I don’t think this even qualifies as a grocery haul. It’s more of a “I just picked a few things up at the grocery store” sort of post. Honestly, I haven’t been following my own advice lately. This weekend I threw out a head of cauliflower and whole lot of lettuce. People often think eating healthy is expensive. Buying fresh produce isn’t usually more costly than buying shelf stable items, but throwing out veggies sure wastes your money! You’ve got to actually eat the food you buy in order to keep your budget in check.
So this week I am committing to eating through my fridge, freezer, and pantry (something I also said last week, but clearly didn’t follow through with…), even if that means I have to get a bit creative with meals! Tacos and asparagus for dinner? Sure, why not! Oatmeal and jam? Yes, please!
This Week’s Grocery Haul Highlights
I’m actually just going to tell you the cost of all 6 items because quite frankly, I lost my receipt. Boy am I a mess this week.
- Strawberries $3.75/lb (which is way too expensive but I wanted them for a picture)
- Bell Peppers $.99/lb
- Pork Shoulder $1.99/lb
- Chicken Sausage $3.79/13.5oz package
- Ground Coffee $5.50/12oz bag
- Fruit Spread $2.50/10oz jar
Total Spent: $25.75
Meal Planning Ideas
Time to get creative! With the exact items pictured, here’s how I’ll use them.
Strawberries – In my Overnight Oats – I’ve got milk, oats, and syrup waiting to be used.
Bell Peppers & Chicken Sausage – In my Sweet Potato Hash – I’ve got a basket full of sweet potatoes and onions.
Pork Shoulder – Slow cooked and ready to be used in whatever my heart desires, but likely tacos using leftover tortillas and salsa.
Fruit Spread – On top of some Ezekiel bread that’s sitting in the fridge.
Ground Coffee – In my weekend morning Cup of Joe (because during the week, I drink the free stuff at the office) – This is seriously the first time I have EVER bought coffee. Through a variety of happenings, Ty and I had a year’s supply of coffee that we just used up. I was so lost in the coffee aisle trying to decide what to buy.
Curious what I consider a good price for groceries? I’ve listed the maximum price I’ll pay for food on this page!
Related Post: How Much Should YOU Spend on Groceries?
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