Crystal’s $85 Kroger Purchasing Journey (+ our menu plan)

When you’re new right here, I observe the Purchase Forward Precept — which implies that what we purchase every week is usually for future weeks. We refill on one of the best offers and markdowns every week and that implies that we then have a wide range of objects from earlier buying journeys to make use of to plan a menu from.

With the rise in grocery costs, I’ve determined to lift our grocery price range to $100 every week as a result of I’ve not been having sufficient wiggle room to refill like I’d wish to. This quantity will nonetheless problem me to be artistic whereas additionally giving me sufficient respiration room to refill and proceed to observe the Purchase Forward Precept.

Along with training the Purchase Forward Precept, I Reverse Meal Plan. Because of this I plan primarily based upon what we have now readily available plus what good gross sales/markdowns I discovered on the shops. (Learn extra about Reverse Meal-Planning right here.)

{Comply with me on Instagram tales for real-time movies on what I’m shopping for when you don’t wish to have to attend for me to get the publish written up for the weblog!}

Right here’s what I purchased for $85 this week at Kroger…

I used to be enthusiastic about this sale on raspberries and blackberries.

Kellogg’s cereal was $1.79 + there’s a $1/2 digital coupon on the Kellogg’s rewards web site! Additionally, you may get a free ebook with free transport for each Kellogg’s product you purchase (as much as 10 free books!)

Gala apples had been on sale for $2.99 for a 3/lb bag. Eggs had been $2.79/dozen — which, sadly, I now take into account an excellent deal! Kroger sausage (hyperlinks and patties) are $1.99 with the digital coupon (you may stand up to five at this value).

The Kraft String Cheese is $2.79/package deal with the digital coupon (you may stand up to five packages).

Apple juice is $1.29/bottle with the digital coupon (you may stand up to five at that value).

We’ll both use the additional $15 left within the price range on an excellent deal that comes up or roll it to subsequent week.

Our Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts —Pumpkin Bread, Cereal, Scrambled Eggs, Oatmeal, Baked Oatmeal

Lunches (the older children have lunch in school) — Sliced Peppers, String cheese, Yogurt, Toast, Arduous-Boiled Eggs, Fruit, Leftovers

Snacks — Popcorn, Fruit, String Cheese, Frozen Pizza, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins


Thursday: Cereal (hey, simply holding it actual — this was on Thursday evening after I went buying!)

Friday: Tailgating on the Soccer Sport with associates (our associates supplied meat and everybody else introduced sides/drinks — we introduced tater tots, inexperienced beans, and fruit, plus Waterloo for drinks)

Saturday: Rooster Barley Soup, Artisan Bread, Sliced Apples

Sunday: Dinner Out

Monday: Rooster Fried Rice, Do-it-yourself Rolls, Fruit

Tuesday: Snack-y Dinner at soccer recreation (PB&J sandwiches, String Cheese, Fruit, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins)

Wednesday: Waffles, Bacon, Fruit