Gretchen’s $75 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Gretchen's $75 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Lidl
I finally got to go to Lidl after hearing about it for a while! I was super impressed and excited to see all the great deals they had. It is almost an hour from my house and I didn’t have a cooler with me, otherwise I would have purchased a lot of their refrigerated and frozen items.
1 pack Green Peppers – $1.49
1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.29
1 bag Flour Tortillas – $0.95
1 bag Burrito Tortillas – $1.29
1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79
1 bag Apples – $1.29
2 dozen Eggs – $0.75 each
Total: $8.60

Aldi
1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39
1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99
1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79
1 Value Pack Frozen Tilapia – $1.79
1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.89
1 bag Frozen Steak Fries – $1.59
1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59
2 pkg MooTubes Yogurt – $1.29 each
2 Half & Half – $1.55 each
1 gallon Milk – $1.69
1 box Cocoa Rice Cereal – $1.45
1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.39
1 Container Yogurt – $2.69
1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95
1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75
1 bag Romaine Lettuce – $2.19
1 can Refried Beans – $0.75
2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.34 each
2.87 lbs Bananas – $1.12
1 Spread Butter – $2.29
1 Seedless Cucumber – $0.89
4 Yogurts – $0.25 each
1 lb Butter – $2.66
1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.95
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.50
1 bag Spinach – $1.19
2 cans Green Beans – $0.38 each
1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85
2 Chunk Cheese – $1.45 each
1 can Black Beans – $0.48
1 Italian Dressing – $0.89
1 Chunk Tuna – $0.68
1 loaf Bread – $0.55
1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35
1 pkg Blueberry Bagels – $1.49
1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69
Total: $66.69
Total for both stores: $75.29
Menu Plan for This Week
Breakfasts
Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Bagels, Spinach Smoothies, Yogurt
Lunches
Tossed Salad Bar, Tuna Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit/Hard Boiled Eggs/Crackers, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers
Dinners
Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Biscuits
Grilled Tilapia, French Fries, Steamed Broccoli
Spaghetti, Green Beans, Toast
Tacos, Chips & Salsa
Bean Burritos, Fruit Salad
Pancakes, Eggs
Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

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