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This Week's Meals (and our Grocery Tab)

January 6th, 2019 at 03:14 pm

So one thing I'm always interested is how people shop, what they eat, what their grocery bill is. It borders on obsession.

Did I tell you about the girl M in F's Advisory Group? Her parents give her money for lunch every day, and every day instead of buying the hot lunch with it, she gets an Arizona Tea, a cinnamon roll and a cookie. Each is a dollar, and the hot lunch would be $7 so she pockets $4. The Advisor is freaking out, and she told M that she was going to contact her mom.

Anyway, in case you are like me, here is what we're eating this week, but also our shopping list and prices!

S - Hearts of Palm with Asian Slaw
M - Fagioli Stew (turkey, beans, carrots, celery, tomatoes, etc)
T - Baked penne
W - Lemon Crumbed Fish, Rice, Broccoli
Th - Chimichurri Rice and a salad
F - Jackfruit Tacos

Breakfasts - oatmeal with fruit, toast with fruit, scrambled eggs, granola with yogurt and fruit

Lunches - red pepper with quinoa/beans (which we have in the freezer), tuna wrap, goat cheese on toast with beets (which we had today), avocado/tomato wrap, leftovers, burrito...
plus a fruit, a starch (like chips or crackers) and a veg (like carrots, cucumber with hummus).

The shopping list:
Produce
- Broccoli $1.52
- Spinach $1.29
- Cilantro .69
- Garlic .50
- Green Cabbage $1.27
- Beets $1.99
- Red Pepper $1.25
- Red Cabbage $2.99
- Red Onion .94
- Radishes .69
- Tomatoes .41
- Yellow Onion .35
- Avocados $3.29
- Carrots .79
- Cucumbers $1.00

Canned
- Hearts of Palm $5.98 (this is our main!)
- Marinara (tomatoes, salt only) 2 cans $4.58
- Kidney beans .99
- Cannellini beans .79
- Diced tomatoes $1.99
- Tuna 2 cans $2.98

Fruit
- Pears $3.04
- Pineapple $2.50
- Grapefruit .99
- Mangos $1.98
- Apples $2.99
(we still have a bag of cuties in the fridge)

Bulk Bin
- Oats .26
- Jasmine Rice $2.76

Staples
- GF tortillas $5.99
- Olive oil $6.99
- Canola oil $2.49
- Almond Milk $2.69
- Plain Yogurt $3.29
- Cheddar $4.01
- Hummus $3.29
- Cereal for my husband $2.99
we still have granola for F in the pantry
- Bread for my husband $2.49
we still have our bread in the fridge
- Chocolate Chips $1.99
- Eggs 3.69

Other
- Ricotta $2.99
- Ground Turkey $5.59 (also our main)
- Tilapia $7.44 (another main)

Total $109.44

4 Responses to “This Week's Meals (and our Grocery Tab)”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I enjoy looking at people's shopping, too. And of course menu plans. How do you make jackfruit tacos? I think I am the only one in my family who likes jackfruit. I am just glad they sell it by the slice at Safeway. I could never get through a whole one!

  2. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I'm finally getting back into meal planning. I'm struggling to downsize our meals to 2 people again. Just last night, I made a ranch stew that will likely feed us all week, but my brother doesn't really do leftovers, so then it's on me to finish it.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I also like looking to see what others buy as far as groceries. Your menu and shopping list sound well planned.

    That girl in the advisory group may be pocketing the extra money, but not a whole lot of nutrition there. Yikes!

    One of the ladies at church brags how she only shops once a month. Being the nosy person I am, I've seen her shopping cart for that monthly shopping trip -- bags of chips, cases of Dinty Moore Beef Stew, pork and beans, and lots of soda. No thanks, I'd prefer to shop once a week and eat a littler healthier.

  4. Buendia Says:

    Ranch Stew sounds good! No idea what that is, but now I want some!

    Monthly shopping - no way! I need fresh fruits and vegetables and they just don't last that long. I would be nosy about her cart, too!!!!

    So - jackfruit tacos - they were soooooo good. I cut into triangles, cut off the hard bit at the tip of the triangle from the center, and then stirfry with some onions, spices, lots of water (kind of ends up making a sauce). A lot of people suggest chipotle in adobo sauce and I may try that next time... then shredded cabbage, some yummy yogurt based cilantro sauce and avocado! Your family probably won't even know it's jackfruit - it really has the consistency of shredded beef or pork!

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