I was excited to shoot this video because it seems like people are very confused when it comes to eating clean on a budget. I bought all of the groceries featured in today’s video at Trader Joe’s, Shaws and Aldi. This is not part of the Aldi campaign, I’m just a fan like you now.Ā 

Healthy Cheap Grocery Haul Trader Joe's

Eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner may sound boring but if you are trying to lose weight or maintain a weight loss, it has been found to be effective in helping you reach/keep your goals. For this reason, many of the meals are the same for each day. Makes sense if you are trying to save money though, right?

This video shows you how to eat well Monday through Friday. I did not include dinner on Friday night but my grocery bill was also just $32.76. I left Friday night free for social plans.

Breakfast per serving costs just $1.65, Lunch came to $2.30, Snack was $1.19 and Dinner came in at $3.94.

This is an example of a Pescatarian diet, and can be made gluten free or Paleo (swap the wrap, switch peanut butter to almond). You may need more calories depending on your size and activity levels but this should come out to around 1660 calories.

    • Breakfast: 310-440 calories, depending if you eat the egg yolks or just egg whites
    • Lunch: 430 calories
    • Snack: 310 calories
    • Dinner: 450 calories

Do you do all your grocery shopping at one store or do you shop around like me?

Under $40 Grocery Haul, Healthy Meal Plan M-F

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  • Kim @FITsique.net

    I am so impressed that you spent 40$ all week and not just in TJ’s! Whenever I go there I end up buying way more than I anticipate because of all the new products I always find!! I need to start making lists šŸ™‚

  • Patty

    Great post Sarah! With this meal plan, any idea how much weight can be lost? Sounds like a great affordable jump-start meal plan!

  • Morgan Z

    I can’t get enough of this video! Thank you so much for putting in all this hard work for your blog readers!!
    I have shopped at Aldi’s for years now and I feel like it is just now becoming the “cool” place to shop lol

    Looking forward to more videos!!

  • Jennifer

    Hi sarah! I loved the same meal plan with exactly what to eat and the times (9am English muffin with peanut butter etc). Do you have a full meal plan like that? I would love to print it out and follow it day by day! I love your page and hope to loose some weight! I look forward to hearing back from you!

  • BreAnna

    I also blog about my grocery hauls! I have a $70 real food grocery budget for two adults, so I can definitely relate to this. I always check ads before going to the store and typically go to at least two places. Gotta get the best deals! šŸ™‚

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