I hope you all had a great Easter! This weekend was jam-packed, with me volunteering at church all Easter weekend. I barely had time to breathe, let alone get all my meal prep done. I only had time to make my meals for Sunday and some snack boxes (See my Facebook post in case you missed it!).
It’s Spring Break this week for Allison, which means we get to find fun things to do together! Somehow, even though she goes to school just in the morning, we can’t seem to find time to go on fun outings. I asked her what she wanted to do this week, and she said “Spring cleaning!”. So this could mean a few things:
- I’m a slob
- Allison’s gone crazy
- She really does want to help
In any case, it looks like we’ll be doing some cleaning this week!
But I think the best part about the entire week is: WE’RE GOING TO KINGS ISLAND ON SATURDAY!!! This past weekend was the official opening, and we get a chance to go this Saturday. I can’t even tell you how pumped we all are- especially Allison, who I think has grown the extra inch needed to ride a couple more rides. Expect to be flooded with photos in the near future.
Grocery-wise, I was able to get a lot this week! Here’s my shopping trip:
Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet
Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links: $4.50
Annie’s White Cheddar Bunnies: $1.50
Wellshire uncured beef franks: $1.75
Puffins cereal: $1.25
Donut holes: Free
Russet potatoes, 5-pound bag: $2.49
Roma tomatoes, 16-ounces: $1.19
Cottage cheese: $1.59
Corn tortillas: $1.29
Green bell peppers: $2.49
2 bags carrots: $1.29 each
Parmesan cheese: $2.29
Gluten free pasta: $1.49
3 dozen eggs: $.58 each
Pita chips: $1.99
Bananas, 5.67 pounds: $2.50
2 bags spinach:$ 1.19 each
Yogurt tubes: $1.55
Crushed pineapple: $.75
Greek yogurt: $2.99
3 blocks cream cheese: $.65 each
Sugar snap peas: $2.29
3 packages strawberries: $1.29 each
Almond milk: $1.69
2 pineapples: $.88 each
2 bags frozen stir-fry veggies: $1.39 each
Coconut milk: $1.59
Peanut butter: $1.79
Dannon Oikos Triple Zero yogurt: $1.00
Weekly Total: $72.36
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Chicken* and black bean* tacos, roasted zucchini, frozen cauliflower rice*
Green chicken curry (Chicken*, coconut milk, green curry paste*, 2 bags frozen stir-fry veggies, rice)
Pasta with Healthy Alfredo Sauce, chicken sausage*, frozen broccoli*
Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake, roasted potatoes
Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, Garlic Parmesan Quinoa*, roasted cauliflower
Kings Island (YAY!)
Egg and veggie cups, turkey sausage links
Oatmeal or cereal for Allison
Pita chips, hummus, strawberries, string cheese*, Healthy Donuts (Attempting to add cauliflower puree that I found in the freezer… pray that she actually eats these, haha)
Snack box: Strawberries, carrot sticks, hard boiled egg, peanut butter Greek yogurt dip
Made this Gluten Free Carrot Cake for Easter- I used a leftover Wal Mart gift card to buy a small bag of gluten free all-purpose flour
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.