This Week’s $70 Grocery Budget

Want to see what we bought for this week’s $70 grocery budget? I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

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Kroger Shopping Trip #1

  • Rotisserie Chicken — marked down to $4.19
  • Broccoli Pearls — marked down to $1
  • Bag of Nectarines — marked down to $0.99
  • 2 bottles of Kroger salad dressing — marked down to $0.79 each
  • Butter — $2.89
  • Eggs — $2.99
  • Green Leaf Lettuce — $1.79
  • 4 cans of Campbell’s soup — on closeout for $0.50 each
  • Loaf of Quinoa Bread — marked down for $1.79 each
  • Brown Rice — $0.69
  • 2 boxes Kellogg’s cereal — on sale for $1.79 when you buy 5 participating items, used $1/2 coupon = $1.29 each
  • 3 boxes Mom’s Best cereal — $1.49 each when you buy 5 participating items
  • Total with tax: $28.86

I’ve been finding so many closeout deals at Kroger recently! If you have time when you’re at Kroger, I recommend going through each aisle and looking for the white closeout tags to see what you find!

I was excited about the Friday-Saturday deals at Kroger. And, as you can imagine, my kids were pretty excited about the $0.99 ice cream!

Kroger Shopping Trip #2

  • Think bar — Free with Free Friday coupon
  • 5 tubs Kroger ice cream — $0.99 each with the Friday-Saturday deals
  • 2 Pork Back Ribs — $1.67/lb with the Friday-Saturday deals
  • 4 bags frozen peas and broccoli — $1 each
  • 4 bags of fruit — marked down to $0.99 each
  • Total with tax: $21.92

Sprouts Shopping Trip

  • Kashi — free with Sprouts digital coupon
  • 3 tubs of blueberries — on sale for $1.98 each
  • Total with tax: $6.58

Dollar Tree Shopping Trip

(We stopped by to buy a few things for a project Kathrynne was working on so I grabbed these two things while we were there)

  • 1 package of lentils — $1
  • 1 package of swabs — $1
  • Total with tax: $2.18

What We Ate On Our $70 Grocery Budget This Past Week

Note: When you see the meals below, please remember this: I buy ahead often. Which means that when I find a great deal on something I know we’ll use, I buy as much as I can afford in our budget to have on hand.

This means that you aren’t going to see all of the groceries my shopping trip that I used to make all of the meals we ate.

Please also remember that I’m putting this out there and it’s not a perfectly balanced menu. This is just really what we ate — and I hope that it encourages you to see the real-ness and lack of perfection here.

Our Menu Plan


  • Scrambled Eggs/Avocado/Salsa, Fried Eggs, Cereal, Blueberries, Bran Muffins


  •  Leftovers, Salad/Toast, Blueberries, Cereal, Soup, Banana Muffins, Watermelon


  • Popcorn, Cookies, Blueberries


  • Sunday — Leftovers/fend for yourself
  • Monday — Brats, Corn on the Cob
  • Tuesday — Chicken Casserole, Peas, Banana Muffins
  • Wednesday — Rotisserie Chicken, Rice, Fruit
  • Thursday — Broccoli and Rice Stirfry with Leftover Rotisserie Chicken, Watermelon
  • Friday — Olive Garden Take Out
  • Saturday — Meatballs, Peas, Leftover Olive Garden Breadsticks

$70 Grocery Budget Totals

Total spent on groceries: $

Cashback earned this week: 400 points for submitting my receipts to Fetch rewards + $3.10 for submitting my receipt to iBotta rewards.

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