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
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!