Have you been following along on our Big Family Food Journey? Today I’m going to share a picture of a recent Walmart pickup order for our family.
First, a brief grocery budget breakdown
I’ll detail our grocery budget more in another post. But it’s mostly divided up this way each month:
I’ll likely need to reevaluate this soon, so stay tuned!
I have a GREAT BIG SHOPPING WEEK post that I’m working on. But here’s a small shopping day to give you an idea of what some of our groceries look like.
On this particular grocery shopping trip, I put in a Walmart Pick-Up order. I love doing this because it is such a simple way to shop for my family. I grab my computer and put everything into the cart that I need. I select a time to go pick it up, and that’s that. Walmart employees do my shopping, checkout, and bagging for me – for free! They even put it into my van. This saves me at least two hours of time and energy. It is a life-saver for me!
Here’s what I got this particular trip:
I mostly needed fruits and veggies so I got carrots, broccoli, premade salads (for my college kid), greens, bananas, pears, and blueberries. I also got a few jars of spaghetti sauce, frozen fruit for smoothies, frozen corn, canned pineapple, cream, lime juice, frozen sweet potato fries, and Fritos (to go with upcoming meals of chili and taco soup).
We go through a huge amount of fresh and frozen produce, so I often need to make purchases like this often. But something to consider:
Look how much good food we got for $110!
This grocery haul provided awesome side dishes for our family. Fantastic snacks for all of our littles (and bigs). Smoothies to nourish us on the run. And it made life easier because it meant that for several days, I had easy-to-grab food to feed the kids quickly.
During a big Costco trip, I’ll bring home sometimes 6x this amount of food (oh yes I will). When I order food online, our living room is filled with cases of staples. But the picture you see above is a very typical Walmart Pickup order for us – one that I put in every 1-2 weeks as needed.
I can’t wait to show you more! Stay tuned for more Big Family Food posts, where I share all about how I make food for our big family! And read here to catch up on other posts in this series you may have missed. :)