This was an excellent weekend for shopping.
First of all, Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet the next town over is AMAZING. We went last Tuesday evening and snagged some turkey sausage and frozen veggies that I’ll use this week and next. I really wanted to buy out the entire stock, but I knew I needed to save money for, you know, actual groceries later.
However, I heard that they’re getting in a hundred or so new items this week. So as soon as I hear the word, I’m gone. And hopefully I’ll come back with some amazing stuff.
And if you ask Allison why she likes the store, she’ll tell you, “The free samples!” Because they’ll have little samples of chocolate or whatever candy they want to get rid of. Typical kid.
Anyway, Aldi was amazing this week, too! I walked in and almost all of their produce had the red reduced-price tags. Most of them were marked down by only 30 cents or so; but seeing as how I was buying them anyway, it was an added bonus!
Also, I’m excited to say that I’m starting 80 Day Obsession from Beachbody today. It’s supposed to be a fairly challenging program with weights, and I’m looking forward to getting stronger to support my running (Which I’m taking back up again this week too!!!)
There’s also a timed nutrition aspect that I’m attempting as well, which is why below you’ll see my pre-workout and post-workout meals. Maybe I’ll write a post soon about how it all works; but for now, you can at least see what I’m eating.
Here’s what we bought this week:
Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet
2 packages Jennie-O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage: $2.00 each
2 bags Tommy’s Brussels sprouts: $1.25 each
2 bags Birds Eye cauliflower rice: $1.25 each
Almond milk (Not pictured): $1.69
Red Delicious apples, 3-pound bag (Not pictured): $2.99
Tater tots: $1.65
2 pineapples: $.99 each
2 containers cottage cheese: $1.59 each
Greek yogurt: $3.49
Gluten free pasta: $1.49
Bananas, 4.45 pounds: $1.96
Sour cream: $.89
4 crowns broccoli: $1.49 each
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $1.49
2 blocks cheddar cheese: $1.69 each
Ranch packet: $.49
Easter M&Ms: $2.79
Half & half: $1.55
Turkey bacon: $1.89
Cooking spray: $1.49
Butternut squash, 2.69 pounds: $2.39
Coffee creamer: $1.79
Mini chocolate chips: $1.69
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Bacon bits: $1.29
Grapes, 2.24 pounds: $2.67
Tomato sauce: $.25
Baby wipes: $1.39
Cream of chicken soup: $.49
3 dozen eggs: $.58 each
Green beans: $1.49
Total: $62.45 after a $5.00 off coupon from the mail
Weekly Total: $76.13
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Spiral ham* (From freezer), roasted green beans and broccoli, dinner rolls from freezer*
Ham and cheese quesadillas* (Have leftover corn tortillas from last week), frozen Brussels sprouts, fruit
Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet, fruit
Jennie-O turkey sausage, Parmesan Cauliflower Rice, roasted sweet potatoes
Dinner out- Golden Corral
Healthy Hamburger Helper* (Ground turkey in freezer)
Waffles* and french toast casserole from freezer*
Oatmeal (Allison’s current favorite is cocoa powder, peanut butter, and a couple chocolate chips)
Pre-workout: Pumpkin Parfait (Made with butternut squash)
Post-workout: Quinoa Egg Bacon Cups, cottage cheese
Salami, string cheese*, strawberries, crackers*, Brownie Larabar Bites (She seems to have the same thing every week, but she’s a creature of habit and loves it!)
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!
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.