Sunday, April 11, 2010

grocery list and budget

Ok, I know I just posted one, but I thought of something else on my mind.

Typically each month we spend around $200 on groceries. And we're pretty good about using what we have. However, we do eat out a lot. Like, three times a week. I want to do more meals at home, not only because it's cheaper, but it's healthier. I shop at Albertsons. I'm not a maniac fan of it or anything, it's just the closest store. So they had a special (not sure if its still going on) where if you buy a $250 gift card, they would give you an extra $20, and if you did $300 you got $30. So I got the $300 one. I figured, if I'm gonna be shopping here more instead of eating out, make it worth my wallet. So I get to use that money, plus my Albertsons card, plus coupons. Not bad.

My typical grocery list is:
2 gal milk
1 gal OJ
Pomegranate juice
Apple juice (we like juice)
Lots of fruit like bananas, lemons, limes, berries
Also lots of veggies like squash, zucchini, carrot, cucumber, onion, etc
Pasta + some kind of sauce
Chinese food from the frozen section (so good when you don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen)
Occasionally ice cream

When we eat at home, it's pretty healthy. I've rekindled my love for almond butter (it's like peanut butter for the PB-impaired). It's just when we eat out, we get these big delicious meals that 2 normal people could split just one of. We overeat, plus the food is greasy or sugary or salty, then it makes you feel gross, then you're grumpy, then your marriage suffers.

I'm really curious of any staple foods you typically have in your cupboards. I'm never without pasta or frozen chicken breasts.

1 comment:

  1. I love having cream of chicken soup and chicken broth in the pantry... you can do real easy recipes with that stuff and a lot of recipes come on the cans themselves! Also, tortillas and cheese are a good on hand item.


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