My Shopping Trip: Fred Meyer, Trader Joes & Costco

Earlier I posted my Advocare Whole Foods Eating Plan. I shopped at [intlink id=”35182″ type=”post”]Fred Meyer, [/intlink] Costco and Trader Joes.  Since my husband and I have changed the way our family eats we have upped our food budget to $500, for a family of 6 I think that still is pretty good, not as awesome as $350.  I use $100 towards stockpiling a month and the rest goes towards food and household items.

Here is today’s trip:

Fred Meyer:

Transaction #1 (Stockpile)
2 Honey Bunches Of  Oats $0.99
3 Balance Bars $0.49
5 Kleenex Cool Touch $0.99
6 Hunt’s Tomatoes $0.59
4 Hunt’s Tomato Paste (large cans) $0.59
use 4 $0.50/1 Kleenex Cool Touch from 1/1 SS (Seattle Times)
$1/3 Balance Bar
Final Price: $11.16, receive $1.00 Catalina

Stockpile Balance left over: $13.84

Transaction #2

1 bag Lemons $3.78
Spaghetti Squash $3.56
Parsley $0.79
Cilantro $0.69
Cod Filet $6.74
Chili Paste (can’t live without) $2.49
8lbs Oranges $4.98  <— cheaper to buy then the $0.74/lb sale
Final Price: $23.79

Note that Almonds were $4.99/lb


Organic Spinach $3.99
Omega Eggs $7.39
Almonds $9.79 3.5/lbs
Mixed Peppers $6.99 ($1.12 each/ Trader Joes price is $1.25)
Garlic $3.88
Final Price: $32.04

*Many of these items will roll into the next few weeks.  Except for the eggs, we eat through those in no time

Trader Joes:

Asparagus $3.79 (12oz)
Romaine Heart $1.99
Organic Basil $2.79
Organic Tomatoes Roma, 16oz  $2.79
4ct Avocados $2.99
Red Onion $0.69
3lbs Pears $1.99 (these are for next week, they are not ripe)
Organic Sweet Potatoes, 3lbs $3.69
Whole Bag Organic Carrots $0.79
Celery Hearts $1.69
3lb Apples $2.99
3 Organic Bananas $0.87 ($0.29 each)
Final Price: $27.06

Total: $82.89


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