I have a weird grocery shopping routine. You see I switch store each week. This week I decided that all the stores in my area really didn’t have great deals on the things we need. I go to kroger/ harris teeter using coupons, Sam’s club which by the way is only $5.16 today for a membership <—- HUGE DEALS. Then I go to Trader Joe’s. I make an emergency run to Food lion since it is near us. I have a $125 a week budget for 5 people. We eat a lot of fruit and veggies so I alternate between Sam’s club and Trader Joe’s for those. I buy my meat at the grocery store and Sam’s club. I use coupons but only when they offer a deal on something we already buy. I am a huge fan of Trader’s Joe’s frozen food the veggies are really cheap and the Milk is only $1.89 for a GALLON!!! I love their selection of interesting easy to prepare food. I supplement all that with the items I buy at Sam’s club. They have cheaper bread and large quantities of fruits and veggies.
The number #1 reason to have a Sam’s Club card is their electronic and the cheap warranties that you can buy with them. That is why the deal today for only $5 is awesome BUY it now .
Well back to Trader Joe’s which is the point of the post since some of you ask what I buy and how I spend only $125 a week and eat healthy. I decided I would tell you what we are eating for the week. Then you can see if you develop a pattern of knowing what your family eats and buying it at the best possible price you can also live on less.
Chicken with mushroom risotto
Cheeseburgers with tater tots and baby broccoli
Tortellini with red sauce and a salad
Fish with Asparagus
Tacos with white sweet corn
Mushroom and polenta with a salad
Freezer Calzones will share recipe
Egg salad sandwich
Bagel with cheese and pizza sauce
Italian sandwich meat
Fruit and crackers and cheese
Waffles with strawberries
Cereal with oranges
Oatmeal with blueberries
Challah french toast
Eggs and Turkey Bacon
Bagels with fig spread
I spent $124.31 at Trader Joe’s and 30% of the items will not bee used this week or will last for two weeks. I will go to Sam’s club next week or Kroger depending on what we need from the store. You can see my must buy list for Trader Joe’s