So, this is the final week of my grocery budget experiment. I had another successful shopping at Whole Foods and came in under budget, so my plan is to continue to shop there on a weekly basis with a trip to Trader Joe’s probably about once a month to stock up on certain items that tend to be cheaper there (i.e. nut butter, almond flour).
I have to admit, I’m actually really surprised that Whole Foods can be so affordable. Of course, there are lots of tips and tricks for shopping at Whole Foods on a budget, but I thought they would take a lot of time, effort, and planning, which wasn’t the case in my experience. It was actually easy to save money if I put in the effort! My meal planning and coupon cutting maybe takes me 10 minutes each week, and it’s definitely time well-spent. That said, here’s this week’s grocery shopping and meal plan!
This week’s meal plan:
- Sunday: Tofu Edamame Nuggets + steamed spinach + sweet potato fries
- Monday: Savory Baked Chicken Legs (from Practical Paleo) + grilled asparagus
- Tuesday: Chicken lettuce wraps
- Wednesday: Ground turkey, kale, and sweet potato pasta
- Thursday: Homemade pizza
- Friday: Quesadillas
- Saturday: Out to dinner
Sunday Monday prep:
- Chicken legs
- Broc-Cauli Chowder with Bacon (from Practical Paleo)
- Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Rice
- Hardboiled eggs
- Sweet potato wedges
Questions of the Day
Are you participating in my Cookbook Challenge? If so, what cookbooks are you breaking out this week?
Previous posts in this series:
- Week 1: Shopping at Whole Foods ($81.54)
- Week 2: Two weeks worth of groceries at Trader Joe’s ($145.93)
- Week 3: Two small, mid-week grocery shopping trips ($50.38)
- Week 4: Shopping sales and using coupons at Stop & Shop ($84.25)
- Week 5: Shopping sales and using coupons at Whole Foods ($78.48)
P.S. For the pug lovers: 16 Totally True Facts About Pugs!