I’m finally back with another grocery post!
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Christmas week I was in Florida and couldn’t take pictures of my shopping trip there, and when we got back Sunday New Year’s Eve, I just couldn’t muster the strength to do a whole grocery post in one night. So now we’re back to normal!
One of my goals for 2018 is to up my vegetable intake, and that’s exactly what I’m doing this week. I’m going to start mixing in as much PiYo as I can with my half marathon training and need to start eating more; and I’m very loosely following the PiYo eating plan on the highest calorie level. You can read more about the plan here and get accurate numbers; but as of right now, my goal is to eat the 7 servings of protein and 6 servings of veggies every day and let the others fall where they may. I’ll be eating way more grains than allowed because, well, carbs. But really, it seems to be working so I’ll stick with it for awhile! (Note: I’m not a Beachbody coach; I just like their workout programs!)
You might see me buying more stuff at Wal Mart from now on, too; namely, that huge 3 1/2 pound bag of frozen Normandy veggies. It’s the only place I know of that sells this huge bag, and I’m addicted! I also found rolls of turkey sausage for $1.50, whereas Jennie-o sells for $3.29. I’ve never heard of this brand though, so I’ll let you know how it tastes!
Keeping in mind that I’m upping both my protein and veggie intake to keep up with my training, here’s what I bought this week and what we’ll be eating:
7 cups Greek yogurt: $.69 each
Hot sauce: $.85
3 bags baby carrots: $.99 each
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
2 packages green peppers: $1.49 each
2 bags spinach: $1.29 each
Romaine hearts: $1.99
Bananas, 2.42 pounds: $.99
Oranges, 4 pounds: $2.49
Cottage cheese: $1.79
Ground beef: $3.19
Ranch dressing packet: $.49
Tortilla chips: $1.89
Deli turkey: $2.99
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Yellow mustard: $.65
Baby wipes: $1.49
2 dozen eggs: $.72 each
Spicy brown mustard: $.89
Yeast: $.99. I usually buy jars of yeast but they went from $3.69 to $4.59! I’ll have to see if I can find it cheaper elsewhere.
Vinegar: Free with a coupon I received in the mail
White whole wheat flour: $3.49
Birds Eye Normandy vegetable blend: $5.98
4 rolls turkey sausage: $1.50 each. I was excited to find these!
Whole wheat french loaf: $.45, on clearance
DiGiorno pizza: $9.48. Keeping in the freezer for easy emergency meals!
Laundry detergent: $12.98
Maple syrup: $10.28
Total: $8.83 out of pocket thanks to a gift card from Swagbucks!
Weekly Total: $84.42. We had an overage from last week and used it all this week.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Chicken noodle soup* (Chicken and noodles already bought), french loaf
Small group potluck- making these Ranch Baby Carrots
Taco bowls (Chicken*, cheese*, rice*, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers), tortilla chips with bean dip (Refried beans*, salsa*, and shredded cheese* mixed together)
Spaghetti* with meat sauce* (pasta sauce in cupboard), zucchini noodles, Normandy veggies
Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake, toast, fruit
Eggs with ground turkey sausage, spinach, and mushrooms; banana
Sausage patties* and sliced cheese on bread*
Double Chocolate Spinach Banana Muffins, cheese*, raisins, carrot sticks, pretzels*
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!