Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shopping List - Week of August 17 - August 23

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING

HEB (Tuesday):
Shower spray - $1.97
Quart heavy cream - $3.56
Nasal strips - $6.88
2 boxes tissue @ 1.00 each - $2.00

TOTAL - $13.26 (after $1.48 on gift card)

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
Diet Cherry Pepsi - $3.55
Onions @ .39lb - $.74
Bread - $.79
8 ounce bag pepperoni x 2 @ 1.49 each (marked down) - $2.98
6 ounce sliced ham x 2 @ .99 each (marked down) - $1.98
8 ounces fresh mushrooms x2 @ .39 each (marked down) - $.78
16 ounces fresh bean sprouts - $.99

TOTAL - $12.07

KROGER (Thursday):
8 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.88
Ice cream @ 2.50 (minus 10% discount) - $2.25
18 ounce peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
2 cans tuna @ .78 each (minus 10% discount) - $1.40
Instant coffee sticks (I use them for recipes) - $1.29
8 oz. colby cheese @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount & .65 coupon) - $1.14
8 oz. shredded mozzarella (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
Quart zipper bags @ 2.99 (minus 10% discount) - $2.29
Napkins @ .97 (minus 10% discount) - $.87
Frozen cauliflower @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
Frozen Asian vegetable mixture (minus 10% discount) - $.90

TOTAL - $17.76

SPROUTS (Thursday):
Pint grape tomatoes - $1.00
English cucumber - $.98
Tangelo (need zest for recipe) - $.56
2 Lilly's chocolate bars @ 3.99 each - $7.98
Cheddar cheese @ 3.00lb - $1.68
Bulk coffee - $2.50

TOTAL - $15.36

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE WEEK - $58.45

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING
Sprouts finally opened yesterday so I went there today to check it out. I splurged on a few things but somehow still managed to come in under budget for the week. It's a nice store but in general their prices are high (Trader Joe's is quite a bit cheaper on the things that I buy) but they seem to have some really good weekly sales. I also got a coupon booklet in my bag with several free items to get over the next few weeks. Only one of those things is low carb but my husband will eat the rest of them. The free items are a bag of kettle potato chips, a bag of frozen veggies, a frozen burrito, a bottle of lemonade, a can of coconut water and a loaf of bread.

One thing that they have at Sprouts, that I haven't seen at Walmart in years, is frying cheese. The brand is Karoun Dairies and HERE is their website. They call it "grilling cheese" but it looks like the same type of cheese as the "frying cheese" I used to get at Walmart. It comes in regular and jalapeno for $4.99 (8 ounces). I probably won't buy any though because I remember having no self-control with it when I used to buy it. I could easily eat a whole package in one sitting.

I really splurged on two Lilly's chocolate bars which were on sale for $3.99 each. The regular price is $4.49. I bought a regular dark chocolate bar and a dark bar with coconut. They're sweetened with erythritol and stevia. I tasted a square of each and they're good but not outstanding as far as chocolate goes.

Sprouts had their bulk mild cheddar cheese on sale for only $3.00 per pound which is a great price. However, it's not very good cheese. It doesn't seem to have any flavor. Kroger's packaged cheddar is better in my opinion.


2 comments :

  1. Regarding the frying cheese: I buy Halloumi whenever I can find it. Eat it with fried eggs and bacon or sausage. (Fry the cheese in the sausage or bacon fat ... yum!) That might help with portion control. --Christina

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    1. You would think but I'm not so sure, LOL.

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