Our 64 dollar grocery budget trip to Target ended up being a great score for the house. It also helped that we didn’t spend the whole 64 dollars. That was a huge surprise for me since Target has always seems to be the expensive place to grocery shop in our area.
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Grocery Shopping at Target
As promised in the last grocery budget post, here is the complete breakdown of everything I purchased for around 54 dollars (10 dollars left over), plus which items had an extra 5% discount with the Cartwheel by Target app. I’ll also list the meals I’ve created from what I purchased.
Cheap Grocery List for Target
2 pints of mushrooms – for 3.00
5lb bag of Russet potatoes – 1.89 (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
12oz bag asparagus – 1.99
2 14oz cans Market Pantry Italian-style tomatoes – .70 each (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
1 can Goya pinto beans – .97
1 bag Goya lentil beans – 1.32
2 bags Market Pantry flour tortillas – 2.03 (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
2 boxes Market Pantry whole wheat pasta – 1.04 each
1 bag Market Pantry egg noodles – 1.79
4 cans of Market Pantry tuna – .82 each
1 loaf Nature’s Harvest 100% whole wheat bread – 1.99
2 pints of strawberries – 1.42 (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
2 1-pound packages of ground chuck – 3.49 with 1.00 coupon on the package
2 packages Market Pantry frozen spinach – .76 each (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
3 packages Market Pantry frozen California vegetable medley – 1.41 each (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
Market Pantry 2% milk – 3.12 (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
4 dozen Market Pantry large eggs – .99 each
Half gallon Market Pantry lactose free milk – 2.84 (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
32oz Market Pantry plain yogurt – 2.14
2 bags Market Pantry shredded cheddar cheese – 2.21 (5% off with Cartwheel by Target app)
3.82 pound Perdue roast chicken – 7.22
A 10.00 mobile coupon sent to my phone
- 12 breakfast burritos – using tortillas, 1 dozen eggs, 3 potatoes, half a bag of cheese, and 1 can pinto beans.
- 24 Hard boiled eggs (this will also be an option for lunch)
- Homemade strawberry yogurt – 160z yogurt and chopped strawberries (this will also be a snack to add to lunch)
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Chicken salad wrap – made from some of the white meat of the roasted chicken and plain yogurt
- Egg salad – made from hard-boiled eggs and plain yogurt
- Tuna, asparagus and cold noodles
- Roast chicken with roasted potatoes and California vegetable mix
- Lentil soup – using chicken stock made from the carcass of the chicken, chopped up roasted potatoes and half a bag of spinach (save some lentils for a later meal)
- Pasta Primavera – made from 1 pint mushrooms, canned tomatoes, California vegetable mix, sliced asparagus (half the bag), two dollops of yogurt, and whole wheat pasta
- Faux crab cakes – made with 3 cans tuna, 1 egg, 1 slice of bread (chopped finely). With a side of lentils, and pan-sauteed potatoes
- Chicken cheese noodle casserole – using leftover dark meat chicken, 1 egg, 1 bag egg noodles, 1/2 cup milk, 1 bag of cheese (half in the casserole dish, half on top), chopped asparagus and half a bag of spinach.
- Beef tostadas (using this recipe, and ground beef instead of brisket) – 6 tortillas, ground beef seasoned with Mexican seasonings and cooked with the canned tomatoes, half bag shredded cheese, dollops of yogurt, and a side of California vegetable medley
- Hamburger steak over noodles – 1 pound ground beef, 1 pint mushrooms, 2 slices bread soaked in milk, cooked whole wheat pasta, 1 bag spinach sautéed with garlic.
That’s 7 dinners, 4 lunch options and even some breakfast options! I still have a few eggs left and bread which can be used for other meals, or another lunch option. This was a very surprising experiment and I love that the Cartwheel app gave me so many instant savings.