Today I thought I would do a different type of post focusing on our weekly shopping trip. A few of you have requested to see what my weekly shop includes so I thought I would blog about it. We headed to Tesco on Saturday afternoon to get a few supplies for the week.
Our weekly shops mainly include:
- Fruit and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Bread items
- Households essentials
Obviously the amount we spend varies from week to week, depending on what we have left over from the previous weeks grocery shop. We tend to to a massive shop at the beginning of the month to stock up the cupboards with our staples and then top up our store cupboard ingredients with fresh produce. We never seem to spend more than £50 a week.
SO here’s a look at what we bought on Saturday for the week ahead:
Spring greens, mixed salad leaves, beetroot, strawberries, figs, apples, broccoli, red onion, courgettes, tomatoes, baby potatoes, blueberries, chestnut mushrooms, mixed peppers.
All of this fruit and veg should last us until the close to the end of the week, but I usually have to top up on salad and leafy greens later on in the week. Alfie loves his carbs, so we picked up some potatoes for him as a change from rice.
Cinnamon and wholemeal bagels, sliced wholemeal loaf, almond croissants and jam doughnuts.
Alfie loves taking sandwiches to work to get him through those long hours. We are currently loving bagels at the moment as they were on offer in Tesco’s so we decided to treat ourselves, the wholemeal for me and the cinnamon ones for Alf. We usually store them in the freezer and take them out when we fancy one.
Alfie also sneaked the jam doughnuts and the almond croissants into the trolley, they’re his favourites!
Free range eggs, butter, corned beef, sausage rolls, mature cheddar cheese. These are all for Alfie’s lunches, but I will happily enjoy the eggs as well.
Jumbo king prawns, chicken portions, full fat Greek yoghurt, Thai Sweet Chilli crisps.
Obviously the chicken is for Alfie, but we will both indulge in the prawns. And, I cannot seem to go without my Greek yoghurt at the moment. We got the crisps for Alfie to snack on during out Saturday night movie.
Other than the fruit and veg and a few other bits, I guess this weeks shop isn’t really a good representation of what I would buy for myself on a daily basis. It’s more of an Alfie shop…ha! =) But like I said before the amount we spend changes from week to week as does what we buy. I already have tons of grains and beans at home as well as tofu and I’m more than stocked up on unsweetened almond milk.
May be next time I will blog about a grocery shop that includes more of “my foods.”
How does your weekly grocery shop vary from week to week? Do you try and stick to a budget when you shop?
What treats do you like to add to your shopping trolley?