Sunday, July 28, 2013

Groceries: Aldi and Trader Joe's

What's up!

Before I head to bed, I thought I'd write a post about my grocery shopping for this week.

I bought all our food from Aldi and Trader Joe's.  I have a loaner car right now (because mine is in the shop), and it is majorly sucking down the gasoline, so I did my shopping on the way to and from work this afternoon/evening. I thought about just getting everything at Trader Joe's. But, I'm glad I went to Aldi because I'm pretty sure it saved me some on the grocery bill and it didn't cost me any extra in gas.

We'll get more farm eggs midweek ($10) and we have an abundance of local peaches left from last week's purchase. I think I should send my husband to the orchard every time... the lady must like him because she gives him good deals :)

OK, I know this is more primal and not ideal... but ya gotta do what you can.  I try to prioritize the animal products - like wild caught salmon and grass-fed beef (sure wish it was local) over organic produce. This works for our family right now.

The stuff at the back is from Aldi, the items towards the front are from Trader Joe's. I spent a total of $139 (about $70 at each store), so even with the eggs, that keeps us within our $150/week food budget.

2 lbs. salmon
12 oz. shrimp
4 lbs. ground turkey
1 chicken
3 hearts of romain
sour cream
sweet potatoes
monterrey jack cheese
1 lb. almonds
2 dozen eggs
2 limes
frozen berries
sweet potato chips
green peppers

Trader Joe's:
3 lbs. grassfed beef
frozen chicken tacos
hot dogs
4 cans tuna
banana chips
3 apples
apple cider vinegar
olive oil (Aldi was out)
sun butter
full fat european yogurt
2 cans coconut milk
2 cans coconut cream

Check out this week's menu if you want to see what's going to happen to all this food!

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