Happy New Year’s Eve! Tomorrow’s the start of a new year and I can’t wait to get working on my goals. Do you have any plans for tonight? I will probably be in bed by 8:30 because #momlife, and I’ve also been sick for about a week.
This week I’m focusing a lot on emptying my freezer. I have a few more freezer meals from November that need to be eaten, and they should be gone by next week.
That will get us set up for a 3-week Daniel Fast that our church is doing starting January 10th. The next three shopping posts will look a little different (maybe even healthier!) because we’ll be basically eating only fruits and vegetables, so just be prepared for that.
One thing I haven’t been doing that I’ll start from now on is focusing on the sale produce on the front page of ads. I know that’s obvious, but I haven’t been taking advantage like I should be; and with the Daniel Fast and a new Beachbody program coming up, I need to get the most out of my money.
This is why I’ve bought 4 crowns of broccoli, because 99 cents is a steal compared to $1.59.
I also received this monstrous 8-quart Instant Pot for Christmas (yay!), so look forward to tons of tips, recipes, and possibly failures as I learn how to use this thing. My first attempt will be dried beans, so wish me luck!
5 boxes Crystal Light: $.99 each after Buy 5, Save $5. Also received $3.50 back in rebates from Ibotta!
Red onion, .75 pounds: $.74
Fresh jalapenos: $.23
Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links: $3.00
Butterball turkey bacon: $2.99
- Used $.55/1 printable coupon
3 Alpha burritos: Free thanks to coupons from Moms Meet
1 Alpha pot pie: Free thanks to coupons from Moms Meet
Lime juice: $.79
4 boxes Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt: $2.49 each after Buy 5, Save $5
Blue Diamond almond milk: $1.99 after Buy 5, Save $5
White whole wheat flour: $2.99
Crest kids toothpaste: $2.49
Apple cider vinegar: $1.49
All purpose flour: $1.15
Stevia packets: $2.99
Strawberries: $2.99. I hate buying them out of season but it’s the only fruit Allison will eat!
Baby wipes: $1.39
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Deli turkey: $2.99
Bananas, 4.93 pounds: $2.12
4 crowns broccoli: $.99 each
Cooking spray: $1.49
2 packages green bell peppers: $1.99 each
Chicken sausages: $2.99
Navel oranges, 4-pound bag: $2.19
Dill weed: $1.00
Onion powder: $1.00
Weekly Total: $74.39. Not shown above is milk and soda from Meijer.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Turkey Chili from freezer*, Cornbread Muffins
Sausage and peppers over rice* and shredded broccoli (Shredding all the stems to make “broccoli rice” to save on food waste!)
Mexican Burritos* from freezer, Broccoli Salad Slaw
Boomerang Pies*, roasted broccoli
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit
Dinner out- Chinese buffet
Frozen sausage patties* and cheese on English muffins*
Egg Breakfast Casserole (Adding broccoli, spinach, and bell peppers)
Scrambled eggs and bacon (Allison’s request!)
Turkey and cheese cracker sandwiches, strawberries, gogurt*, Cinnamon Banana Muffins* from freezer
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.