Typical Grocery Haul

So if I’m being 100% honest, spring is actually my least favorite season.

Now don’t get me wrong, right now I’ll hands down take spring over more snow, but as a whole it’s just not my favorite. It’s just so rainy and temperamental! And while I love all the pretty new blooms, it also means that the pollen is out in full force. I don’t know how it is in other states, but here in Virginia, the pollen is especially bad this year!

Normally I get pretty lucky and don’t feel too many effects from seasonal allergies, but man this year has it gotten the best of me already!

According to Chris, I was up several times last night coughing or sniffling. No wonder I feel so out of it this morning (not to mention the fact that my throat hurts like a bear!). That’s what we get for trying to enjoy the nice weather and sleep with the window open!

Anyway, I’m struggling a little bit this morning, so please bear with my fuzzy headedness! Any other allergy sufferers out there?

Grocery Haul

So I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m pretty nosy. I love seeing pictures of what other people buy at the grocery store, or what a typical weekly shopping trip looks like for them. It just always gives me some good ideas!

When I was putting away groceries this weekend, I realized that this weekend was a pretty perfect example of the kind of stuff we normally buy. It is going to be a really busy week for us, so we mostly just went with the staples to get us through – nothing too fancy or out of the ordinary.

So I thought I’d share a typical grocery haul with you today! For this trip I went to Wegman’s and Costco, although most everything came from Wegmans (unless noted).

Drinks/Dairy/Protein

Healthy Grocery Shopping Haul

\- Unsweetened Almond-Coconut Milk

- Orange Juice

- 1% milk for Chris

- Roasted red pepper & spinach chicken sausages (Costco)

- Organic large eggs (Costco)

Grains

Healthy Grocery Shopping Haul

- Buttermilk pancake mix (with no funky ingredients)

- Frosted Mini Wheats (Costco)

- Quick cook oats

Produce

Healthy Grocery Shopping Haul

- Multipack of mixed bell peppers

- 1 orange

- 1 lemon

- Mint leaves

- Frozen mixed berry blend

- Frozen mixed tropical blend

- Cherry tomatoes

- English cucumbers (Costco)

- Bananas

- Kale mixed salad (Costco)

- Pomegranate blueberry vinaigrette

 

Total = Approximately $75

 

Overall, this is a fairly typical grocery haul for us. We try to keep a lot of stuff stocked up in our freezer, so we’ll usually only buy 1-2 kinds of protein a week, whenever we start getting low, and we typically buy it in larger quantities to freeze. So this week was the chicken sausages, but on any given week in might be chicken breasts, ground turkey, pork chops or fish.

I also like to watch sales and pick up items like greek yogurt and whole wheat pasta when they go on sale at one of the 3 grocery stores near us. I’m not a huge couponer, but I do try and keep an eye on the sales for anything major.

There you have a typical weekly grocery haul for us! I’d love to hear what your cart looks like!

So tell me: What is in your typical grocery haul? Do you go to one store, or multiple?

Comments: 7

  1. Diana April 15, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    Looking good. I love to see what people eat! I am totally guilty of trying to peer into carts at the grocery store (bad I know).

    I go on one grocery shopping trip a week. I make a menu plan and a list of everything I need and go Saturday because I have no time during the week. Occasionally I’ll forget something (like this week my husband really wanted mint and limes even though they are 99c each right now!?) so I went back for a second trip.

    I used to take pictures of my shopping trips and post on my cooking blog (that I’ve kind of forgotten about ;*( , but I can’t seem to find the post. Here fairly standard picture of the veges I eat in a typical week in summer (if you are curious): http://cookingcampus.falselogic.net/2013/07/08/storing-fruits-and-vegetables/.
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  2. Nicole @ FruitnFitnrss April 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm Reply

    Oh it looks like a great grocery haul! I should alternate why proteins I buy. This weekend I got chicken breast, ground turkey, salmon burgers and tuna. It was an expensive Costco trip but at least my freezer will be well stocked for quite awhile. Almond coconut milk is so good!
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  3. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job April 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Sweet. When I started my blog I was forever putting pictures up of all the foods I bought until Neil told me my pictures were getting a little repetitive. Now I realized that I can’t even remember the last time I posted about a shopping trip. I should get on that too!

    Also Im glad that I can buy a lot of eggs since we are going to Costco tonight and I wasn’t sure if they would have enough to satiate my egg desire (I know, questioning if Costco has enough eggs?).

    I don’t suffer from allergies either, but yesterday I couldn’t tell if I was getting sick or if it was just pollen because I woke up in the morning stuffed up and like someone punched me in the throat. I’d better not be developing a sensitivity to this or I will kick spring.
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  4. KIm April 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm Reply

    I love seeing other people’s grocery hauls!! I do most of my shopping at Giant Eagle, which is our normal grocery store. I also go to Aldi ALOT for certain items I like to stock up on! Like canned pumpkin and carrots :)
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  5. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth April 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm Reply

    My grocery haul is pretty much the same except with more fruit (apples, oranges etc) and usually chicken breasts or ground chicken. I would love to add chicken sausage to the list but I can’t find a good brand anywhere and there isn’t a Costco near me :(
    Oh and I always buy beans because I make chili all the time. Seriously, it never gets old :D
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  6. Amy @ Run with Perseverance May 4, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply

    Man, y’all know how to get a lot of healthy stuff for a good price!
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    • MyFreckledLife May 5, 2014 at 9:53 am Reply

      Haha I do my best! We also tend to go to several grocery stores based on sales, so that helps

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