Weekly Produce On a Budget

Hey guys, and happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving weekend is always busy for me, since my birthday usually falls on or around the holiday.  So now that the long weekend chaos has subsided, I wanted to show you my grocery trip from today – a fresh produce haul that will last us the week, in addition to our pantry staples.

This trip totaled $20.55, and our weekly produce budget is $25.  This is perfect, since we’ll need to buy more greens later in the week, as well as a can or two of tomatoes.  Starting from the top left and working clockwise, I’ll list what we bought, and the prices:

3 limes/$1.00
3 lb. carrots/$1.79
1 large pineapple/$2.00 (on sale)
4 large potatoes/$3.38
6 bananas/$1.74
1 huge head cabbage/$1.68 (this was on sale for $0.29/lb, which is a great deal)
1 large cauliflower/$2.50 (sale item)
3 lb. onions/$1.79
2 heads garlic/$1.06
1 large knob ginger/$0.34
1 bunch kale/$2.00
1 bunch cilantro/$1.29

Lately I’ve been keeping an eye on flyers to take advantage of sales and discounts, because the more veggies, the better.  We usually shop at a mid-priced grocery store (Loblaws) since it’s nearby – if we had a super cheap store nearby we’d probably go there instead.

This week we’ll post some of our meals using these ingredients.  I’m still not entirely sure what to do with that mammoth head of cabbage – perhaps a big batch of cabbage rolls are in our future.

See you guys soon!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11492583565520188461 Sarah

    Wow, these are some really great prices!! I need to definitely work on bringing my produce prices down and I'm definitely impressed by your haul!

    Happy belated Thanksgiving!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17066424084187434409 Joey

    For $20 or so, that's not to be sniffed at all! I just spent £3 getting some flour, soy milk and chocolate (yeah, that last one just jumped in the basket!)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08901767751926870086 veganmiam.com

    Happy Belated Canadian Thanksgiving and Birthday! How was both? Wow $20.55, not bad! The potatoes are pretty cheap here in Buenos Aires, but the green bell peppers are the same price as the potatoes 🙁

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15887621874869110597 Kari

    Happy (belated) Canadian Thanksgiving and birthday 🙂 And if these are from a regular grocery store, those are very impressive prices! I probably buy things at similar cost but have to visit local markets to do so. I wouldn't survive on a pineapple and bananas as my fruit quota for the week though (just as I probably wouldn't get through a full cabbage, cauliflower + kale in one)!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11490816021651698189 Jolene – EverydayFoodie

    Potatoes are such good "bang for your buck" – love 'em!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00589414740603993442 foodfeud

    I want to buy the same things and see how the prices here compare! Cauliflower here is pretty pricey now, though, maybe I should check circulars.
    Did you have plans for the pineapple? Or just buy it because it was on sale? Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of it all.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11619032496340038921 Sanni

    These must not have been organic vegetables