Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Shopping List Week 1 on a "Food Stamp" Budget


Shopping List

Important to know- None of these prices are sale prices.  The cost of fresh fruit has already been included in the grocery grand total, but you will need to add your fruit choices onto the shopping list.  Milk is largely optional, but is added onto each list, with 1 8oz. cup per day, per person, plus a little extra for recipes.  

Because this is "stock up" week there is more cost, however it gets evened out with the other weeks as you go.  Also these prices were based on my most recent receipts so they should be pretty accurate, but are subject to change by the stores.

Click here to find a Trader Joe's store.  They just opened another location off 494 in Bloomington.

Week #1 (The stock-up!)

Trader Joe’s
5- Steel cut oats, organic  $3.29 each
2- Chunk raw milk cheddar cheese  $3 each
Blueberries, frozen, organic (12oz.)  $3.99                                                                      
4 loaves- Ezekiel bread (24oz. each)  $3.99 each
3 large bags of Carrots, organic  $0.89 each
1- Organic celery $1.79
1- bag Popping corn (look on the bottom shelf in the chip isle) $1.99
3 dozen Eggs- Trader Joe’s cage-free  $2.69 each
1- 16oz. bag shredded Mozzarella Cheese (or at Target)  $3.99
2- Jars Organic jelly (any flavor)  $3.49  each
Bananas (or Target) $0.19 each
1 lb. Dried Apricots  $6.99
2- Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Pecans, or any Nuts you like – about $5 each
Organic dried Cranberries  $3.99
Green Beans, frozen organic  $1.99
1 pack of 2 organic Cucumbers  $3.49
1 pack organic Sweet Peppers (red, orange and yellow) $3.79
1 bag frozen, organic Sweet Corn  $1.79
1 pack Orange Chicken (pre-made meal in freezer section) $4.99
32oz. pack organic (Quick cook) Brown Rice  $3.49
1 package nitrite/nitrate free Bacon (if at Target ideally Applegate)  $4.89
3- Avocados (2 for guacamole) (or at Target)  $1.19 each
1 bag Organic Tortilla Chips  $2.69
Salsa, organic (or at Target)  $2.29
16 oz. Bag of Shredded Mexican blend Cheese (or Target)  $3.29
2 Cereal $3 per box
Red Onion (or Target)  $0.79
1 bag organic, chopped Spinach $1.99
1 small chunk of Swiss Cheese (or just use the raw white cheddar) $2.49
Pancake mix  $3.14
2- 32 oz. Organic Vanilla Yogurts (or at Target Stonyfield yogurt) $2.99
Tomato Soup, organic 32oz. , in a box on shelf  $1.99
2 packs Butter- Kerry Gold brand (from grass-fed cows)  $2.99 each
1 pack Wheat Tortillas  $2.99
Olive Oil  $5.49
1 jar Coconut Oil, organic  $5.99
Cinnamon (or at Target)  $1.99
Mayonnaise  $3.99
2 bags Strawberries, frozen and organic  $3.49?
Brown Rice Fusilli Pasta $1.99
1- Roasted Turkey Lunch Meat (no nitrites/nitrates- Applegate which has no added hormones)  $3.99  
 = $188.30
3 gallons cow Milk ($9 added in at end of the month)

Target

Oven ready lasagna noodles (Target brand)  $1.69
1 lb. ground organic, grass-fed ground beef Thousand Hills brand  $6.49
1 jar organic Spaghetti Sauce (either TJ’s, or Target carries Ragu Traditional Organic) $2.49 each

100% Grated parmesan cheese  $1.37
24 oz. container of low-fat cottage cheese (or 30 oz. of ricotta) $1.94
16oz. box organic Salad mix  $6.99  (enough for 5 meals)
40oz. Peanut butter  $6.19
32 oz. Organic Raisins  ? $3.99
2 packs of 6 boxed organic raisins ? $1.79 each
Corn Bread mix ( I like Krusteaz) $1.99
2- Dried Kidney Beans  $1.49 each
1 can organic Tomatoes, diced  $1.99
1 packet Chili Seasoning  $1
1 package Dried Black Beans $1.49
3 Spanish Rice Mix  $1.27 each
Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers  $2.39
2 Roll out Market Pantry brand Pie Crusts (in refrigerator or freezer section)  $2.49
1 Package Alaska Wild Caught frozen Salmon fillets 24 oz.  $12.99- these are often on sale
2 Dried pinto beans (to make refried beans)  $1.49 each
1 bag Onions, frozen and diced $1.39
2-3 Salad Dressings   about $2 each
= $76.23

Fresh Fruit Choices:  ($17.50 per week to spend)

1- 3lb. bag of Cutie Oranges (about 24 small oranges- eaten 2 at a time)- Target  $6.59 -$0.55 per serving
1- 3lb. bag of Organic Apples (about 9 apples)- Target  $5.49  -$0.61 per serving 
1- 2 lb. bag of Organic Pears (about 7 pears)- Trader Joe's  $2.49  -$0.36 per serving
7 Bananas- Target or Trader Joe's  $0.57lb.  about $0.19 per serving
Organic Strawberries 1 lb.- TJ’s or Target  $3.49  about $0.69 per serving
Grapes 1 lb.- TJ's or Target  $2.99   about $0.38 per serving










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