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Grocery Haul and Meal Plan Series

Grocery Haul and Meal Plan – Week 7

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This year for Thanksgiving it was just the four of us. I still made a 12 .lb turkey with all the trimmings.

Despite how much we ate on Thanksgiving, we had A TON of leftovers. Because of that, my grocery haul was pretty light this week. We ate leftovers until Sunday and I still had some items in the freezer and pantry so I decided to just do an Aldi haul.

If you haven’t been following my weekly grocery haul series, here is a quick recap: We are a family of four with a $125/week budget. I shop mostly at Aldi and Sprouts and we eat most meals at home and everyone takes lunch to school.

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Grocery Haul

Grocery Haul and Meal Plan for a family of four. #budget #mealplan


Quick Oats – $2.39

Sparkling Water 12pk – $2.39

Frozen mixed vegetables – $0.79

Frozen Corn – $0.79

Lunchmeat – $2.49

Organic Chicken – $6.71

String Cheese – $2.79

2 x Sliced Cheese – 2 x $1.99

Colby Jack Cheese – $1.99

Dozen Eggs – $0.86

Cream Cheese – $1.29

English Muffins – $0.99

Multigrain Chips – $1.89

Organic Bread – $3.29

Apple Sauce – $1.69

Bananas  2.21lb x .43/lb – $0.95

Cucumber – $0.59

Broccoli Crowns – $1.19

Sprouted Bread – $2.99

Garden Salad – $0.79

Oranges – $3.89

Gala Apples – $3.39

2 Gallons of Milk – 2 x $2.35

Total (with Tax) – $57.32

Grocery haul and meal plan for a family of four on a budget. See exactly what we eat and how much we spend! #budget #mealplan

Meal Plan

I always like to share what I used from my pantry or freezer. This week I had leftover Thanksgiving foods, frozen pizza, rice, crackers, carrots, and pancake mix.


Leftovers (2 nights)

Frozen Pizza with salad and carrot sticks

Paprika Chicken with rice and broccoli

Vegetable Stir fry with Rice

Breakfast for dinner – scrambled eggs, toast and fruit


Crackers, ham and cheese and cucumber slices

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches

Turkey sandwiches


English Muffins




Multigrain Chips

String Cheese





Check out the full Grocery Haul and Weekly Meal Plan Series to see how I’ve been doing with my grocery budget and find more meal plans.

Need some more dinner time inspiration? Check out this post on 25 Easy Meals for Busy Nights.

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  • Reply Ana December 2, 2018 at 4:13 am

    I love seeing other people’s grocery hauls and meal plans! Aldi is incredible. I can never believe my total whenever I check out.

    • Reply Jill December 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      I do, too! It’s one of the reasons I wanted to share my own. Aldi is amazing, but I also have to be careful there because I have blown my budget there when I pick things up because they are just so cheap!

  • Reply Melanie January 8, 2019 at 6:43 am

    I just found your blog and I love your posts!!! Thank you for sharing 😍

    • Reply Jill January 8, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Melanie!

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