Back-to-School Grocery Haul // Meal Prep with Me!

Happy back-to-school season, y’all! I am back in Winchester (VA) and just started my second year of physical therapy school. The best part about it? My fridge is looking extra full and happy right now. WOOHOO! I’m excited to be sharing this grocery haul with you guys, which includes items from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Aldi! I live in a small town that doesn’t have my favorite grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, so I made sure to stock up on what I needed before heading back to start the semester. There’s only a few grocery stores available to shop at in my town, which include Aldi, Martin’s, Walmart, and Costco. I do my usual shopping at one (or multiple - depending on what I need) of these stores. I normally try to buy two weeks worth of groceries and meal prep to save time during the week and make my life a whole lot easier. Keep reading to see what I picked up in my most recent grocery shopping haul and what I’ll be meal prepping for the next two weeks!

Trader Joe’s Shopping List:

  • Multivitamins

  • Hemp seeds

  • ‘Everything but the Bagel’ seasoning

  • Granola

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Coconut oil

  • Coconut oil cooking spray

Whole Foods Shopping List:

  • Eggs

  • Granola

  • Peanut coconut sauce

  • Spring greens

  • Raspberries

  • Feta cheese

  • Rotisserie chicken

  • Whole wheat bread

  • Everything bagels

  • Frozen acai

  • Vanilla coconut milk

Aldi Shopping List:

  • Probiotic yogurt

  • Frozen fruit

  • Apples

  • Bananas

  • Strawberries

  • Blueberries

  • Pineapple

  • Avocados

  • Tomatoes

  • Carrots

  • Broccoli

  • Asparagus

  • Potatoes

  • Chicken sausage

  • Bacon

  • Olive oil

  • Kombucha

  • Orange juice

On the Menu!!

  • Breakfast (not prepped)

    • Avocado toast with spring greens, eggs, tomatoes, everything bagel seasoning, and feta cheese (with some sort of side of fruit)

    • Smoothie with vanilla coconut milk, frozen spinach, mixed berries (fresh + frozen), bananas, pineapple, and beet powder (I also add in my collagen powder and MCT oil to my smoothies)

  • Snack

    • Probiotic yogurt with granola, mixed berries, and bananas

    • Apples with peanut butter, cinnamon, and hemp seeds

  • Lunch

    • Spring green salad with rotisserie chicken, strawberries, cucumbers, feta cheese, chia seeds, and blackberry balsamic vinegar dressing

  • Dinner

    • Brown rice with roasted chicken sausage, potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, and carrots

Thanks for reading - I hope you enjoyed this post! If you’d like more inspiration for meal ideas, head on over to my Instagram @breanna_spain where I share fun, delicious meals daily!

See ya in my next post! :)