This weekend was wonderfully simple. I didn’t take many pictures and my instagram was (and still is) broken, which is giving me the shakes. I’m not sure it’s possible to eat a meal without snapping a picture of it first.
Anyways, we finally got new bedroom furniture which I am RIDICULOUSLY excited about and it sparked an entire deep spring cleaning movement. It’s how we spent our Saturday.
David had to work all day Sunday, so to break the monotony, Hailey and I decided to venture to Whole Foods in Charlotte, about 45 minutes away. And yes, I know it sounds silly to drive that far for a grocery store.
But first, there was fridge evaluation.
Items remaining that need to be used this week- feta, fresh mozzarella, frozen grass-fed burgers.
Then meal planning.
The entire past week I’ve stayed away from processed carbs (chips, breads, pastas) as part of my jeans-are-too-tight plan, even over the weekend. The first couple days were pretty dang hard, but I made it through and now feel a lot better. I’m aiming at still keeping them to a minimum over the next week as well.
This week’s line up looks like this-
Sunday- Grilled BBQ salmon, roasted broccoli and bread
Monday- Vegetable stir-fry over Quinoa
Tuesday- Sweet Potato Nachos
Wednesday- Grass-Fed Burger Lettuce Wraps and Sweet Potato Rounds
Thursday- Mexican Chicken
Friday- Homemade Veggie pizza
Breakfasts- Veggie Eggs or Smoothies
Lunch- Greek Quinoa, Salads, Leftovers
Snacks- Edamame, Banana Oat ‘cookies’, applesauce, almonds
After loading up on cart-snacks, my little sidekick and I hit the aisles.
1 box of raisins, 3 samples of cheese, 1 sample of popcorn and 1 sucker later, we were finished shopping. I only ended up with 2 non-list splurge items: Israeli Couscous and Snapeas. Oh, and 1 sad little potato that Hailey tried to snag and eat when I wasn’t looking.
We loaded up the car and I was glad I remembered my cooler for the frozen goods. It’s important it you are weird like me and take a full-on road trip to the grocery store.
Here is my specific haul, for those that requested I do it again.
Blue Diamond Almond Milk ($1.99), organic sour cream ($2.69), no-hormone sharp cheddar ($2.99(, 2 dozen local eggs ($2.69 each), Organic Valley 100% grass-fed whole milk ($4.99)
2 cans Alaskan wild salmon ($2.49 each), Organic chicken breasts ($6.75), wild caught BBQ salmon ($6.99)
Bulk Raw Almonds ($5.62), Bulk Israeli Couscous ($2.86), Bulk Quinoa ($4.19), Organic Applesauce ($2.99), Organic Kalamata Olives ($3.29) Green Peppercorns ($2.19) *I was supposed to get capers and bought peppercorns by mistake- DOH!
2 Organic Tropical Blend Frozen Fruit ($2.99 each), Organic Bananas ($3.13), Organic Grape Tomatoes ($3.50) chives ($2.49), Organic Avocados bag ($4.99), 2 lemons ($0.50 each), 1 lb Organic Baby Spinach ($5.99), 2 Organic Green Peppers ($4.35), Mushrooms ($2.49), Onion ($1.59), 4 Organic Sweet Potatoes ($4.14), Cucumber ($0.64), Organic Broccoli ($2.67) Sad, little bitten potato ($0.48)
Snapea Crisps ($1.59), Frozen Edamame Pods ($2.99), 4 Kombucha drinks (4 for $5.00)
Grand Total for the Week- $115.31
I’m on the eating clean bandwagon, especially after making it through a weekend without pizza (who knew that was possible!?!) and I’m feeling really good. Hoping you are too!
What’s on your menu?