This weekend felt a tad bit easier shopping wise! I was under budget by a few dollars, but only because I couldn’t find toilet cleaner and generic Lysol spray at Kroger. So, that extra money will probably be spent sometime this week!
I’m also still going strong with my 80 Day Obsession workouts, but I think the timed nutrition is a no-go. 5:30 AM is the only time I can work out, and eating a full meal at 4:30 just didn’t sit well with me. Plus, it left me hungry in the evenings with no more food to eat! If I could work out later in the day this wouldn’t be a problem, but such is life.
Macros seem to be easier to follow, anyway. The nutrition breakdown for 80 Day Obsession is 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat, which seems to be standard for any Beachbody program. It also seems to allow more freedom, rather than hearing “Nope, you only get one serving of cheese per day!”. Who needs that negativity in their life?
Anyway, groceries! Last month, while finishing up my Whole30, we set aside some extra money for groceries because I kept going over budget. It’s just the way the program worked, so we allowed ourselves to spend a little extra. I still had some left over, so a lot of that went toward Mr. Mac’s grocery outlet. That’s why the total amount spent there is a little inaccurate.
Also, my parents got us this gluten free pancake mix from Costco! Has anyone else tried this? It looks really good; we’ll definitely be making pancakes for dinner one night!
Here’s what I ended up buying this week:
Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet
2 bags Birds Eye cauliflower rice: $1.25 each
Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour: $2.00
Halo Top: $1.50
Strawberry donut holes: $1.00
Epic bar: $1.00
4 packages chicken sausage: $1.00 each, my favorite find!
Total: $12.00, but only $3.00 was taken out of grocery
Rolled oats: $2.45
Onions, 3-pound bag: $1.49
Green bell peppers: $2.49
Roma tomatoes: $1.19
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Almond milk: $1.69
2 containers cottage cheese: $1.59 each
2 cans diced tomatoes: $.35 each
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
2 cantaloupes: $1.19 each
Bananas, 4.52 pounds: $1.98
Greek yogurt: $2.99
2 broccoli crowns: $1.69 each
Chicken breasts, 5.30 pounds: $8.94
Eggs, 18-count: $.88 each, used a $.40/1 Kroger coupon
Eggs, 12-count: $.59
Coconut milk: $1.59
Strawberry jelly: $1.89. Somehow used 2 $.50/1 coupons- 1 digital and 1 paper
Rice, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Cocoa powder: $3.79
RXBar: Free from Free Friday Download
Red grapes, 4.12 pounds: $4.04
Bolthouse Farms dressing: $3.99
Weekly Total: $66.25, plus 50 points from Fetch Rewards! Click here to sign up and we’ll both earn 2,000 points when you scan your first receipt!
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Small group- ordering pizza
Cracked Out Chicken sandwiches (Over rice for me), roasted broccoli
Ground turkey burrito bowls (Rice, ground turkey, cheese*, tomatoes, spinach, bell peppers, salsa*, Greek yogurt)
Cauliflower Cheeseburger Casserole, fruit
Chicken curry (Chicken, red curry paste*, coconut milk, bag of frozen California veggies*, rice)
Toast* (Bread in freezer), sliced cheese, salami, strawberries, Spinach Banana Muffins
Carrot Cake Muffins for snacks
Chicken salad for snack (Shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, grapes, celery)… I’m just making up a recipe, so if it turns out good, I’ll post it!
What’s on your menu this week? Share 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.