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Single Girl Groceries

March 13, 2011

No, this isn’t a post about how Joey and I broke up.  I’m a single girl until Tuesday night because Joey is in Arizona with our beloved Colorado Rockies.

Oddly enough I am going to Arizona a few days after he comes back.  Hello, Spring Break!

Anyways, besides the fact that I now have to wake up at 5 AM to take Tonka on a walk, I don’t mind being on my own for the weekend, especially when it means only spending $45 at the grocery.

Grocery Shopping Tip #whatever number we’re on: Wait till a week when your significant other is gone to restock on all those non-produce goodies you insist on having around.

My single girl groceries all fit in one bag.  That’s a good sign.


  • Bananas
  • Granny Smith apples
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Garlic
  • Avocado (it’s on top of the bananas, I promise and oops turns out I already had one at home)


  • English muffins
  • Cumin
  • Ginger
  • Tahini
  • Coconut oil
  • Almonds
  • Honey
  • Dates

I swear my spices seem to all be running out (or at least running low) all at once.

Note the stack of books on the right edge of this picture.  English majors go through a lot of books…

You’ll see where these almonds went later.  I love secrets.  I’m bad at keeping them, though…

I’m okay with that price considering I got a few pricier items, i.e. coconut oil, tahini and almonds.  These are necessities, I assure you.

I wouldn’t mind a few more weeks where my grocery bill looks like this.  But I do mind waking up to take Tonka on a walk.

Sunday already, huh?  Have a good one.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2011 7:27 AM

    your grocery haul looks strikingly similar to my own 🙂 carbs, produce, fats.. cover all the bases!

    p.s. what brand of English Muffins are those? They look so doughy! nommmm.

  2. March 13, 2011 8:32 AM

    oooh – i think i know about the almond secret!! have fun 😛
    and i think it looks like you got some great deals to wind up with all that for only $45! spices are so expensive here, which sort of kills me because i so badly want to try them all.

  3. March 13, 2011 4:08 PM

    I love doing groceries lol Even if I have a list I will wander around all the aisles and probably spend a good 10 minutes in the cookie one alone 🙂

  4. March 13, 2011 4:18 PM

    I love your grocery tips! It’s always fun to see what other people buy/how much they spend. $45 is actually a really reasonable amount to spend on one person. 🙂

  5. March 13, 2011 5:42 PM

    I love your bag! 😀 So cute! 😀

    Yummy food! 😀 YAY! We just restocked yesterday! 😀


  6. March 13, 2011 5:47 PM

    Oh how I wish I could get away with a 45$ grocery bill. Throw two kiddos in to that loop and it easily doubles – and that’s just the basics. No spices, higher priced items, etc. Maybe I should send the boys off one weekend so I can do some single girl shopping 🙂

    • March 13, 2011 8:48 PM

      I have a hard enough time feeding one guy, I can’t imagine having 3 to feed.

  7. March 13, 2011 5:53 PM

    I actually think you did really well for $45! I am a single-lady cook and I definitely can’t manage that (or the fact that you made it in one bag!) Let’s just say veggies are not the cheapest thing and tend to take up A LOT of space. Good thing Costco sells bulk broccoli!

    Have a lovely day!

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