My grocery list for the week usually includes:
A cheaper lean cut of beef that I can use in beef and noodles, stew, soups or something similar.
A vegetarian dish like lentils or beans, like to have this with a small amount of ham.
A bag of frozen chicken prepared as pot pie, soup, baked or stir fried.
Vegetables on sale, preferably fresh but sometimes canned and frozen
Fruits on sale, preferably fresh but sometimes canned and frozen
100% whole grain bread
Whole grain noodle or pasta
Coffee and creamer, a must to avoid the expense of Starbucks
Lemon for home made lemonade
Any meal that actually stretches the more expensive ingredients.