Our grocery bill is now around $100-$150/week. It’s a lot more than my $50/week days, but now I have two more people in my household, so I think that counts for something. My son can eat quite a bit, as can my husband (especially when he’s been exercising!). And I’ve got quite an appetite these days, too, with Vivienne nursing a lot.
We go to one grocery store once per week. I don’t have time to go to multiple stores right now, but hopefully in a few months I can hit Aldi for a few things. Instead, I’ve been going to Giant Eagle Market District for all our purchases.
Giant Eagle is pricey, but it does have good produce and a decent stock of organic goods.
This week, I spent $125.
- $47 was produce, including grapes, mushrooms, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, grapefruit, romaine, yams, apples, green pepper, avocado, oranges and carrots
- $10.80 was milk. We buy roughly 3 gallons per week, and it’s $3.60 each. Oh, and it’s whole milk so it’s a little more than skim.
The rest was a little bit of meat and fish, bread, dairy goods, and some junk for good measure. My latest favorite candy is the Lindt chocolate truffles. Oh man, those are good!
I like buying spinach to use for salads or to cook and use. If I have some neglected spinach in my fridge and it starts to get wilty, I can cook it and still use it. You can do that with other types of greens if you like, but pretty sure you can’t do it with a head of lettuce! Plus, spinach is healthier than iceberg lettuce.
Our dinners this week, in no particular order. Keeping it pretty simple.
- Steak, mac & cheese, spinach
- Tilapia, sweet potatoes, frozen veggies or salad
- Soup, salad, rolls (the soup is an organic boxed potato soup that I bought awhile ago)
- Spaghetti, salad, bread
- Asian honey chicken, rice, veggie (I made the chicken x3 and froze some, and this is the last of it. We’ve had it baked and stir-fried and I think stir-fried or grilled is the way to go with this recipe).
- Lemon herb chicken ring, salads