Kroger Shopping Trip – Low Spend Challenge Week 1

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

It’s week 1 of the Low-Spend Pantry Challenge!

I managed to spend $24.99 at the grocery store…and I’ll be sharing about my trip to the Ashtabula, OH Farmer’s Market soon.  We were visiting family there over the July 4th weekend and happened upon a farmer’s market…so I got a few things that would survive the trip home.

And I will plan to stop by our local farmer’s market on Thursday…hoping they’ll have more vegetables this week!


Low-Spend Week 1 – Essentials

  • Almond Milk
  • Milk
  • Yogurt for Steve’s lunches
  • Tyler’s coconut milk yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Rice Bitz
  • $.99 Bagels – manager’s special (I couldn’t pass these up…especially knowing that we have “an early morning” later this week!)
  • Tortillas
  • Salt and pepper (so random that I ran out of both this past week!)

Total spent at Kroger: $24.99

My grocery store’s ad scan and my “Shopping FAQ!”

Thanks to Andrea at Savings Lifestyle 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!



  1. Amy says

    Have you tried making your own Coconut Milk Yogurt in the crockpot? I’ve found some instructions online and plan on giving it a try – but wanted to know if you had and if you had any luck. I’ve read using the full fat canned coconut milk works better than the refrigerated type. It seems like it would be a real money saver.

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