I’m pretty proud of myself: I only shopped at 2 stores this week! Considering I went to *5* stores last week, this felt really good.
Starting this week I’m trying something different. Just recently I’ve felt convicted to start a mostly plant-based diet. Not for moral or lifestyle reasons, but because I feel like it’s better for me healthwise to start eating this way. We all need to eat more fruits and veggies, right?
I won’t be cooking separate dinners, but preparing them in a different way to give us options. For example, meals that can be built with individual ingredients like burrito bowls, salads, and pasta. I can have just vegetables, and John can add meat.
But this will be more of an 80% lifestyle. Like, I’ll still eat pizza on our nights out and enjoy cheesecake every so often. But at least at home, I’ll be attempting this full-time. If you all have any tips for plant-based eating, I’m all ears!
Here’s what I bought this week:
Almond milk: $1.79
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $2.49
Honey Grahams cereal: $1.99
Guacamole cups: $3.29
Almond milk creamer: $2.05
Green bell peppers: $2.19
Whole wheat bread: $1.29
Powdered sugar; $1.29
Wheat tortillas: $1.69
Rice cakes: $1.99
Gala apples, 3-pound bag: $2.89
Romaine hearts: $2.39
Everything bagel seasoning: $1.99
Ground sausage: $1.99
Block of cheddar: $1.69
2 pounds strawberries: $1.39 each
Roma tomatoes $1.15
Kids shampoo: $1.79
Bananas: $1.02, used a $.25 off coupon
2 packets Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter: $1.19 each. Using these for PB and “Nutella” Uncrustables!
Frozen stir fry veggies: Free with a coupon I got in the mail
4 bags frozen veggies: $1.00 each
Coconut milk: $1.89
Dried chickpeas, 1-pound bag: $2.19
Peanut butter: $2.39
Extra gum: $2.49, used a $.45 off coupon
Larabars: $4.49, used a $.50/1 mPerks
Chicken breasts: $8.22, were $1.88/pound
Snack bags: $1.00
Sandwich bags: $1.00
Lance sandwich crackers: $2.00
Baby carrots: $1.00, used a $.30 off coupon
Total: $34.70. Used a $2.00 off reward I got last time.
Weekly Total: $80.54. Took out $5.00 to save for a Sam’s run.
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Rotini* mixed with olive oil and spinach, chicken cubes/mushrooms, frozen broccoli
Burrito bowls (Chicken/black beans*, quinoa*, lettuce, tomato, bell pepper, cheese, guacamole, sour cream*, salsa)
Chickpea Curry, rice*, frozen stir fry veggies
Salads (Cubed ham*/chickpeas, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese, quinoa*)
Dinner out- pizza
Chocolate Baked Donuts and Blueberry Baked Donuts– for a church brunch
Oatmeal* with diced apples and peanut butter
Breakfast Burrito Packs
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!