Sunday, October 12, 2014

What $47 Bought for a Meijer Food Shopping Trip

Our food budget is pretty small right now but that does not mean we are not eating well! With what we have in cupboards, freezers and pantries, we have just been supplementing what we have for the week to add to inventory to make yummy meals. To give you an idea as I will be making posts of what we had for the week and what we spend throughout the month and when I will show you what we bought for the $47 and then what we had already. As you can see it is a combination of some healthy and then some not so healthy and complete junk. But it will provide for several fairly healthy to very healthy meals for the week. I look forward to sharing with you!

Our $47 food purchases at Meijers was as follows:

1 large bag fruity pebbles cereal ( not my choice, a must have for hubby LOL)
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer ( another must by hubby next to me )
3  8 ounce blocks of mild cheddar cheese ( buy 2 get 1 free)
1 dozen medium eggs
2 pkgs Bagels
2 cans Pink Salmon
3 lb bag of dried Pinto Beans
1 box crackers
3  packs of Tortilla Shells ( 10 in a bag)
6 green peppers ( in bag and on sale)
bag of romaine lettuce ( 6 in pack for $4)
1 Bok choy
6 Pears ( 1.29 a pound)
3 lbs Bananas
pkg of 8 Burritos


What we already had at home:

2 Gallons Milk
Large bag of Puffed Wheat Cereal
3 pounds of stick butter
1 dozen eggs
2 pkgs Cream Cheese
1 bag frozen broccoli
1/2 bag frozen beans
3 or 4 bags left of fresh frozen blueberries
1 package flat rounds bread
2 loaves bread
2 pkgs  of 4 or 5 each Frozen Talipia
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg bacon
ground flax seed
Sugar
8 cans green bean
1 can peas
2 cans Chick Peas
2 cans cream corn
2 cans corn
1 can tomato paste
1 small can pumpkin
2 cans coconut milk
1 box pancake mix ( someone had given us that, I don't usually buy pancake mix)
Coffee
1  1/2 of 5 pound bags white flour
fresh baby carrots
Sour Cream
1 head of cabbage
3 yellow onions
3 apples
several pkgs of dried kidney beans, black beans, white northern beans, lentils
walnuts
pecans
coconut
dates
condiments
spices and bouillons
a tiny bit of jasmine rice
1 box of Organic Quinoa
1 box of wild mushroom couscous
1 Tin Oatmeal
1/2 jar peanut butter and jellies
honey
white potatoes
1 chocolate cake mix
1 can tuna
1 box penne pasta
1 box Spaghetti noodles
Sunflower Hearts


So far off of this we have had 3 meals ( dinners only)

1.) Hamburger Cabbage Soup

2.) Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Toast and rosemary diced potatoes

3.) Pan Seared Lemon Peppered Talipia,  with Baked Potatoes and Sour Cream and Fried Cabbage

4.) Stuffed Meatless Peppers

5.) Blueberry Pancakes


( I will be sharing some of the recipes over next few days!)