Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Grocery Grab Wednesday

Today's my favorite day for blogging...Grocery Grab Wednesday!  This was another week where I really didn't need much.  We ate lots of leftovers this week, so I still have plenty of ingredients for dinners.  We were running low of a few of our staple items and perishables, so I needed to stock up on those.  But overall, I got out pretty cheap this week!

Here's what I bought this week:

groceries from Sprouts
Grocery Haul from Sprouts

Sprouts
Green Leaf Lettuce - $0.99 (on sale)
Green Seedless Grapes - $1.53 (on sale)
Drews Organic Harvest French Dressing - $2.49 (on sale)
Canned Large Black Olives - $1.50 (on sale)
3 Boxes of Mom's Best Cereal - $3.99 (Buy One Get Two Free)
Organic Tortilla Chips - $2.49
2 Boxes of Cascadian Farms Organic Granola Bars - $5.00 (on sale)
Large Can of Sprouts Organic Tomatoes - $1.99
Lilly Sour Cream - $1.50 (on sale)
Mozzarella - $3.17
Sliced Monterey Jack - $2.16 (on sale)
Turkey Breast Lunch Meat - $3.50 (on sale)
Coffee Beans (0.79 lb of bulk) - $5.52 (on sale)
Thompson Seedless Raisins (1.07 of bulk) - $2.13 (on sale)
Organic Whole Wheat Bread - $2.99 (on sale)
Organic Raisin English Muffins - $1.99 (on sale)

Super Target
La Croix Coconut Sparkling Water - $3.00 (on sale)
Market Pantry Orange Juice with Calcium and Vitamin D - $2.84 (5% off with Cartwheel)
BYO Bag Credits - $0.20 Savings!

Royal Crest Dairy
2 Gallons of 1.5% Milk (Local, Hormone-Free) - $8.98
1 Dozen Eggs (Local, Hormone-Free) - 2.29

Total = $59.85

I was thinking about how much shopping and cooking habits have changed since I've been monitoring my weekly grocery spend, and I realized that my family has greatly cut back on the amount of meat that we eat. We definitely are meat eaters, and we usually have meat at most dinners. However, I now use meat sparingly and fill our plates with fruits and vegetables. To be honest, I don't even notice the smaller portions of meat when my plate is full of other foods. The meat almost becomes more of a side dish than a main course. When we keep the portions of meat small, we can still have meat on all of our plates without spending too much money.

Here are the dinners I am planning for this week:

Dinner #1 - Leftover Spaghetti Squash with homemade tomato sauce and spinach salad

Dinner #2 - Sausages and Peppers

Dinner #3 - Homemade Pizza and salad

Dinner #4 - Black Bean Soup with ham

Dinner #5 - Honey Sesame Chicken stir fry with brown rice

Dinner #6 - Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce and salad

Dinner #7 - Eggs, breakfast potatoes, fruit and chorizo (from the freezer)

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