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Brigette’s $99 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1/2 gallon Orange Juice – $1.59

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.49

1 32-oz container Half and Half – $1.45

1 24-oz container Cottage Cheese – $1.49

1 32-oz container Plain Greek Yogurt – $1.99

6 single-serving containers Greek Yogurt – $3.30

1 32-oz container Egg Whites – $2.95

2 lots Eggs – $1.50

1 10-lb bag Chicken Leg Quarters – $4.90

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1 5-lb roll frozen 73/27 Ground Beef – $8.15

1 pkg Deli Meat – $2.49

1 8-oz pkg Sliced Deli Cheese – $1.25

3 8-oz pkgs Cheddar Cheese – $4.35

1 bag Pepperoni – $1.99

1-lb Country Sausage – $2.69

2 cans Green Beans – $0.94

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.99

1 big tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 Pineapple – $1.19

1 bag Red Grapes ($0.85/pound) – $2.35

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.49

1 3-lb bag Pink Lady Apples – $2.99

1 bag Romaine Hearts – $1.99

1 pkg fresh Zucchini – $2.22

1 container Artisan Lettuce – $2.19

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 3-ct pkg Garlic Heads – $0.99

1 16-oz bag fresh Ginger Root – $1.69

1 Watermelon – $3.89

2 bags frozen Riced Cauliflower – $3.78

1 Cauliflower – $1.99

1 5-lb bag Potatoes and 2 Butternut Squash (devoid of a substantial box somebody gave church to share)

1 container Organic Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing – $1.79

1 container Organic Vinaigrette Dressing – $1.79

1 container BARBEQUE Sauce – $0.85

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.39

1 box Honey Wheat Puffs – $2.19

1 box Rice Squares – $1.49

1 box Cocoa Rice – $1.39

1 bag Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 32-oz box Spaghetti Pasta – $1.09

1 bag Veggie Straws, minimized – $0.92

1 bag Pretzels – $0.82

1 bag plain Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.69

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.55

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.59

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.19

1 container Spaghetti Sauce – $0.85

Grocery Total for the Week: $99.45

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Toast, Cereal, Oatmeal, Fruit, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Smoothies, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Grapes, Cucumbers, Pretzels

Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches, Watermelon, Veggie Straws, Grapes x 2

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter and Jelly, Apples, Peppers x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Homemade French Bread

Sausage Gravy over Biscuits, Fruit Salad

Grilled Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash, Fried Cauliflower Rice

Chicken Gravy over Rice, Tossed Salad, Butter Broiled Hamburger Buns

Upside Down Pizza (with pepperoni), Green Beans, Watermelon

Build-Your-Own Taco Salad (Seasoned Ground Venison, Shredded Romaine, Homegrown Tomatoes, Shredded Cheese, Chopped Onions, Corn Chips, Salsa, Plain Greek Yogurt), Rice

Leftover Taco Meat and Cheese (Salsa, Greek Yogurt, etc.) over Baked Potatoes, Fried 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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