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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

Aldi

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.

I like to create my meal plan with good ol’ fashion pen and paper using my meal planning template (you can download it here for free).

If you prefer using an app, I recommend trying Cozi.

Most people don’t realize that the Cozi app has a meal planning function, but it’s one of the better free meal planning apps out there. (and of course it has lots of other stuff like calendars, reminders etc)

Dinner

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

Lunch

Crackers, ham and cheese and cucumber slices

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches

Turkey sandwiches

Breakfast

English Muffins

Oatmeal

Pancakes

Snacks

Multigrain Chips

String Cheese

Crackers

Applesauce

Banana

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.

4 thoughts on “Grocery Haul and Meal Plan – Week 7”

    1. 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!

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