So, this week will be a little interesting!
I’m possibly going to be solo parenting for a couple days, so I wanted to make some easy dinners and have a few leftover nights. Allison rarely eats my dinners (She’ll come around eventually, right?) so hopefully I planned right and I won’t have all this food that will go to waste!
Adding to that, I’m attempting to follow the 21 Day Fix container system again. I’m pretty wishy-washy, going back and forth between needing it and not. But my goal is to eat 5-6 servings of veggies a day, and I’m just not hitting that on my own. So I’m hoping this will give me the push I need to start eating healthier again. After all of these trips to amusement parks, I definitely need this!
Not familiar with 21 Day Fix? You can read about how to use the containers here, but you’re allotted a certain number of containers a day. So I’d need 5 servings of protein, 5 servings of veggies, 3 servings of fruit, and so on. It’s not really limiting; I just need a way to keep myself on track nutrition-wise!
Shopping Trip Notes
- I usually keep an assortment of meats and vegetables in the freezer, so that’s why you won’t see any meat in my pictures some weeks.
- We live in Ohio, where apparently some of our food is pretty cheap. Your mileage may vary and you may not be able to recreate this menu for $75.00 for 3 people.
- My goal is to make our menu as healthy as possible, but we’re not perfect. You’ll definitely see some sugar in our menu!
2 bottles Suave Professionals shampoo: $1.99 each, used 2 $1.00/1 coupons
Canned oranges: $1.09
Cole slaw mix: $1.69
Soy sauce: $1.69
Brown rice noodles: $3.29
2 boxes tissues: $1.25 each, were BOGO 50% off
Baby cucumbers: $.99
Jicama, 1.2 pounds: $2.03
Coffee Mate Snickers creamer: $2.99, used a $1.50/1 coupon
Total: $20.67. I also used a $3.00 produce coupon and a $2.00 reward! Received 250 points from Fetch Rewards. Use code PV2QH when you sign up and we’ll both receive 2,000 points!
Cottage cheese: $1.59
2 tubs Greek yogurt: $3.49 each
Block of Colby Jack cheese: $1.69
Veggie straws: $1.89
Pretzel sticks: $.99
Fit and Active Multi-grain flatbread: $2.49
Romaine hearts: $2.19
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Roma tomatoes, 16 ounces: $1.29
Green bell peppers: $1.69
2 dozen eggs: $.48 each
Red grapes, 2.51 pounds: $2.23
English muffins: $.99
Sweetener packets: $1.95
Bananas, 1.82 pounds: $.78
2 packages blueberries: $1.49 each
3 packages strawberries: $.99 each
2 huge zucchini: $1.00 each. Not sure what I’ll do with these yet… muffins? Oatmeal? Side items? All of the above?
Weekly Total: $66.58
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken* (Chicken and BBQ sauce), quinoa, frozen veggies*
Taco salads (Ground turkey*, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, rice*, cheese*)
Chicken sausages*, Ramen Salad
Wraps with deli chicken* (In freezer), cauliflower
Yogurt with Honey Vanilla Granola and blueberries
Egg and Cheese Muffin Sandwiches
Egg salad for snacks (Hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, mustard, shredded carrots, cucumbers, paprika, salt/pepper)
Chocolate Zucchini Bread for Allison’s lunch
Cocoa Banana Oat Bars for dessert
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
Tuesday 9th of July 2019
Welcome back, hope you had a wonderful 4th. I was thinking about your chicken sausages. You could do sauteed cabbage and potatoes with them and homemade bread of some kind. I saute my cabbage in a mix of oil and butter and then add your sausage throw in potatoes add some seasonings if you want a little water or broth and let it cook down. It makes a lot but left overs are great with bread. With the heat wave though I might hold off with that recipe for us.
Tuesday 9th of July 2019
Hey Gina! That sounds delicious. =) I bet putting all of that in your slow cooker would work out pretty well too, and would keep your house cool! I may need to try that.