Cybersecdn- This is everything I bought. It’s no secret that inflation has made almost everything we use more expensive, even things we need like food. Before, a jar of peanut butter cost less than $2. Now, it costs at least 20% more.
There’s no getting around the fact that living costs are a lot higher now than they were not long ago. To help deal with the rise in food prices a little, I’ve changed how I shop for groceries to get the most for my money. These are the foods I got over the weekend for less than $50 that will last me a week. Please note that the tools and information in this article are only meant to be fun and should not be taken as professional advice.
Grocery Store #1
These past few days, Aldi was the first store I went to. This food store is on my weekly shopping list because they always have deals on certain fruits and vegetables and pantry and fridge essentials. I often find some great deals at Aldi, and this past weekend was no different.
These things are what I bought at Aldi:
- Sweet Potatoes (three pounds)
- One Avocado (I got a few more at Walmart)
- Kiwi (one pound)
- Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Chickpea Pasta
- Frozen Broccoli Florets
- Canned Pumpkin
All together, the groceries above cost me about $12. Some of the things I put in nourishing bowls are sweet potatoes, avocado, and hummus. For a quick snack, I also like to eat hummus with carrots. I put broccoli on top of my pasta or eat it by itself. Either pasta sauce or olive oil goes well with the chickpea pasta. I already have both of these on hand. I put the pumpkin from the can in my protein cereal bowls.
You can tell that I like to mix and match a lot of my food so that I can make more kinds of meals. This method also helps me not throw away food.
Grocery Store #2
Walmart was the next store I went to. I paid a fair price for a few things at Walmart. I bought the following things on this trip:
- Two Avocados
- Canned Beets (two cans)
- Powdered Peanut Butter (Great Value brand)
- Tropical Zero Sugar “Punch” Drink
- Almond Milk
All together, the groceries above cost me about $18. The peanut butter powder costs most of the price, but the bottle is very big and lasts me a long time.
It’s in sandwiches and wraps, on toast, and in sweet potato bowls. I love adding beets to my health bowls and pasta. The peanut butter powder is what I put in my protein breakfast and cereal bowls. It’s what I put in my coffee or breakfast. I was excited to try the punch because it was something new.
Grocery Store #3
I picked up the last few things I needed at my last stop. Among these were:
- Baby Carrots (one pound)
- Bananas (four)
- Yellow Onions (two pounds)
- Spaghetti Squash
- Canned Mushrooms
- Pizza Sauce
- Cannelini Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Lavash Wraps
It costs about $16 to buy all of these things. For lunch or dinner, I can use these items to make veggie wraps, a tortilla “pizza,” or spaghetti squash pasta. Bananas are used in many ways by me. I put them in drinks, oatmeal or cereal, or as a snack with peanut butter.
They sold a chocolate bar with nuts for $2 that I bought as well. This buy, along with the three stops above, added up to about $48, which is just under $50 for this week’s groceries. There are some kitchen staples like oats, cereal, coffee, etc. that I buy from time to time, but I had plenty of those this week, so I didn’t need to buy them. On the whole, you can save some money on food if you plan. Before going to the store, I like to make a plan to make sure I don’t buy too much and waste money.