Every once in a while I’ll track my groceries and share my meal plans for a month. I decided to do that this month as I really need some accountability and posting it here is helpful, and I hope it’s a little interesting for you guys too.
Here was Week 1 groceries from Walmart. I also made a trip to Kroger for a few items (as well as Ryan for some milk).
Kroger: $4.58 + $1.99
Week 1 Total: $137.68
Here are a few close up pictures of the items.
Meal Plan Week 1:
Monday – Chicken Quesadillas (using crock pot salsa chicken) with homemade salsa
Tuesday – Tacos with leftover salsa chicken
Wednesday – Blueberry Pancakes, Eggs
Thursday – Homemade pizza (puff pastry crust, sauce, cheese, pepperoni)
Friday – Dinner out with parents
Saturday – Taco Bell (I know…lol) we went grocery shopping that night and boys wanted to stop and play there (first Taco Bell I’ve seen that had a play area)
Sunday – Superbowl (Homemade chili at our friend’s superbowl party)
I made some awesome homemade salsa for the week. I ended up making some for the Superbowl as well. You can find the recipe here.
I also made these chocolate chip banana muffins. I still like my mom’s banana bread recipe the best, but these were a tad healthier (to this date, I have not been able to find a banana bread/muffin recipe better than my moms, in my opinion). You can find the recipe I used for these here. They were super yummy!
I forgot to take pictures of the other recipes/meals. I’m trying to snap a shot before I eat it, but that doesn’t always happen. I planned a couple of other meals that didn’t make it on the table last week, so they rolled over to this week’s menu plan. Next week, I will share how I did with groceries at Aldi’s (thanks to y’all’s recommendations) and what we are eating this week.
For breakfast, I’ve been loving eggs/egg whites with the Bird’s Eye Breakfast blend veggies (frozen) scrambled in, drizzled with reduced sugar ketchup. I usually eat it with a Morning Star veggie “sausage” pattie or 2-3 slices center cut bacon. Lunch is always an unknown, but usually a sandwich, smoothie, or leftovers.
In review, I spent $137.68 for Week 1. Week 1 is usually my highest week as I’m loading up on a lot of essentials. Thanks for tagging along as I buy groceries and plan meals. If you have any questions or tips for me, let me know in the comments below.
Amy @ DebtGal says
Thanks for sharing! I don’t know why it’s so fascinating to see other people’s groceries and meal plans, but it is! Maybe it has to do with the fact that I hate grocery shopping and cooking… 🙂
I post my meal plans for accountability, too – I need that! I always mean to include photos of the finished food, but I never seem to remember. Dinner-time can be so hectic!
The new blog looks great!