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!)


  • 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


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


  • Rolled Oats
  • Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Tomato Basil Hummus
  • Almond Milk
  • Brownie Crisp Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

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!


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

Scrambled eggs


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


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


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