Saturday, October 15, 2016

A peek into our grocery shopping

No pictures, because. . . I couldn't quite pull it together to round everything up after we got home. I had hungry boys on my hands - and they were starving. :-) .

I love seeing what others buy at the grocery store, so here's what we bought this week. I bought everything but the green salsa at Costco, in case you're wondering about sizes. I needed that for my homemade chicken taquitos that I freeze & pull out for a quick & easy lunch.


  • Clementines - $8.99
  • Pears - $5.79
  • Bananas - $1.39x2
  • Grapes - $5.79
  • Organic apples - $9.99
  • Peaches - $8.99
  • Pineapple - $2.99
  • Honeydew - $2.99


  • Carrots - $4.99
  • Broccoli - $5.99
  • Brussel sprouts - $3.99
  • English cucumber (pack of 3) - $3.49x2
  • Kale - $4.29


  • 2% milk - $4.89
  • Goat cheese - $6.79 (two large logs of goat cheese)
  • A brick of Tillamook cheddar cheese - $8.49
  • Organic eggs - $6.39


  • Turkey breast for lunches - $11.37


  • Torta rolls - $6.49
  • Naan - $4.99


  • Green salsa - $2.39
  • Chicken potstickers - $6.99 (I was conned into these by my 10 year old :))
Total spent = $130.95 (Costco) + $2.39 at Lucky (for the salsa)

So, what do we do with all of the food? 

  • Well, the boys have eggs & fruit for breakfast every day. Yes, I try to get M to switch things up, but he's a man of routine. 
  • I eat at work during the work week - supplied by work, so no groceries required. On weekends, I usually have fruit, a smoothie, or an egg on toast.
  • M eats lavosh bread with cucumber & feta, and sometimes a homemade muffin 

  • M & I both get free lunches at work (work week). On weekends, I typically have leftovers or a homemade taquito from the freezer + fruit, and carrots/hummus. I make M a sandwich with whatever's hanging around the fridge.
  • During the school week, we pack lunches for the kids. They have either a thermos with pasta or leftovers, or a sandwich, fruit, a small treat, etc. On the weekends, the kids have things like quesadillas, mac & cheese, chicken, etc.
  • I post my menu every week, and we have salad with every dinner. The kids drink milk, we drink water. We drink wine while making dinner on the weekend.
  • We don't typically have dessert. The kids eat a bowl of fruit in the evenings. 
  • For snacks, I either make something (granola bars, etc), or the kids have smoothies, nuts, etc. We try to limit packaged food.

Other than the potstickers, this is a very typical shopping trip for us. What about you? What do you normally buy at the store?


  1. Ohh, my daughter loves tauitos, but I've never tackled them homemade. Link if you ever a get a chance and I would give them a go. I know what you mean about the starving kids. DD1 grabbed wo muffins, amost instantly out of the oven this morning, and then was back done to grab two more. She had to have inhaled the first two.

  2. I loosely use this recipe.

    In reality, what I do is take grilled chicken (rotisserie is also fine, but we grill 10+ lbs at a time & then freeze), black beans (or pinto, or whatever), shredded cheese, and some sort of liquid/salsa & blend in the food processor until it achieves a paste like texture. Spread the paste into tortillas & roll. I freeze & then pull out to bake (they crisp up really nicely if you spray them with Pam or whatever) & serve with sour cream & salsa on the side.

    You can heat them in the microwave in a pinch, but they aren't as good when they are not crispy.

    I usually make about 30 at a time, and it takes a few batches in the food processor. But, when you're done, you have a quick & easy lunch, etc.