Larger-than-Average Family Shopping List

Jenny/ June 28, 2019/ Thrifty Homeschool Mama Tips & Tricks



Hi, all!  My last post was 2 weeks into our new grocery budget. We had been shopping 2 times on our modified shopping list. We’ve now officially made it to our third shopping trip and here’s the update…


Grocery Budget Update…

Last shopping trip we made no extra grocery runs!! Woohoo!  We did grab one extra dozen of eggs at the gas station simply because I had accidentally left them off the list..oops!

So, today when my husband went shopping we were really in need of groceries!  Now, we still had food, but snacks and fresh fruit were completely gone, as we’re eggs.

This trip we spent right at $319 which was slightly higher than planned ($300) however, we got 10 pounds of fresh ground beef for $2.19/pound and fresh pineapple for $0.99 each so we bought just a little more!  

grocery shopping list

Are you curious what a grocery shopping list looks like for us?  Here goes:

Shopping List:

Sam’s Club:

  1. Frozen blueberries (8 pounds)

  2. Frozen strawberries (12 pounds)

  3. Chicken breast (6 pounds)

  4. Sliced cheddar cheese (2 pounds)

  5. Shredded cheddar cheese (5 pounds)

  6. Block cheddar cheese (2 pounds)

  7. Watermelon

  8. 8 pounds apples

  9. 4 cans pink salmon

  10. 20 whole wheat low carb tortilla wraps

  11. 3 dozen eggs

  12. Maple syrup

  13. Natural Peanut butter

  14. Truvia, natural sweetener

  15. Honey

  16. Coffee beans


  1. Salsa

  2. 2 lg.boxes old-fashioned oats

  3. Decaf tea bags

  4. 2 pounds brown rice

  5. Cheezit

  6. Graham crackers

  7. Chocolate chips

  8. Ketchup

  9. 5 cream cheese

  10. 2 buttermilk

  11. 3 almond milk

  12. 7 pounds bananas

  13. 4 bags tortilla chips

  14. 10 pounds potatoes

  15. Fresh tomatoes

  16. 8 pounds clementines

  17. Strawberries

  18. Whole wheat bread

  19. Bulk corn on cob (8)

  20. Splurge..spare ribs…ouch those were expensive!

Town & Country:

  1. 10 pounds ground beef

  2. 4 fresh pineapple

Whew!  That’s a HUGE shopping list, isn’t it?

That’s alot of food!  I also had to purchase paper towels, toilet paper and diapers but that isn’t coming from the grocery budget. I buy all these in bulk and only order every 2-3 months.

How’s your grocery budget doing?  What do you think I should do differently?

Check out my other posts in Grocery Budget Series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3!

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About Jenny

Jenny is a homeschooling mom of 4 and wife to a wonderful husband. She enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, and spending time outdoors with her family. You can find her writing about Jesus, homeschooling, and life on her blog Our Inconvenient Family, and contributing regularly at Lifeschooling Conference.