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My family of 4 eats at home for almost every meal - here's what our $946 monthly grocery list looks like

Whole Foods — Weekly: $120

Whole Foods — Weekly: $120

We shop at Whole Foods weekly because we get the bulk of our fresh produce there; it tends to cost more, but it's consistently of consistently better quality. We also shop here for meats, eggs, and for a few specialty items.

Here's approximately how much we spend each week on each food we buy from Whole Foods, all of which is organic when available:

Broccoli - $1.49/lb.
Carrots - $1.99
Apples - $1.99
Bananas - $1.99
Berries (varied by season) - $6.99
Cucumbers - $1.98
Boxed salad - $3.49
Bell peppers - $3.99
Kale - $3.49
Eggs - $7.99
Milk - $3.49
Almond milk - $4.49
Ground beef - $7.99
Smoked turkey - $9.99
Deli cheese - $11.99
Bread - $7.99
Cereal - $9.99
Baby food pouches - $16.99
Coffee - $11.99

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Stop & Shop - Weekly: $41

Stop & Shop - Weekly: $41

Stop & Shop has a smaller selection of organic options than Whole Foods, but they do offer some organic foods at better prices. And for many of the foods we eat that aren't organic, their prices tend to be much better.

Onions - $2.99
Potatoes - $1.99
Rice - $3.99
Seltzer water - $5.99
Canned soup - $7.99
Beans - $10.99
Kids Clif Bars - $3.99
Orange juice - $2.99

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Trader Joe's - Monthly: $120 to $145

Trader Joe's - Monthly: $120 to $145

Trader Joe's has amazing prices on all sorts of products, but I usually find their produce lacking and their meat prices comparable to other stores. For dry goods and frozen foods, though, they're hard to beat.

Crackers - $10 to $20
Tortilla chips - $15
Salsa - $15 to $20
Frozen vegetable blends - $15
Frozen fruit - $10 to $15
Frozen rice blends - $15
Frozen potatoes - $10
Pasta - $15 to $20
Tofu - $15

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Costco — Every other month: $100

Costco — Every other month: $100

We get plenty of stuff from Costco, from cleaning supplies to paper towels to printer ink, but there's only one food we consistently buy during bimonthly visit, and that's...

Organic chicken - $100

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