Category Archive : Budget Food

Food Haul for Under $150: No Spend November

The goal of this food haul is to cut my spending on groceries while still getting the nutrients I need from my food. This food haul is expected to cover 90 meals and 16 snacks.

I’m going to go shopping once every two weeks so things don’t spoil and will be making all of my meals at home. I have the staples at home, such as olive oil, oats, peanut butter, rice ramen, eggs and seasoning so I won’t have to purchase that since they’ll be leftover from my last shopping trip.

I used Instacart, a grocery delivery service so I’m able to shop at a few different stores to get the best prices

Shopping Trip:

Food Haul Store #1: Aldis – $51.26

Family Pack Chicken Thighs, 36oz Ground Turkey, 4 Plantains, 2 Bags of Spinach, 2 Green Onions, Celery, Cilantro, 2 Frozen Pizzas, Deep Pie Shells, Graham Cracker Pie Crust, Condensed Milk, Instant Corn Masa, Dry Yeast, Rising Yeast, 3 8oz Baby Bella Mushrooms, Dates, 2lb Red Onions, 2 14oz Organic Tofu

Food Haul Store #2: Costco – $36.16

4lb Berry Blend Frozen Fruit, 40 Pack water, Minced garlic, 48oz Beef Bulgogi Mandu

Pantry – Leftover from recent shopping trip $40

Flour, Almond Milk, Eggs, Pinto Beans, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Squash, 8 Oui Yogurts, Quinoa, Oats, Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables, 3lbs Deli Meat, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Mozzarella Cheese

I’m going to list the meals I’ve planned for the month based on what I purchased. It’s separated out into Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I repeat a lot of these meals so it wouldn’t be worthwhile to list out each day, but the total meals yielded will be about 60 – 90 meals with me eating 2-3 meals a day. I sometimes do intermittent fasting which is why my meals would be 2 large meals instead of 3 smaller meals.

Hope you’ll enjoy!

Breakfast

Berry Oats Smoothie – I don’t usually follow a recipe for my smoothies as I eye ball it but this is about the closest to ingredients I add to my smoothie (minus spinach + cinnamon).

Peanut Punch Smoothie

3 Eggs & Arepa

3 Eggs & Sweet Plaintain Arepa

Overnight Oats with Berries, Honey & Cinnamon, Peanut Butter

Tortillas with Eggs & Black Beans

Biscuits with Eggs

Eggless Waffles / Eggless Pancakes if you don’t have a waffle maker

Omelet

Lunch / Dinner

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna w/ Ground Turkey

Quinoa with Habichuela & Stew Chicken

Beef Bulgogi Mandu w/ Vegetables

Frozen Pizza

Turkey, Eggs & Spinach Wrap

Homemade Tortillas Tacos w/ Ground Turkey

Quinoa with Curry Chicken

Curry Tofu w/ Potatoes (following same curry chicken recipe but substituting tofu)

Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa, Black Bean Salad

Mushroom Ramen

Snack

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Chips

Potato Chips

Yogurt

Candied Nuts