These are my groceries for the next week and a half. I was good this week. I made a menu, a shopping list and then went shopping. I even got a couple big ticket items, like cheese (why in the world is cheese so darn expensive?!), wine and a gallon of organic whole milk ($5.70, I think this was the most expensive thing I bought). I've really been working hard at stretching our dollars latley because, well, we just don't have that many of them.
When I first heard of Trader Joe's I thought there would be no way I could afford to shop at such a cool store, but I was wrong! It's pretty much the only place I shop for our groceries because of a few reasons: it's affordable, their store brand is actually really good, they have a huge selection of ethnic foods and almost everything in the store is natural/organic. The atmosphere is also really fun, the workers are helpful and friendly and they are awesome baggers. Seriously, these guys and gals can really pack a bag, they are so efficient. My cart was filled to the brim, with a few items up front, next to my daughter and the bagger got it all into 4 bags!
Trader Joe's allows me to feed my family organic without going broke. I love it! I hope you have a Trader Joe's near you because you'll love it. If you've never been there before, check it out, I promise you won't be dissapointed. Oh yeah, how much did I spend? $107, not bad huh?!
**I was not compensated in any way for this post. I think everyone should know about Trader Joe's.