Friends, I broke the cardinal rule of grocery shopping this week.
I went to the grocery store hungry.
Now, I didn’t go over budget but I definitely bought things I did not need *ahem* ice cream bars and brownies *ahem*.
I was still a couple dollars under my budget of $125 for our family of four, but just looking over my receipt and seeing my picture after I’ve had a good snack makes me cringe.
I share this only to let you know I am a real human. I make mistakes at the grocery store. And even with a meal plan and well planned out shopping list sometimes I make poor choices at the grocery store.
Luckily for me, I was still able to snag some money off using my Ibotta app. Even though the earnings at Aldi aren’t huge on the app, I’m still able to earn up to a couple dollars a week using the app. Combine that with Aldi’s good prices and my little mistakes don’t hurt as bad!
Aldi Grocery Haul
Mini Ice Cream Bars -$3.49
Sausage and Pepperoni Frozen Pizza – $5.85
Ground Turkey – $3.49
Organic Chicken Breasts – $7.24
Organic Chicken Breasts – $7.06
Frozen Wild Caught Salmon – $3.99
Frozen Peas – $0.79
Multigrain Crackers – $2.49
Cheese Sticks – $2.49
Colby Jack Cheese – $1.99
Espresso Coffee – $2.88
3 Pack Peppers – $2.79
Grassfed Ground Beef – $5.29
Brownie Mix – $0.85
Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti – $1.09
Romaine Hearts – $2.19
English Muffins – $1.19
Granola Bars – $2.39
Large Eggs – $0.76
Organic Pasta Sauce – $1.89
Organic Vanilla Yogurt – $2.89
Cucumbers – $0.59
2 x Cream Cheese – 2 x $1.29
Strawberries – $1.29
Sliced Deli Turkey – $2.49
2 x Deli Slice Cheese – 2 x $1.99
2 x Organic Bread – 2 x $4.29
Organic Peanut Butter – $3.39
Red Cherries – $2.63
3 lb. Oranges $1.99
Corn on the Cob – $1.69
Bananas – $0.99
2 x Gallon of Milk – 2 x $2.59
3 lb. Apples – $3.99
Veggie Straws – $1.89
5 lb. Potatoes – 3.89
Zucchini – $2.18
Total – $123.61
If you follow my other meal plans, you’ll notice this one is very different. I’ve included a bunch of different dinners I don’t normally make. I feel like I’ve been in a rut and so I’m trying to mix things up a bit.
Please note, that this meal plan includes some items I already had in my pantry. I also serve fruit with each meal.
Spaghetti and Meatballs with Peas
Grilled Chicken, Corn on the Cob and Mashed Potatoes
Frozen Pizza With Salad
Sauteed Chicken with peppers and zucchini over rice
Salmon, roasted potato wedges, steamed mixed vegetables
Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches
Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwhiches
Scrambled eggs and toast
English muffins with cream cheese
Apples With Peanut Butter
Yogurt with fruit