After returning home this week from a family funeral, I found myself feeding Scarlet applesauce three days in a row, and eating a grilled cheese sandwich filled with wilted spinach and grainy refrigerated tomatoes. Grocery shopping couldn’t be put off another minute. I barely managed to race through the store alone post-workout, before the babysitter left.
Meanwhile, I’m madly testing recipes for the cookbook that I am working on (more details to come soon). My hairdresser painted my roots as I typed this. Not a minute to spare.
Healthy Grocery Shopping Haul
Here are the healthy foods that I bought.
Red bell pepper
Organic Italian lettuce mix
Bosc pears (Pears are in peak season! Get ‘em while you can.)
Whole wheat pita bread
Barilla Plus Pasta
Whole wheat rice cakes made fresh in the store! (really good)
Texas Toast Caesar Croutons (made partially with whole wheat flour)
Dole pear fruit cup in 100% fruit juice
Dole sliced peaches in 100% fruit juice
Starbucks instant coffee packets (I love using these when my husband is away and I don’t feel like cleaning the six-piece coffee maker.)
Clif Bar Kids Z Bar chocolate chip (found a box on the clearance rack for $2.49. Steal.)
Suddenly Salad (I’m working on replicating this with a healthier, homemade version.)
Diet Coke with Splenda (cower)
Amy’s frozen pizza (I always keep one pizza on hand for my husband or babysitter, and gladly eat the leftovers for lunch.)
Nature’s Path waffles
Earth’s Best mini waffles
Chobani Greek yogurt (on sale for $1!)
Stonyfield yogurt (on sale for .79!)
FAGE Greek yogurt (not on sale, but craving it)
Horizon organic 2% milk (already in refrigerator)
I actually stuck to my grocery list, except for two spontaneous selections, saved $14 with my Fry’s VIP card, and spent $109.84.
But wait, there’s more. Two days later I swung through Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market for a few more recipe ingredients, and ended up with these gems:
Now, cover your eyes, children, because there’s Halloween candy! I will pull out a couple of pieces for us to enjoy, get excited for the holiday, and then shove the rest high in a cabinet until the big day.
Dark chocolate-covered caramels with sea salt. Yessssss.
Fresh & Easy Meatball and Pasta frozen entrees for kids
Peanut butter sandwich crackers
Lemon cilantro hummus
Morton fine sea salt
My Fresh & Easy tab came to $63.49.
Now for my next task…Sourcing a pin-up girl dress and wig for my costume. Priorities. Have fun prepping for Hallow’s Eve in the days ahead.
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