I recently shared details about all the groceries I bought in April. Some have asked, “What meals do you make with all of these groceries?” So I decided to give you a peek into what I’ve done with all this food!
If you’d like to see more specifics about what I bought and how much I spent (oy!), you can do that here.
First, did you see that I bought quite a few boxes of prepared snacks at Costco and Sam’s? Yep, it’s soccer season! I used all of the following groceries for snacks either to take to the ball field or on stroller walks for the littles:
- Granola Bites
- Yogurt Squeezies
- Heavenly Hunk Snacks
- Fruit Bars
- Applesauce Squeezies
Next, it can be assumed that all of the fresh fruits and veggies I pick up throughout the month serve as snacks between meals or as side dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Along with frozen veggies, I typically keep these on hand as much as possible:
- Mixed Greens
- Petite Carrots
Now, here’s an idea of some of the meals I put together with some of groceries I bought in April:
- I used the canned chicken and croissants that I got at Costco to make a meal of Chicken Salad on croissants with spinach.
- I used the Cinnamon Streusel Bread from Costco along with eggs from our neighbor to make french toast. SOOO good.
- We marinated the chicken thighs in barbecue sauce, then threw the chicken on the smoker. This is one of our favorite meals!
- Usually, on Fridays, we make a simple meal of chicken nuggets and fries in our Air Fryer. We call this “French Fry Friday.” But I also call it “Mom’s Night Off.”
- We used the pizza-making-kit to have a fun pizza night. Everyone loved this!
- The loaves of bread I bought were used to make quick sandwiches. All of the adults in our family often need to eat on the run, so it’s good that I keep bread and lunchmeat on hand for them. Also, about once each week we make peanut butter sandwiches for lunch for the little ones.
- I also used a loaf of bread along with the sliced cheese to make a meal of grilled cheese sandwiches. I served it with tomato soup, which I already had on hand, and fruits and veggies.
- I plan to use the Tilapia for fish tacos soon!
- I baked the package of hamburger patties and put together burgers for all of us to eat while watching Malachi play a soccer game one evening. We went through almost the entire package of 18 burgers that night because an outing like that calls for all hands on deck!
That’s some of us at a recent soccer game. :)
Snacks I made with these groceries
- I used the almond butter from Costco to make two big batches of Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites. I love having these on hand for the kids to eat. (I already had honey and coconut flour to use in this recipe.)
- I used the baking ingredients to make muffins. We eat muffins like crazy at our house, working our way through these recipes.
- I use all of the mixed greens and frozen fruit to make our daily smoothies. (Like this for the grown-ups. Like this for the kids.)
Justus College Graduation Party
Our Justus graduated from college at the end of April. We had a “Fire Pit Party” so much of the food I’d picked up from Costco or Sam’s was set aside for this gathering. I filled in some gaps with a last-minute Walmart pickup order.
- Hotdogs, Brats, and Buns
- Boxes of Individual Chips
- Potato Salad
- Strawberries with Cream Cheese Parfait
- Small water bottles
Stay tuned for a post coming soon that shares the cost breakdown for some of these meals!