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
- 1 Bag Frozen Berries
- Baby Carrots
- Teeny Tiny Avocados
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 Bag of Lettuce
- 1 Bag of Riced Cauliflower
- 2 Cans Black Beans
- 1 Can Whole Kernel Corn
- 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
- Chia Seeds
- 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
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