I don’t know about you, but I am always intrigued when people do a grocery haul on Instastories and on their blogs. I guess I’m a bit nosy in that I like seeing what other people are eating! I thought it might be fun to do a little post sharing this week’s grocery haul, since I’m starting a new workout program (80 Day Obsession for you Beachbody fans!) and I’m planning to follow the meal plan as much as possible while maintaining my Paleo/Whole30 lifestyle. The biggest change in my diet will be the need to incorporate snacking (which is similar to how I used to eat before Whole30-ing) and pre-workout meals, but the actual foods that I’m eating will pretty much remain the same (still no dairy, no simple carbs, etc.) – except I added more fruits and veggies for snacking this week!
As usual, I ordered most of our groceries from Walmart and picked them up over the weekend, but I also hit Sprouts afterward since their produce is so good and they have great sales. Some weeks, like this week, we also had to stop by Kroger and Target in order to snag everything for the week. It can be time-consuming, but fortunately ordering the bulk of our groceries from Walmart means we can shorten our other stops.
This Week’s Groceries
- Sweet Potatoes
- Red Potatoes
- Baby Spinach
- Bell Peppers
- Frozen Berries (for protein smoothies)
- Ground Turkey
- Pork Chops (we made these over the weekend and I can’t wait to share the recipe!)
- Turkey Sausage
- Turkey Pepperoni
- Shrimp (for Paleo Shrimp + Grits)
Snacks + Miscellaneous
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Black Beans
- Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
- Dark Chocolate Chips (I refuse to give up chocolate, ever.)
- Coconut Flour
- Plantain Chips
- Orange Juice (for the Orange Chicken recipe)
- Cheese (for the girls)
- Yogurt Pouches (for the girls)
Grand Total: $125.17
We definitely bought more produce this week than usual and we rarely buy pork or seafood, so those were extra expenses for the week. In a normal week, though, I expect to spend $90-100 on food, not including our monthly Costco visit (and of course some things go farther than just a week!).
How does your grocery bill stack up? I always thought we spent way too much on food, but I’ve seen lots of discussion lately on grocery spending and I feel like we’re on the lower end of what some people spend each month!
Also, I’ve tried Aldi several times but to be honest, I haven’t found it to be much cheaper than Walmart – so not worth the extra stop in my opinion. We don’t have a Trader Joes here YET, but they are building one now – so I will for sure be shopping there some when it opens!