This weekend was gorgeous and we spent as much of it outside as possible. I went hiking with Koda and Hailey. We rode our bikes to breakfast and enjoyed sushi on wine on the back deck.
We accomplished some chores around the house and attended a friend’s 2nd birthday party. Cupcakes for everyone!
And I, of course, had the joy of meal planning and shopping!
On the menu this week…
Sunday– Mexican Layered Bowls (post coming soon!)
Monday– Sweet Potato Chili
Tuesday– Stuffed Peppers with Guacamole
Wednesday– Grilled Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
Thursday– Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Friday– Goat Cheese & Pistachio Chicken, Green Beans and Tomatoes
*As always, meals subject to change days
I started at Healthy Home Market. My tendency is to start here to get as much on my list as I can because I really like the quality of the food. However, they don’t have everything (for example, green beans) and sometimes I know prices are cheaper elsewhere (like Cabot cheese at Target), so I leave Target for last as a catch-all.
Eden Organic large diced tomatoes $3.49, Eden Organic diced tomatoes $2.49 each, local honey $4.39, organic lemon juice $1.99, organic lime juice $1.99, organic red quinoa $1.78, brown rice $0.81, raw almonds $10.40, pistachios $3.78, organic black beans $2.70
organic spaghetti squash $7.00, 4 organic red bell peppers $9.52, 2 organic green peppers $2.84, organic garlic $0.77, organic broccoli $3.99, organic oranges $5.99, organic carrots $1.59
ground turkey $5.59, Applegate Farms bacon $5.19, natural chicken breasts $4.46, grass-fed ground beef $6.99, Kerrygold butter $4.79, organic sour cream $3.39, organic green leaf lettuce $2.99, organic frozen edamame $3.39, organic frozen corn $2.79, Ezekiel english muffins $4.49, cherry tomatoes – actually from Josh’s Farmers Market
Healthy Home Market Total: $114.31
Green beans, cilantro, tomatoes, avocadoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, sweet potatoes, onions, red onion, local eggs
Josh’s Farmer’s Market Total: $20.34
organic tortilla chips $2.84, Pace salsa $4.99, Texas Pete $1.47, frozen wild salmon $10.94, Jack’s Fresh Salsa $3.29, kalamata olives $3.99, feta cheese $2.99, Cabot cheese $2.46
Target Total: $23.97
Weekly Total: $158.62
Once I got home, I dove head first into food prep. I ended up spending 3 hours preparing for the week between grocery shopping and food prep. It sounds like a lot, but my entire week is set and as I always say, it feels INCREDIBLE knowing I don’t have the think about food until next Sunday.
I made a double batch of Greek quinoa salad. I’m so excited to have this to layer on top of greens for an easy, quick lunch!
I also cooked the black beans, washed the lettuce, washed and chopped the broccoli, cooked up the brown rice, made chocolate coconut almond butter and marinated the chicken for dinner.
I’m feeling set up and ready for another week of eating for balanced blood sugars. The no-flour-of-any-sort is wearing on me a bit (PIZZZZZZAAAaaAA) but hopefully it’s making a difference.
One last thing…
WHOOSH!!! What was that? Just the sound of the budget limit flying past me. I can’t wait to share the wrap up of August’s budget, things I learned and other final thoughts later this week.
How long does it take you to shop and prep for the week?
Or do you prefer to wing it?