Check Out My Grocery List

The beginning of the week is when I do my grocery shopping. With a household of seven people, we buy a lot of food WEEKLY and our food bill ranks in pretty high. As moms, I know sometimes we are stumped with what to buy and meal ideas for the week. Many moms have asked, what does my grocery list consist of and also how do I have meal ideas every day. I am ready to dish (no pun intended) on that information now!


First, I want to suggest to you, before you go to the grocery store or make your instacart purchases, it's important that you make it a priority to make a list first. I know it may seem cumbersome however, it's a lifesaver when it's time to execute. When creating your list, you may find it easier to start with meal ideas for the week, then tack on those necessities.


Jisele putting the shopping cart into use at Trader Joes

Dinner Meal Plans For The Week

This is to help jump start your shopping list. When you have a plan for dinner/meal options for the week, you know the items that must be on the list to purchase. This takes the guesswork out of going to the supermarket and figuring it out as you parade up and down the aisle. If you can't think of anything check out www.allrecipes.com

Day 1 - BBQ Pork, Rice and Broccoli

Day 2 - Tacos and Fries

Day 3 - Mushroom Saute and Potatoes

Day 4 - Salmon, Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes

Day 5 - Catch All Day


Grocery List Organization

I am not sure if you use a plain sheet of paper or if you use a planner for your grocery list, However, I suggest you organize your list for more clarity to help you as you hit those aisels of food nirvana. My lists are always in alignment with how the store is organized. It helps me think clear and visualize things. Most grocery stores greet you with fresh produce and along the perimeter of the store are those fresh bakery goods cold foods and meats. Check out my list here.




Where Do You Shop?

My grocery shopping is done via Instacart.com I use this service because going to the grocery store with my littles was something that brought me anxiety. With this, we decided that I should outsource this activity to alleviate stress. Get $10 and free delivery when you use this link https://inst.cr/t/Qy2xzAaYz (FYI this post is not sponsored by Instacart).


What's In My Cart?

Below is what my grocery list for the week. I purchase the items I know we need for the week because it eliminates overspending and it doesn't break the bank. Additionally, it prohibits me from thinking of meal ideas and grabbing miscellaneous items. When I have a list, I typically stick to the plan instead of deviating. When I have a list, I execute more efficiently.


Jisele sitting in the Shopping Cart

Fresh Fruit and Produce

Apples

Oranges

Grapes

Bananas

Spinach

Broccoli

Celery

Asparagus

Cilantro

Onions

Mushrooms

Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Salad Kit

Spaghetti squash

Meats

Chicken Breasts


Baked Goods

Bread

Donuts


Frozen Food Aisle

Vegan Meat alternatives

Frozen Pizza

Frozen Veggies

French Fries

Mozzarella Sticks

Garlic Bread





Cold foods

Cinnamon Rolls

Eggs

Butter

Cheese

Lunch Meat




Kids Snacks and Lunch

Crackers and cheese

Muffins

Chips

Cookies


Non Perishable

Pancake Mix

Cream of Mushroom soup

Mushroom Broth

Vegetable broth

Taco Shells

Mac N Cheese

Ranch Dressing

Cereal

Grits

Crushed tomatoes


Drinks

Juice Boxes

Apple Juice

Cranberry Juice

Orange Juice

Coffee


Spices

Onion Powder

Garlic Powder

Black Pepper

Himalayan or Sea Salt

Goya


I hope this helped you jumpstart your grocery list.

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