Once A Month Grocery Shopping for May

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We finished our once a month grocery shopping for May, and we want to share the full list of what we bought from ALDI, Amazon Fresh and Kroger.

Check out how this mom of 3 did her once a month grocery shopping for May, and why she used 3 different stores (but only went to 1 in person)!

This is going to be a fun post, since I’ll not only share the actual groceries we purchased, but the meals I plan to make with them.

When I put together the YouTube video for this grocery haul, I knew creating this post would be a delight.

We’ve been using Amazon Fresh quite a bit during this weird time in the world, and I’m still impressed with the deals I’ve found on there. They are carrying us over during this quarantine!

Filling In The Gaps With Kroger

While I still haven’t gone into a Kroger store, I do love that Kroger works for our tight grocery budget. I’ve only used Instacart when it comes to Kroger shopping, and we’re going to keep it that way for now.

We’ve replenished some of our brand loyal items by purchasing them at Kroger, and now they will last us for at least 6 months.

Check out how this mom of 3 did her once a month grocery shopping for May, and why she used 3 different stores (but only went to 1 in person)!

Increased Grocery Budget For Quarantine Eating

We are still abiding by the stay at home order in our state, which means we’ve been eating just about everything at home. We’ve supported a few local restaurants, but we have a lot of money left in our entertainment line of the budget.

For this month, I moved some of that budget over to the grocery budget. With a $64 grocery budget per week, I was able to increase the monthly total to $300. We definitely hit that with this grocery haul.

Check out how this mom of 3 did her once a month grocery shopping for May, and why she used 3 different stores (but only went to 1 in person)!

The Once A Month Grocery List for May

We used 3 different stores to complete this grocery haul, so the list is broken down by store. Our total was 322.06 for the month, which includes tips for the 2 shoppers we used. 

Want to print of the grocery list to use for your own once a month shopping trip? Please do! You can easily cross off items your family may not eat, then add everything else to your grocery delivery order.

Once A Month Grocery Shopping List for May

Here is a full grocery list of the items we purchased during our once a month grocery shopping for May.

Amazon Fresh Grocery List

1 bag Stacy's Pita Chips - cinnamon sugar

  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 6-pack Dasani bottled water
  • 1 pound Jennie-O Chorizo Seasonings turkey sausage
  • 3lb bag mandarin oranges
  • 2 pounds organic red seedless grapes
  • 1 bunch organic asparagus
  • 365 Everyday Value organic tater puffs
  • 2 packages Nathans bun length beef franks

Kroger Grocery List

2 18-count cartons large eggs

  • 4 DiGiorno thin crust four cheese frozen pizza
  • 2 loaves Kroger whole wheat bread
  • 2 bottles Swiffer Wet Jet cleaner
  • 2 packages Kroger hot dog buns
  • 1 package Nestle Tollhouse white chip macadamia nut cookie dough
  • Value pack GoodNites Bedwetting underwear for boys

ALDI Grocery List

2 dozen large eggs

  • 8 boxes homestyle breakfast sausage links
  • 2 cans pineapple chunks
  • 2 cans pineapple slices
  • 1 bottle plain sparkling water
  • 2 half gallons vanilla almond milk
  • Organic whole milk yogurt
  • 4 pounds unsalted butter
  • 1 canister old fashioned oats
  • 4.6 pounds bananas
  • 3 bags frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 packages beef smoked sausages
  • 1 bag frozen tilapia fillets
  • 1 gallon 2% milk
  • 1 package oven roasted turkey breast lunch meat
  • 1 family pack chicken drumsticks
  • 1 3-pound bag yellow onions
  • 1 family pack chicken breasts
  • 1 2-pound package of ground turkey
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 blocks Wisconsin extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag roma tomatoes
  • 2 pints of fresh strawberries
  • 1 value pack frozen salmon
  • 1 bag white long grain rice
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder steak
  • 1 package feminine pads
  • 1 bag light brown sugar
  • 1 lavender marscapone candle
  • 1 package zucchini
  • 32 ounce pag great northern beans
  • 1 family pack chicken flavored ramen
  • 2 5-pound bags white flour
  • 1 summer sausage
  • 1 bottle organic ketchup
  • 1 package wide egg noodles
  • 2 3-pound packages gala apples
  • Baking powder
  • 1 container ground cinnamon
  • 2 jars tomato and basil pasta sauce
  • 2 jars tomato and garlic pasta sauce
  • 2 boxes saltine crackers
  • 1 box baking soda
  • 2 boxes elbow macaroni
  • 2 boxes spaghetti
  • 2 cans evaporated milk
  • 1 jar ALDI hazelnut spread
  • 3 jars all natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 bottle honey
  • 1 jar strawberry preserves
  • 2 bottles soy sauce
  • 1 bottle original pancake syrup
  • 2 bottles almond milk creamer
  • 4 cans chunk tuna in water
  • 1 box movie theater popcorn
  • 2 boxes buttery crackers
  • 1 48-ounce bottle vegetable oil
  • 2 bags dried cranberries
  • 1 large jar unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 bags white round tortilla chips
  • 1 bag white cheddar popcorn
  • 1 bag dill pickle flavored popcorn
  • 2 boxes Cinnamon Crunch cereal
  • 2 loaves 100% whole wheat bread
  • 1 bag birthday cake popcorn

There's nothing better than an easy weeknight meal! This lemon sheet pan chicken dinner with asparagus is sure to please the whole family.

Meal Ideas For The Month

It was easy to figure out a meal plan. I listed a few ideas in our video; those ideas are at the top of the list.

I like to meal plan for the month, and it helps to think of meal ideas right after all of the food is in the house. Here are our dinners for May:

Remembering Memorial Day

But what about the big holiday in May? Yup, Memorial Day is this month, and we always use the entertainment budget to shop for those food items.

We have about 54 dollars left in the entertainment budget, so my husband will be able to use that to purchase items he’d like to grill for the holiday. Mama is NOT running that circus!

Our Full Once A Month Grocery Shopping Haul

If you missed it, below is our once a month grocery shopping haul video. You’ll get to hear me process some of these meal ideas in real time, and you’ll also see the ALDI candle I just had to purchase. It smells like Disney!

I hope this post helps you see how our family does our once a month shopping! To see how we started this journey, check out our once a month grocery shopping at ALDI post.

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 9.12.20
    Liz said:

    You are so helpful and inspiring. Thank you!

    • 9.14.20
      Amiyrah said:

      You’re welcome, Liz!

  2. 10.12.20
    Sarah Jackson said:

    You are fortunate to have that many good options. We live in a very rural area with WalMart, Winn Dixie, Publix, Piggly Wiggly. No one does fresh delivery. Do you use SamsClub or Costco?

    • 10.12.20
      Amiyrah said:

      We don’t use CostCo for grocery shopping. We use it for all of the other deals.

      • 5.30.23
        Bethany Lazo said:

        What do you do for lunches? The night befores left overs?

        • 5.31.23
          Amiyrah said:

          This post is from years ago, but I pretty sure I had lunch meat, hot dogs, canned tuna, and other lunch type items on the grocery list. Those would have been used for odd lunch days that didn’t have leftovers available.