Week 11 – Grocery Haul and Meal Plan

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If you’ve seen my other meal planning posts, you know that we budget $125 a week for our family of four. 

We’ve made some big savings goals for the next year, which includes saving up to be able to pay cash to redo all the floors in our house, and so I’m looking for little places we can trim. 

Grocery shopping is definitely one of those ares in our budget where I can make some better decisions. 

Since our grocery budget has been the same for years, I’m really nervous about how I will be able to make this work. I’ve cut our budget to $100 a week.

And this week I was able to stay under $100!

The hardest part was that I FELT like I didn’t buy enough, when in fact we had enough food. Everything was written out on my meal plan sheet and I knew we would be fine. (Go here to download my meal planning template)

Check out exactly what I bought below!

Aldi Grocery List

5 Lb. Baking Potato – $1.99

Large Eggs – $1.07

Wild Caught Salmon – $3.99

Asian Blend Frozen Vegetables – $1.59

Frozen Peas – $0.79

Mild Cheddar – $1.99

Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.99

Deli Sliced Ham – $2.49

String Cheese – $2.79

Chicken Broth – $1.39

Coffee – $2.99

Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti – $1.09

3 Mangoes – $1.17

Brownie Mix – $0.85

Organic Yogurt – $2.89

Organic Bagels – $2.99

Long Grain Rice – $1.99

Popcorn – $1.99

Red Grapes – $3.99

Bananas – $0.83

Blueberries – $1.69

2 X Strawberries – $1.29

Cream Cheese – $1.29

3 lb Apples – $3.49

Watermelon – $2.79

Pork Tenderloin – $6.56

Chicken Thighs – $4.86

Organic Chicken Breasts – $8.51

Organic Chicken Breasts – $8.45

Gallon of Milk – $2.55

Taxes: $7.33

Total: $83.63

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Meal Plan

As with all my weekly meal plans I had some items already in my pantry and fridge that are part of these meals. I always take an inventory before I go to the grocery store to help me come up with my meals. This week those items include: lettuce, tomatoes, peanut butter, honey sandwich bread and oatmeal.


Chicken and Rice Soup

BBQ Pork Tenderloin, Rice, Salad

Vegetable Lo Mein

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peas

Foil Pack Salmon, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken with Mustard Sauce, Rice, and Salad


Lunch (all served with fruit)

Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches



Bagels and cream cheese

Oatmeal and berries

Scrambled eggs and toast

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