It’s been a busy week! I spent that time recovering from my half marathon (and taking a few weeks off from running to take care of a hamstring issue), getting frustrated at my hair and getting it chopped off (Take a look at my Instagram!), and, of course, going to Kings Island. We were recently called “amusement park junkies”, and I wear that badge with pride!
This week, I didn’t feel like doing much cooking. A lot of our meals are no-cook and slow cooker, with just a couple times of using the oven. However, I bought a ton of produce and other things, and take a look at this fridge:
I don’t know why I think my family of 3 needs all this food, but I know we’ll eat it!
We had a large overage from last week which I completely used up this week. Chicken was on sale, and so were Nathan’s hot dogs- one of my favorites. Hot dogs freeze really well, and I plan to have a lot of cookouts this summer! Here’s everything I bought:
Dry erase markers: $1.00
Lance cookies: $1.00
Dried peaches: $1.00
Dried apples: $1.00
Toilet bowl cleaner: $1.00
Coloring book (Not pictured, I’m a sucker): $1.00
Tub of Greek yogurt: $3.49
Sugar, 5-pound bag: $1.59
Mini guacamole cups: $3.29
Shredded Parmesan: $1.99
Canned pineapple chunks: $.89
Fresh broccoli: $1.29
2 bags baby carrots: $.89 each
Sliced cheese: $1.79
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $1.79
Juice boxes: $1.99
Romaine hearts: $1.99
Yogurt tubes: $1.55
Cottage cheese: $1.79
Can of cannellini beans: $.55
Block of Colby Jack: $1.69
Can of black olives: $1.19
Grape tomatoes: $1.49
2 dozen eggs: $.48 each
Sweetener packets: $1.39
2 packages Tyson breast (About 4 pounds total): $7.01, were BOGO free
Green grapes, 2.58 pounds: $2.53
Black forest ham: $4.09
Hard salami: $2.88
Hidden Valley Fiesta dip mix: $1.79
Premier Protein Caramel shake: $1.00, on clearance. I’ve always wanted to try one but didn’t want to buy a big pack!
4 Clif bars: $.88 each. I’m addicted to these right now!
2 packages strawberries: $.98 each
Ocean Spray Diet drink: Free from Free Friday Download
5 packages of Nathan’s hot dogs:
- Used 2 $.55/1 coupons from the packages, plus a $1.00/1 mPerks coupon
Weekly Total: $82.39
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Ham and cheese sandwiches, grapes, potato chips*
Snack dinner: Salami, cheese, crackers*, carrots/cauliflower with dip, fruit
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken, roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes
Pizza salad: Lettuce, pepperoni, Parmesan cheese, olives, banana peppers*, croutons*, white beans
Quesadillas with cheese and refried beans*, roasted sweet potatoes
Scrambled eggs with veggies
Sausage patties* with English muffins*- Basically, breakfast is whatever’s left over in the fridge/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.