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Brigette’s $97 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

Pineapple – $1.19

1 3-pound bag Granny Smith Apples – $2.49

2 cans French Green Beans – $0.74

1 bag frozen Riced Cauliflower – $1.89

1 3-ct pkg Multi-Colored Peppers – $2.49

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.79

1 pkg Romaine – $1.99

1 tub Artisan Lettuce – $1.99

1 bag Carrots – $0.69

1 pkg Zucchini ($1.19/pound) – $2.08

1 bag Red Grapes ($0.95/lb) – $2.13

1 bag fresh Spinach – $0.79

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.49

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.43

1 gallon 1% Milk – $1.43

2 64-oz containers Orange Juice – $3.18

1/2 gallon Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.49

1 16-oz container Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.25

1 5-lb roll 73/27 Ground Beef, lowered – $9.45

1 pkg Deli Meat – $2.49

2 pkgs fresh Chicken Drumsticks (reduced to 50% off – $0.69/pound) – $5.80

1 pkg fresh boneless Chicken Breasts ($1.79/pound) – $19.79

1-lb pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

2 pkgs Pepperoni – $3.98

2 boxes Crisp Rice – $2.70

1 box Rice Squares – $1.39

1 box Cocoa Rice – $1.45

1 32-oz box Elbow Macaroni – $1.09

2 boxes Macaroni and Cheese – $0.68

1 big container Old Fashioned Oats – $2.19

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.29

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.29

4 8-oz blocks Mozzarella Cheese – $5.00

1 8-oz pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.49

2 1-lb boxes Butter – $4.24

1 16-oz container Peanut Butter – $1.29

1 container Organic Fruit Jam – $1.49

1 bag Flour Tortillas – $0.55

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.50

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.59

1 bundle Rice Cakes – $1.75

2 bags Marshmallows – $1.78

Grocery Total for the Week: $97.69

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal, Cereal, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets (eggs from our buddy’s chickens), Smoothies, Fruit

Lunches

Macaroni and Cheese, Apples, Peppers

Deli Meat and Cheese Sandwiches, Grapes, Carrots x 2

Pb and J on Rice Cakes, Cucumbers, Apples x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese (meatless), Broccoli (from the freezer), Pineapple

Potluck Dinner with Friends (I’m bringing a huge batch of Pepperoni Rolls and Rice Krispy Treats)

Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Homemade Bread

Chicken and Rice Soup, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Build-Your-Own-Burritos, Cauliflower Rice

Pancakes, Bacon, Scambled Eggs

Hamburgers, Baked Potatoes, Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

Gabriel

A news media journalist always on the go, I've been published in major publications including VICE, The Atlantic, and TIME.

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