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Once a Month Grocery Shopping Haul for Our Large Family

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Once a Month Grocery Shopping Haul for Our Large Family

In today’s video we load up in the 16-passenger van to storm our local Sharp Shopper, Costco, Dollar Tree, and Walmart for our once a month grocery shopping trip. We had success at all the stores minus the Dollar Tree. They were out of the name brand bread that I usually snag for $1 a loaf. I figured that was okay since we usually get bread for over 50% off. I guess I can still call my Dollar Tree run-in a success since I scored a few homeschool goodies. 😉

Once a Month Grocery Shopping Video

Click here to watch the full Once a Month Grocery Shopping Video!

Once a Month Grocery Shopping

Isn’t this picture cute?  It’s not me, or my kids, lol. 

Once a Month Grocery Shopping Unloading + FAQs Video

In the next Once a Month Grocery Shopping Video I share the team work unloading, an overview of our grocery haul (including my fun Trim Healthy Mama finds!), plus I go through several FAQs.

One of the most common questions I get is how I make fruits and vegetables last all month. I answer that question and share a little more about our large family eating habits. I go into a few ways I feed the family with a Trim Health Mama flair, and how I adapt certain meals to make them THM friendly for me. Join me for all this and more in the Once a Month Grocery Shopping Unloading + FAQs Video.

Click here to watch the full Once a Month Grocery Shopping Unloading + FAQs Video!

Large Family Once a Month Grocery Shopping

A Once a Month Grocery Shopping question from Instagram, “I go by -weekly shopping and by the second week we’re out of all fresh fruit. What do you do so you have fruit for your children all month?”

Here’s my answer, “We go through the quickly perishable fruits like bananas and berries the first week. By the second week we’re working through apples, pears, and oranges. 3rd week there’s usually some oranges/grapefruit, and carrots hanging around. By the 4th week we’re gearing up to finish up what’s left in the house so it’s canned applesauce, peaches, etc. The way I see it we’re soooo radically blessed with food in America that if the kiddos don’t have an abundance of produce for one week (but still have healthy food from other food groups) all is not lost. We’re not legalistic with the OAMS thing. I usually save some of my food budget money to make a small mid month trip if needed.”

My other Once a Month Grocery Shopping posts over the years:

Once-a-Month Grocery Shopping Haul + a Tour of my Refrigerators & Freezers!

Once-A-Month Grocery Shopping List, Monthly Meal Plan, F.A.Q.

Ten Tricks for Successful Once-A-Month Grocery Shopping

Feeding a Big Family for $400 per Month on Money Saving Mom + More FAQ’s

12 Family Grocery Savings Articles

How I Feed My Family of 7 for $400 per Month (This article is a few years old. Since that time our grocery budget has doubled and at times tripled. We eat a lot of fresh fruits, veggies, and meat now. By no means is our current system “perfect,” it’s just different. We also now have a preteen, teen, and my husband is home full-time. That’s 21+ meals a week from home and all of us eat. 🙂 This article still has valuable info if you need additional cost saving tips!)

What are your grocery shopping tips and tricks?

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