Hey y’all! I wanted to pop in and show what a typical week of grocery shopping looks like for me at school. Since I don’t have a meal plan, I do a combination of making my own food, buying frozen meals, and going out to eat (and I occasionally get swiped into the dining hall by a friend). When I’m at school, I usually go to the store once per week to restock my fridge with fresh fruits and veggies, as well as any pantry or freezer staples that have run out.
This week, my freezer was still pretty stocked with frozen meals, and I had lots of pantry staples like oatmeal and granola bars on hand already, so most of my haul was fresh produce to go along with my main meals.
I’m a closet couponer, and I love saving money on groceries! I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I’m planning to do a whole post later about how I save money grocery shopping, especially on healthy food, which can be trickier than saving on junk food. I’ll have that post up sometime in the near future!
Here’s what I picked up for the week:
Whole Foods (Usually I just go to one grocery store, Harris Teeter, to save time, but I couldn’t pass up the apple sale after my mom texted me about it!)
- 5 pound bag organic Gala apples- $7.99 (sale)
- 3 pound bag organic mini Honeycrisp apples- $5.99 (sale- I stocked up on apples since it was a great sale, so they’ll last me longer than a week)
- ½ pint raspberries- $2.33 (sale + coupon)
- 1 quart strawberries- $2.00 (sale + coupon)
- 2 Stonyfield organic Greek yogurts- $1.50 (sale + coupon)
- 1 small bag organic Medjool dates from the bulk bins- $1.28
- 1 small bag salted cashew from the bulk bins (random craving)- free because the cashier’s scale stopped working! But they would’ve probably been about $1.
- 2 pounds organic baby carrots- $3 (sale)
- Silk almondmilk- $1.50 (sale + coupon)
- 3 Fage Greek yogurts- $3 (sale)
- 2 evol frozen burritos- $3 (coupon)
- 1 box sea salt caramel ice cream sandwiches- $2.50 (sale + coupon)- I let myself buy 1 ice cream treat each week 🙂
Total: $12.35 (My Harris Teeter does a 5% student discount)
And I also stopped by Trader Joe’s for about 60 seconds to pick up my favorite hummus.
It was in the same parking lot as Whole Foods, so it didn’t take much extra time. It was miraculous that I just grabbed the hummus and left, because I have a bad case of grocerystorewanderingitis where I get sucked into looking at all of the interesting foods…but I didn’t do it this time!
So, for the week, I spent $35.43. I already had some food in my dorm room, and some of this food will last me longer than a week…but good to know nonetheless!
Questions for you: Do you enjoy grocery shopping? Do you shop at more than one store?