Hi everyone! Happy Sunday.
I’ve been rather bad at blogging lately, so this afternoon I’m making an effort to put together a few blog posts today to share with you throughout the week.
Per my usual Sunday ritual, I headed out to the store after breakfast to do some grocery shopping. I made my list over breakfast (in the Notes app), grabbed my reusable bags, and headed out the door to Sprouts.
I thought this haul would be a good one to show you guys, because I got a lot of stuff for a really good price.
It was one of those trips where I was anticipating the bill to be way higher than it actually was… So I was through the roof when my total came to be out under what I was expecting.
Here we go!
- 2 bunches of organic kale – $3.98
- 2 fuji apples – $1.66
- 2 yellow peaches – $1.14
- Red onion -$0.77
- Radishes – $0.50
- Asparagus – $2.60
- Bananas – $1.10
- 2 green bell peppers – $0.96
- Broccoli – $1.00
- Cayenne pepper – $0.25
- Reduced sodium tamari – $3.99
- Organic rice vinegar – $2.49
Pro tip – when you’re making a recipe that calls for a spice, but you don’t want to spend the money on a whole container of the spice, use the bulk bins to purchase a smaller amount! A whole container of cayenne pepper was $4.00 at Sprouts, but I was able to get what I needed and more for only $0.25.
If you do want to buy a whole container of the spice, I suggest purchasing from Trader Joe’s. Their spices are only $1.99, very sizable, and of good quality.
Sprouts is amazing, but TJ’s has my heart. <3
- 2 containers of blackberries – $3.00
- Strawberries – $2.50
- Ginger – $0.12
- Cucumber – $0.48
- 2 hass avocados – $1.54
- Cilantro – $0.50
- Red quinoa – $6.99
- Rolled oats – $0.98
- Sliced almonds – $2.90
GRAND TOTAL: $41.07
Another pro tip is using the bulk bins for things like oats and nuts. You pay a fraction of the cost you would if you were purchasing them in a pre-packaged/branded container… It’s actually pretty crazy.
I keep a Quaker oats container in my pantry and when its running low, I fill it up with fresh oats from the bulk bins. Economical, and good for the environment!
What are some of your grocery shopping tips or hacks?