here's my typical weekly grocery list + meal plan

Monday, October 09, 2017
One of my favorite blog posts to read from other bloggers is what they have on their grocery list from week to week. I wanted to share what is almost always on our grocery list. (We don't buy all of these things every single week but this is what we keep on hand from week to week, this is what you will always find in our fridge/freezer/pantry.)

I posted last week about my favorite quick, easy and affordable recipes, so now I give you my not quick, but easy and affordable grocery list. (I like to spend a minimum of one hour in the grocery store to really enjoy myself!)

• 1/2 pound of sliced deli turkey
• 1/2 pound of sliced Colby jack cheese

• 2 red bell peppers
• 1/2 lb. of fresh green beans
• 2 small zucchini

• 1 pack of Kings Hawaiian rolls
• 1 package of soft flour tortillas

• Enchilada sauce OR taco seasoning
• Muffin mix
• Pasta sauce
• 1 lb pasta
• Boxed Mexican rice

• 1 bag of frozen chicken breasts
• 1-3 lb. lean ground beef (if it's on sale, I will buy extra and freeze it.)
• Frozen Butterball turkey burgers (I don't like burgers unless they're chicken or turkey, and Pat is very picky about red meat, so we go with turkey burgers most of the time.)
• 1 lb. Smithfield's breakfast sausage

• 1 gallon skim milk
• 5 individual containers of Chobani yogurt (for Pat)
• 3 individual containers of Yoplait Oui yogurt (for Paige)
• 1 gallon of cold brew coffee
• 1 package of shredded cheese for tacos
• 1 package of mozzarella cheese
• 1 dozen eggs
• 1 package of sour cream

• Frozen onion rings
• Frozen French fries

• Kind breakfast bars
• Lays Poppables
• Brownie Brittle
• Trail mix
• Pretzels

Because we don't buy all of this every single week, our groceries range between $50 and $75 each week, depending on how long it's been since we last shopped (lately, we've been going every two weeks instead of weekly, so the bill has been higher). Consider these our staples. Then, I will buy additional ingredients necessary for the recipes that we're making that week – but I rarely, if ever, buy anything that can't be used in more than one recipe.


Breakfast - Muffins + yogurt
Lunch - Pasta salad
Dinner - Pesto chicken bake over pasta

Breakfast - Cereal
Lunch - Pasta salad
Dinner - Enchiladas with rice and chips with queso

Breakfast - Scrambled eggs + Yogurt
Lunch - Cheese quesadilla with salsa and sour cream
Dinner - Turkey burgers and baked zucchini fries

Breakfast - Scrambled eggs + Yogurt
Lunch - Pasta salad
Dinner - Sausage ranch quiche

Breakfast - Cereal
Lunch - Leftover quiche
Dinner - Baked chicken with roasted green beans


What is always on your grocery list?


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