Alright y'all, so I'm pretty darn excited about this week's Blog Challenge topic : What's In My Grocery Cart. It makes me feel a little nerdy admitting that, but I'm pretty proud of what we've been getting lately and really
interested nosy to see what else everyone else is buying. Secretly hoping I can get some more healthier options to get each week.
I want to start this post out saying a couple things. 1 I do my grocery shopping once every two weeks. 2 We have a budget of $150. 3 I don't cook everynight of the week (and rarely on weekends) because of Thomas' work schedule. 4 Excuse the awful quality pictures, but it was late and I was on a time limit (needing to get food in the fridge and freezer) and didn't wanna drag out the lighting equipment and such.
Now let's get to this...
IN MY CART::
Sparkling Water (I gave up soda at the beginning of January)
Cereal (usually Cheerios and something else)
Fruit (usually bananas, this week I got oranges and grapes as well)
Salad ingredients (dressings, spinach, eggs, croutons, cheese, cucumbers)
Coffee Essentials -- creamer, K-Cups
Various Frozen Vegetable Packs (to try for lunch)
Frozen Fruit for smoothies
*we rarely buy meat from the store thanks to deer season
There is of course a lot of regulars that make it in the cart each week, however, this week I also was restocking several things in our pantry -- sides (mashed potatoes and vegetables), vegetable oil, Crystal Light Powder, baking soda, mio)
Meal Planning -- Dinners for 2 weeks :
Alfredo Cheese Tortellini
Sakura (not necessarily meal planning but we went out to eat at our favorite Japanese place this past Friday and it was delicious)
I recently gave up bread for lent and have been turning to other options for my lunches at school. I've been eating a lot of soup, yogurt and string cheese. But am totally open to some more healthy-ish ideas for my lunches.
Now I wanna know, what's in your grocery cart? What should I add to my weekly menu? Do you have any healthy lunch options for me?