This week, I’ve decided to try a bunch of new recipes!
My only criteria was that the servings had to be big enough to fill me up but still have limited calories. And I do that by bulking up my recipes with vegetables! For example, I’ll be using those 2 zucchini you’ll see below for my Cheeseburger Stuffed Zucchini Boats. And it serves 4, so that means I’ll be eating half of a huge zucchini for dinner. Volume eating at its finest!
I’m also pretty sure there’s a shortage on frozen broccoli. Once again, they were on sale at Meijer, and once again, they were out when I did my shopping. There wasn’t even an empty spot for the broccoli; that space was filled with extra frozen corn and peas. So, I’ll just have to buy fresh for awhile unless I can find 16-oz bags for $1.00 somewhere else!
Since Meijer was out of frozen broccoli AND chocolate chips, I ended up being $20.00 under budget instead of right on track. I feel like I may have missed a few things I needed to buy, so maybe that’s what the money will be spent on. I also have a $25.00 Sam’s Club gift card I just got from Swagbucks, so perhaps a big Sam’s stock-up trip is in order! Here’s everything I bought this week:
2 boxes Quaker granola bars: $.99 each, on clearance
Oreo Milka bar: Free with Free Friday Download
2 pints Halo Top: $5.49 each, were BOGO free
Hair clips: $3.49
2 cans great northern beans: $.85 each
- Used $.40/1 coupon I received in the mail
- Final Cost: $.69
Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix: Free from a coupon I received in the mail
Cole slaw mix: $1.69
5 bags Goldfish: $.89 each, part of the Buy 5, Save $5 sale
3 bags frozen peas: $1.00 each
2 packages broccoli: $1.39 each
Green peppers: $1.29
Sliced cheese: $1.89
Sweet potatoes: $1.79
2 cans tuna: $.68 each
Cottage cheese: $1.79
Ground turkey: $1.89
Hot sauce: $.85
Dijon mustard: $.89
Half & half: $1.69
2 large zucchini: $1.00 each
Weekly Total: $58.89
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Spinach, sausage, and white bean soup, wheat baguettes
Cheeseburger stuffed zucchini boats
Chicken burritos* (Chicken cooked in slow cooker with salsa), roasted sweet potatoes
Asian chicken* (Using the Sticky and Hot marinade), rice, cooked with coleslaw mix and broccoli
Pumpkin* chocolate chip* waffles
Tuna melts, roasted sweet potatoes
English muffins* with peanut butter* and banana, cottage cheese*
English muffins* with frozen sausage patties*
Blueberry banana muffins, ants on a log (Celery, cream cheese*, raisins*), string cheese*, crackers*, strawberries
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!