This week there is no staying on budget, because with all four kids home more more than a week, I know that the fridge, fruit bowl, cereal shelf and snack cabinet will be emptied in no time. Even though I bought double of a lot of products today, I still predict that we will have to make a just as big ALDI run next week.
Our boys ages 12, 9 and 5 are all hitting growth spurts, and this means going through a lot of food (and clothes). ALDI has healthy foods and all the snacks that the kids like at reasonable prices, and it is the only way to stay on budget. We save more than $5 weekly, just by buying milk at ALDI and that’s $5 that can go into filling up the fruit bowl.
The South Florida weather is beautiful at this time of the year, and we will be spending a lot of time outside at the park, the pool, the beach and this means we need plenty of snacks to share with friends. As I packed away the snacks we had bought, I realized that next week will be another expensive one. Still, normally I buy a lot of snacks for our two little ones’ classrooms, so it is not that much of a difference.
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Do you buy extra food, when the kids are out on break?
Our ALDI Spring Break Shopping:
1 gallon ALDI milk $2.89
3 x ALDI lactose free milk @ $2.79 each
American cheese singles on sale at $1.89
Strawberry cream cheese $1.69
Spreadable cheese $1.29
Cream Cheese on sale at $0.89
Large Eggs $1.79
Chicken drumsticks $3.49
3 x Frosted Flakes @ $1.59 each
Fig Bars $0.89
Nacho Tortilla Chips $1.19
Veggie Chips $1.89
3 x Instant Oatmeal on sale at $1.49 each
Baking Mix $2.09
5.61 lbs of bananas @ $0.44/lb = $2.46
2 lbs Red Grapes $3.89
3 lbs Fuji Apples $2.89 – $0.25 Cash Back from Checkout 51
Florida Strawberries $1.39
1 lb Mini Sweet Peppers $2.29
2 x Bagged Flat Leaf Spinach on sale at $0.99 each
2 x 1 lb Fresh Asparagus at $1.99 each
2 x Mushrooms @ $0.79 each
Roma Tomatoes $1.49
Broccoli Crowns (3 pack) $1.69
4 x Avocados @ $0.89 each
Total out of pocket $70.15
Total saved $35 (Compared to the lowest prices at our regular grocery stores)
– $0.25 Cash Back from Checkout 51
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