I’ve been on a huge veggie kick recently.
Mostly, it’s out of frustration that Allison won’t eat anything that’s good for her. She won’t eat meat except for the occasional chicken nugget, pasta (Including mac and cheese), soups, burritos, even fruit (Except strawberries and raisins). With such limited possibilities, it’s hard to hide veggies and nutritious stuff in anything because she won’t eat anything that’s put together. Except bread items and the occasional grilled cheese.
This is why I got out the book Deceptively Delicious from the library. This book has recipes that involve adding a small amount of vegetable puree to whatever you make; and while most of the recipes involve foods Allison won’t touch, I did find a recipe for grilled cheese that might work. You just stir together shredded cheese and pureed butternut squash, then make it like a regular grilled cheese. I’m praying this works, because this might be a game changer!
I also finally broke down and bought frozen fruit from Dollar Tree because I ran out of my freezer stash. Did you know Dollar Tree actually sold frozen fruit? They do, and it’s cheaper than the fresh that’s out right now! They’re only 12-ounce bags, but the price-per-ounce is still cheaper; and I plan to rely on that store for my berry consumption this winter. I feel like I did pretty good this week! Here’s what I bought:
3 boxes Ronzoni pasta: $.49 each after Buy 10, Save $5 event
Green Giant broccoli tots: $3.49 after Buy 10, Save $5
2 boxes Larabars: $3.99 each after Buy 10, Save $5
- Used 2 $1.00/1 coupons
- Final Cost: $2.99 each
Hot chocolate mix: $.99 after Buy 10, Save $5
3 cans diced tomatoes: $.49 each after Buy 10, Save $5
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Pumpkin seeds (Not pictured): $3.19
3 bags frozen berry blend: $1.00 each
2 bags frozen blueberries: $1.00 each
Greek yogurt: $3.49
2 packages fresh broccoli: $1.59 each
3 cups yogurt: $.35 each
Yogurt tubes: $1.79
Pumpkin covered pretzels: $1.79
2 cans pumpkin: $.79 each
Kerrygold Irish cheese: $3.49
2 spaghetti squash: $.99 each
Parmesan cheese: $2.29
Andes baking chips: $2.65
Coffee creamer: $2.19
Chicken sausage: $2.99
2 butternut squash: $.99 each
Dijon mustard: $.89
String cheese: $8.98
Toilet paper: $18.68
Total: $4.01 OOP after a gift card from Swagbucks!
Weekly Total: $73.01
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Tomato Basil Soup and grilled cheese*
Homemade chicken nuggets (From the book Deceptively Delicious), butternut squash fries
Ground beef* quesadillas, grapes
Spaghetti squash with jarred Alfredo sauce* and chicken sausage, roasted broccoli
Panko crusted tilapia*, Annie’s mac and cheese*, frozen peas*
Yogurt and granola* with frozen fruit
No Bake Superfoods Breakfast Cookies
Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins for a church event
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!