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Aimee’s $120 Grocery Haul and Menu Plan

Aimee’s $120 Grocery Haul and Menu Plan

Aimee’s $120 Grocery Haul and Menu Plan

We just completed a 1 week pantry challenge where we did not go grocery shopping until Friday, and we ate 3 meals from our pantry, without heading out to the grocery store. We had food we needed to eat up, and doing a pantry challenge is one of the only ways I can really motivate myself to eat it all up.

By Friday, I was feeling the tension from my family, saying that we needed more food, more fresh produce to be exact, so I headed to the store and stocked-up on the necessities, and few “fun” items. Here’s what I got:

Aldi’s Trip: Spent $90.90

Favorite Deals:

GF Raisin Bread: $2.59

Oyster Crackers (my kids favorite snack): $.79 each!

Large Canister of Oats – $1.99 each

Eggs, 1 dozen: $1.09 each

I cannot say I found just amazing deals, but what’s great about Aldi’s is that their prices are generally AMAZING!!!!! all the time! This is the store I come to to get my pantry stocked and ready for the week.

I do have to say though, I was not impressed with their meat this week. No “great” deals to shout about, so I headed over to Sprouts to get my meat.

Sprouts Trip: Spent $27.05

Favorite Deals:

Ground Beef: $2.99/lb

Chicken Breasts: $1.99/lb

I picked these products over Aldi’s because the quality just looked so much better!!!

I didn’t think this meat would be enough to last us all week, but we are going out to eat a few nights this week, so I think we will have enough. I almost ran to Costco to grab a ham, but I don’t think we will need it. One night this week my husband and I are going on a date, and the next night we are taking our kids to the county fair! I am super excited for that, and the memories that will be made.

GRAND TOTAL: $117.95!!!! Wow, so close to $120!

I am super excited with my purchases and the fact that my fridge and pantry are stocked!


Weekly Menu Plan:


Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pancakes with chocolate chips. These are a family favorite!
This is my husband’s breakfast every single morning. He loves them, and they are way cheaper than buying CLIFF bars.


Lunch to-go for my husband. BBQ chicken with baked potato and frozen veggies
  • cooked hamburger patties and chicken with baked potatoes and veggies, pb&j sandwiches with chips and fruit, SONIC trip, leftovers, salad


Super easy tip: marinate your chicken breasts in DRY seasoning packets, like ranch dressing mix or Italian dressing mix. It makes the chicken even more flavorful than using a bottled wet dressing.

  • BBQ Ranch Chicken with sweet potato and apple hash, and broccoli with cheese
  • Italian Chicken with pasta and green beans
  • Date Night – means grilled pb&j’s for the kids with fruit salad
  • Fun Family Fair Night – dinner at the fair – turkey legs, corn dogs, fries, funnel cake (aka: all the junk food!)
  • Dump Stew and biscuits
  • Baked Potato Bar with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and veggies
  • Corn and Potato Chowder with grilled cheese sandwiches

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