Let’s Go Grocery Shopping!

Hi Friends!

Over the weekend, the hubby and I did some pretty serious food shopping. It’d been a while since we’d been to the grocery store…plus we went to Costco…so I thought it’d be fun to show you guys what we bought!

Let’s start with Costco:

{A pineapple- it was the best price we’d seen in a while}
{Blueberries & Blackberries}
{12 red peppers- they have these 6/$6 – best price around by far!}

{Farro-$7 for a huge bag here, or $5 for a tiny bag at the grocery store}
{Plain, unsalted almonds- for granola, trail mix & snacking by the handful}
{Fingerling potatoes- the best for roasted potatoes}
{Garlic- I don’t always buy it in bulk but I’ve been using a lot lately}
{Cholula- hubby uses it on pretty much everything}

{All new to us- Popchips, Vegetarian burritos & Sweet Potato Fries}
{I’ve heard good things about all of them- can’t wait to try}
{Cat not included}

{Peanut butter- for the dogs}
{Plain Greek yogurt- for the Bean (Lindsay)}
{The yogurt is $5 per container- best price ever!}


Then we headed to the regular grocery store:

{Skim milk}
{Almond milk- recently started doing 1/2 almond-1/2 skim in my cereal}
{OJ- for the hubby & for my smoothies}

{Veggies: Peppers, sweet potatoes, baby bok choy, green beans}

{Fruit- pears, kiwis, oranges & avocados}

{Jazz apples- one of my fav, broccoli & carrots}
{Usually I buy baby carrots but this 3 lb bag was on sale for $1}

{Whole wheat bread, dried chickpeas & barley}
{Some LGF granola for my giveaway winner!}

{Frozen shrimp}
{Cheese- pepperjack for me, havarti for the hubby}
{wonton wrappers for potstickers- recipe soon!}
{Morningstar black bean burgers- a staple in our freezer}

{Curry paste- our fav kind}
{Soba noodles}
{90 sec brown rice}
{diced jalapenos for an upcoming recipe!}


{Chobani- I mix 2 scoops of flavored into my bowl of plain}

{Plantains for our buffalo plantains experiment}
{Discount bananas that I freeze & use for “fro yo”}

{Human snacks}
{Dog snacks}
{Cat snacks}

{Best part of the day- hubby snuck these into the cart :) Love him}

So there ya have it! And yes, I’m fairly certain most people think we’re shopping for a family of 6, when in fact it’s just the two of us :)

Now, who’s coming over for dinner?!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I’ll be over tonight! As long as we can have those Morningstar Black Bean Burgers (they aren’t vegan because of the egg whites, but the smell wafting from the microwave alone makes them worth it).

    I love that you found farro…Mama Smart found a Costco-sized bag of quinoa, and one of this sprouted bean blend that I was working my way through at home. We also discovered persimmons (!) and Earthbound baby kales (!).

    Those peppers are the best price right now. I can eat a whole bag by myself though. :)
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Shopping, Naturally

  2. Oh wow, that is a MASSIVE haul. I LOVE that deal on the red peppers, I so rarely buy them unless they’re on mega sale but regularly buy green peppers (they’re my staple). Living alone, and traveling a lot lately, my grocery trips have been on the smaller side, but I can’t imagine getting ALL that food ever, most of it would go bad before I’d use it all!!
    Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers recently posted..The Perfect Storm of Sickness

  3. Wow, what a haul! That deal on red peppers is AWESOME, I’m so jealous! Also, Jazz Apples are also my favorite – love them with peanut butter!!!
    Miranda @ Living One Bite at a Time recently posted..Stuffed Shells

  4. Haha I’m pretty sure that people will think Chris and I will look like we’re buying for a large family too. And that is so sweet of your husband to sneak in some flowers :). Looks like you got some great purchases!!
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..My Mom’s Beef Vegetable Soup

  5. YUM
    everything looks sooo good
    I haven’t been to grocery this week or last
    need to get out and get some food!
    Tara Burner recently posted..Motivation Monday – Surviving & Living

  6. You bought so many of my favorite things – $6/6 red peppers is a great deal! I think you’ll love the Popchips and sweet potato fries! πŸ˜‰
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Return of the Green Smoothie (Custom Chobani Giveaway!)

  7. Lol, i just bought those sweet potato fries and they are delicious!
    I am with you on the shopping for 6 – i swear more of my budget goes to food then anything else but i LOVE getting groceries and since Whole Foods is an hour away we make a fun road trip out of it, yes yes – i get excited about road trips to grocery stores :)

  8. I need to come over! This is quite a shopping trip! I cannot believe that you got red pepper 6/$6 – that’s amazing!

    P.S. I always put OJ in the smoothies, too! :)
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food recently posted..Workout A.D.D.

  9. I’m totally coming over! Yumm πŸ˜€

  10. For some reason I love looking at other people’s grocery loot! I buy so much stuff too – and to think I live by myself – but it actually helps me save money because I end up cooking at home and not eating out all the time. We buy similar things too!
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic recently posted..Soup and Stories

  11. goodness! everything looks great. we don’t have costco but we do have a sam’s, i’ll have to look for farro/other fun grains there. i usually just hit the produce and freezer sections there.

    …and regarding the carrots… i used to be a baby carrot girl myself, but once i started buying fresh, i couldn’t stop because they taste (to me anyway) so much better- sweeter, fresher, not mushy. i just peel and cut a bunch up on sundays for the week. doesn’t take much time and it’s so much tastier and cheaper. i can get a 5 lb bag of organic carrots at sam’s for $2.97! so if you have time for that, definitely consider that option! :)
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef recently posted..Spaghetti and β€œMeat” Balls

  12. wow, that’s a lot of food!! i’m jealous that your store has lgf granola! i STILL can’t find it around here. :( wahhhh.
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..lazy girl’s cinnamon rolls 3 ways

  13. Thinking of making that big of a grocery haul makes me tired. :) Those pop chips are seriously addicting, and $5 big tubs of Fage makes me want to get a Costco membership like, yesterday.

  14. we buy a lot of the same things! I LOVE nice juicy blackberries. yum! and of course chobani!
    Heather Montgomery recently posted..A Day in the Life 2012

  15. Ohh so many goodies!

    We love Soba noodles and get them at World Market, can never find them anywhere else around here. Love red peppers, great deal you got there.

    I’m hooked on Cholula too, so good!
    Angie @ Losing It and Loving It recently posted..No Excuses

  16. I basically feel like I just looked at pictures of my own groceries:-)

    Not sure if your Costco has it, but they make their own plain nonfat greek yogurt that is even LESS than their FAGE and just as good:-)
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet recently posted..Chewy Gooey Cinnamon Toffee Blondies {Guest Post}

  17. Such a fun post, I love seeing what kinds of groceries people buy! You got a lot of great looking food! I’ll be over in a few hours! πŸ˜€
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..WARA Restaurant Weeks 2012- Part One

  18. Me! Pick me! You got so much good stuff.
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..I said *almost*…

  19. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who seriously stocks up at the store. We eat basically all of our meals at or from home, so I find it to be imperative to have a fully stocked fridge and pantry! Love all of your items!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..When Shaun Makes Dinner, Part 2

  20. Corrina in beautiful BC, Canada says:

    Wow you guys got alot of stuff!!! You will love the sweet potato fries. I’ve tried them all and those are by far the best!!!!

  21. Love your grocery shopping plan!
    Laura @ LauraLivesLife recently posted..Provo City Marathon

  22. i am impressed! he did a great job and the flowers, nice touch! can i hire him?

  23. Fun to get a glimpse into another shopping cart. I literally have not set foot into any section of the grocery store except the produce section in well over a month save the day I went with the boyfriend so he could do his shopping!
    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles recently posted..The Partial Vegan Controversy

  24. Love the groceries!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Week In Review: 1/2/12-1/10/12 (A Day Late)

  25. Costco is a magical little place! I have yet to figure out to leave without spending at least $50 (and I live by myself)!

  26. YUM! I’m coming to your house for… breakfast… lunch… dinner… snack… :)

  27. I love when people do posts like these – it’s neat to see what everyone else buys at the store. Sort of like looking at people’s carts at the store… am I the only one who does that?…
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) recently posted..Strawberry Cookies β€˜n Cream Ice Cream Cake

  28. Yum!!! You guys picked up some great eats! I love Cosco! We always stock up on the essentials there. It really does save you so much $$$
    Molly@hungryhungryrunner.com recently posted..Hangry

  29. Cute post linds! I love shopping and I almost love it as much as reading others shopping adventures! :)
    Liz recently posted....School update..

  30. Yum! Your groceries look a LOT like mine. So many favorites – Chobani, Love Grown, peanut butter, and of course the produce overhaul.
    Tina @ Best Body Fitness recently posted..In Unexpected Ways

  31. Wow! You guys must have had an empty fridge! lol. Looks like some awesome stuff though!
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..whirlwind week

  32. I adore adore adore shopping posts! They are my favorite!

    You got some great stuff! I bet you are eatin well this week. :)
    Nicole recently posted..Farm Fresh Delivers


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