Kroger Shopping Trip – Budget Update

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 3, 2010

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

Budget Update

I wanted to do a quick budget update!  Steve and I have decided to up our existing $60/week grocery budget to $75/week for the next several weeks.

Reason: The man (yes, I am referring to my husband as “the man”) is training for a marathon and he won’t stop eating!!!

In an effort to keep him properly fueled throughout the remainder of his training and his actual running of the marathon, I need to buy more protein and carbs to keep him going! Yeah for the Larabar coupons…every little bit helps!

I’m also hoping to squeeze in a little more produce “stockpiling” as well…taking advantage of all these great summer produce deals.

This week’s trip mostly involved getting some ingredients like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, some pasta, a package of meat, and some other “basics.”  I thought I’d take advantage of an “off sale” week, and get some ingredients to add to the pantry!

Total spent at Kroger: $82.31

(Oops!  Not starting out well! Eeks!)

My grocery store’s ad scan

Thanks to Andrea at Mommy Snacks and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week!

Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer August 3, 2010 at 9:54 am

If you google ‘homemade Lara bars’ you will find some great recipes that will cost much less than the store bought version.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom August 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm


Thanks for the tip! Will try that!


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