Do you ever have weeks where you’re gung-ho about making healthier meals, adding lots of vegetables, and feeling good about life? And then the next week it’s like “Eh, macaroni and cheese every day.”
I feel like I’m the second one this week.
And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I like easy comfort food, and I was feeling particularly lazy about meal planning for this week. Part of it is because we’re eating out twice and didn’t have to use as much grocery money on dinners; plus I’m using stuff from my pantry which cut costs even more. BUT LOOK- FROZEN VEGGIES! When I saw Meijer had veggies on sale for $1.00, we ran there on Sunday evening, the day of the sale, to grab as many as we could before they ran out. Frozen broccoli is still missing for some reason, but I got a bunch of California veggies; no, of course seven bags isn’t overkill!
Next week will be better I think, but I’m happy about what I got. Especially Big Lots and their 20% off everything sale. Hello, Pumpkin Cheerios! So, when you look at what I bought this week, try not to judge me too hard!
7 bags frozen California veggies: $1.00 each
4 bags chocolate chips: $1.00 after the Buy 5, Save $5 event
1 bag Reeses baking chips: $1.00 after the Buy 5, Save $5 event
3 bags frozen peas: $1.00 each
6-pack Dr. Pepper: $1.99
International Delight Reeses creamer: $2.50
- Used $.55/1 mPerks coupon
- Final Cost: $1.95
Apple cider: $1.79, marked down
Entenmann’s Bread Outlet
2 loaves Sara Lee wheat bread: $.50 each
Thomas pumpkin spice bagels: $1.00
No picture. Both pictures I took literally have fuzzy lines all over it and I can’t use them; how weird.
Ziploc quart-sized freezer bags: $12.12
Box of Dannon Greek yogurt cups: $12.98
Members Mark dish soap: $6.98
Total: $8.46 OOP after a gift card from Swagbucks!
2 bags Hawaiian rolls: $1.79 each
Sausage patties: $4.99
Hot sauce: $.85
Green bell peppers: $1.69
Roma tomatoes: $1.29
Deli turkey: $2.39
2 gallons milk: $1.07 each
2 cans pumpkin: $.79 each
Half & half: $1.69
2 blocks cream cheese: $.79 each
Green onions: $.79
Brown sugar: $.99
Diced tomatoes: $.45
2 boxes Pumpkin Spice Cheerios: $1.20 each
Belvita Protein bars: $3.20
2 boxes Sprout pouches: $1.60 each
Black beans: $1.04
2 liter Dr. Pepper: $1.32
Total: $11.26. This was after their 20% discount sale.
Barbie fruit snacks: $1.69
Autumn mix: $2.29
Weekly Total: $85.90. We had an overage from last week to cover this.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Annie’s mac and cheese* with frozen peas
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Black bean quesadillas* (Tortillas in pantry), roasted butternut squash
Deli turkey sandwiches, Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash
Eating out- pizza
Eating out- IHOP
Yogurt with frozen fruit* and Belvita biscuits
Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole
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.