Your grocery list for $70-$80
- 10-18-2011, 02:43 PM
Your grocery list for $70-$80
Hitting the grocery store tonight and just curious as to what you all pick up on a weekly basis or so. I have $70-$80 budgeted for the moment and would like your input. Here is what I was going to pick up:
Chicken Breasts (not sure if I was going w/ frozen or raw, depends on price)
A couple cartons of eggs
100% whole grain bread
Some unflavored yogurt (regular) and a container of Greek Yogurt
Almond Milk (If I can find some at this place I'm trying tonight)
some mixed veggies (frozen and fresh)
Possibly a Steak for the weekend (If $ permits)
- 10-18-2011, 08:20 PM
i get 3 pounds salmon 7 pounds chicken 3 things of chevrine goat cheese. and i get 1 london broil and 3 lb grounmd turkey 93/7. done for like 2 weeks.
- 10-18-2011, 08:21 PM
veggies i buy every other day usually peppers zucchini head of lettuce garlic and sweet onions. and thats all at an every 2 day basis. if i feel like eating them.
10-19-2011, 05:28 PM
Base your shop on the seven days:
1 tin of tuna a day, 3 eggs a day, a chicken breast a day, then buy a big sack of rice for carbs.
10-19-2011, 05:48 PM
I agree with JackMac, tuna would be a good one to add to the list. You can get it for really cheap and it's a great source of protein.
10-19-2011, 06:56 PM
goto BJs so much better for food pricing.
im weary of canned foods due to BPA, but every so often ill have a can of red sockeye salmon which is 700 calories.
id buy protein and fats first, carbs you can get anywhere.
10-20-2011, 04:45 PM
I've really come on to whole wheat pasta in the last year or two. I feel that it is relatively cheap and very easy to mix with different meats to make a meal. Its high in carbs, but good in omegas, fiber, and of course whole grains. You'd be surprised at the protein in it too. I make half a box in the beginning of the week and it will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator. I think that would be a good thing to add to your list, but rice is surely cheaper.
+1 for the tuna..its just so cheap and healthy. I didn't see any lunchmeat in there either? Might be another option if you have the extra $$.
10-20-2011, 05:06 PM
10-20-2011, 05:50 PM
10-24-2011, 03:50 PM
10-24-2011, 04:37 PM
- Don't buy frozen vegetables, fresh are probably cheaper (less processing/shipping) or at worst not much
more expensive, and they taste much better
- Stay away from really expensive fruits, some stuff is so overpriced it's stupid.
- Boneless pork chops are nearly as lean as chicken breasts or sirloin steak, and probably cheaper (depending on where you are)
plus it gives you a bit of variety
Also, you forgot milk & cottage cheese!
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