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Well, here you go...I'm revealing my grocery shopping receipt! This is pretty typical of what I buy (and spend) each week for two people.
Non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening (Spectrum brand) ...$5.29 (Kroger)
(4) 6 oz. soy yogurts (raspberry, peach, strawberry, blueberry)...$4.00 (Kroger)
Bag of frozen chopped broccoli...$1.00 (Kroger)
Bag of frozen cut okra...$1.69 (Kroger Note: most of the time I can get this for $1.00)
Sabre classic hummus...$3.50 (Kroger)
3 ears of yellow corn...$1.14 (Kroger)
Can of blackeyed peas (store brand)...$0.69 (Kroger)
Sprite melon...$1.00 (Kroger)
2 fugi apples...$1.99 (Kroger)
1 vine ripe tomato...$0.78 (Kroger)
3 bananas...$0.61 (Kroger)
Loaf of Nature's Pride whole wheat bread...$1.99 (Kroger)
Trader Joe's Multigrain O's Cereal...$2.99 (Trader Joe's)
1 liter of cold pressed olive oil...$5.49 (Trader Joe's)
Loaf sliced multigrain sourdough...$2.99 (Trader Joe's)
Reduced guilt wheat crackers...$1.99 (Trader Joe's)
Whole wheat flour tortillas...$2.29 (Trader Joe's)
Bagged Romaine lettuce...$1.99 (Trader Joe's)
2 lbs mini pearl tomatoes...$4.98 (Trader Joe's)
Small block of baby Chalet swiss cheese...$2.74 (Trader Joe's)
Jar of Kosher dill pickles...$2.29 (Trader Joe's)
Jar of Traditional marinara sauce...1.29 (Trader Joe's)
Box of multigrain waffles...$1.99 (Trader Joe's)
3 lbs of gold potatoes...$2.99 (Trader Joe's)
Seedless watermelon...$3.99 (Trader Joe's)
2 Hass avocados...$2.58 (Trader Joe's)
TOTAL 64.27 before tax
- I plan my meals for the week and make a list based on what I need for those meals.
- We eat leftovers for lunch. Sometimes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a tomato sandwich.
- We snack on fruit, nuts, dark chocolate, and sometimes homemade cookies. I don't buy a lot of snack foods.
- We drink tap water put through a filter in our Brita pitcher. I don't buy juices or drinks.
- I spend more on certain items at Trader Joe's because it's important to me to buy food with the least amount of preservatives and additives, and organic when possible.
- I occasionally buy organic, free-range chicken for my husband (which adds to the overall cost).
- This particular week (above), I didn't need milk. But, I do buy a half-gallon of organic milk for my husband.
- I usually spend between $50-$75 per week for two people.