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
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!
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.