Trader Joes Grocery Haul

My obsession with TJs hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s still my current favorite when it comes to groceries. Their variety is unmatched, their produce is always fresh, and let’s be real — SAMPLES EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

So today, when I realized my fridge and cupboards were both equally sad and empty, I hopped in my car and visited my good friend Joe. Yes, we’re on a first name basis.

For someone who is extremely active and happens to be in a constant state of hunger, groceries are near and dear to my heart. I wish I could tell you that I’m an incredibly talented grocery budgeter… but I’m not. My monthly grocery-spend sits comfortably between $200 and $250. That’s almost $100 more than what the USDA suggests, but a girl has got to eat!

So although I don’t have a list of “best money saving tips” (maybe that’s a future challenge though??), I do have a list of everything you’ll need to get through at least a week of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks.

(Meal prep post to follow!)

Produce:

  • 6 Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • 1 Bag Frozen Berries
  • Baby Carrots
  • Asparagus
  • Teeny Tiny Avocados
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Bag of Lettuce
  • 1 Bag of Riced Cauliflower
  • 2 Cans Black Beans
  • 1 Can Whole Kernel Corn
  • Cilantro
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Meat/Eggs:

  • 1 Pound 85% Lean Beef
  • 1 Boneless Pork Tenderloin
  • 12 Large Eggs
  • 1 Container Egg Whites
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
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Snacks/Other:

  • Rolled Oats
  • Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Tomato Basil Hummus
  • Almond Milk
  • Brownie Crisp Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches
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What I already had at home:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Edamame
  • Chia Seeds
  • Lime
  • Frozen Veggies

I got all of that for $64.10. Maybe that’s a lot? Maybe not? I’m not sure. I do know one thing – that’s a whole lot cheaper than eating out would be!

Here’s what I’m making with the goodies!

Breakfast:

Protein overnight oats: Oats, chia seeds, frozen berries, egg whites, and almond milk

Scrambled eggs

Lunch/Dinner:

Pork carnitas bowls: Pork loin, black beans, riced cauliflower, onion, avocado, lettuce, lime, and salsa

Sweet potato and asparagus taco bowls: Beef, taco seasoning, sweet potatoes, asparagus, black beans, corn, avocado, salsa, and lime

Snacks:

Strawberries, edamame, carrots & hummus, chips & salsa, and ice cream cookies

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