigate through my own experience in the next few weeks). Let me know if you have any questions! For my master grocery list —> click here.
Have an awesome day!