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Another Week of Healthful Budget Grocery Shopping!

This week’s grocery shopping included four stops, all costing a total of $56.86! I used the “Dirty Dozen” list to make sure I was buying organic on the most important items, and went as all-natural on the rest of the ingredients as possible.

From Trader Joe’s: $36.93

  • 2 dozen all-natural eggs
  • organic plain yogurt
  • organic baby spinach
  • all-natural mozzarella log
  • local cucumber
  • local yellow squash
  • cauliflower
  • organic broccoli
  • uncured bacon ends and pieces
  • all-natural pork roast
  • organic gold potatoes

From Aldi: $9.72

  • dried cranberries
  • lemons
  • limes
  • cabbage
  • artisan lettuce
  • 3 cans of tuna in water

From Bi-Lo: $4.95

  • egg roll wrappers
  • wonton wrappers

From The Best Asian Market: $5.26

  • daikon root
  • bok choy
  • rice wine vinegar
  • mushrooms

Ideas for this week’s menu:

Breakfasts:

  • Spinach Bacon Quiche
  • Scrambled Eggs and Homemade Hashbrowns
  • We still have oatmeal, cereal, milk and juice from last week’s grocery shopping
  • I plan on attempting to make some artisan bread for toast and sandwiches as well

Lunches:

  • Leafy Green Salads with all the fixin’s
  • Tuna Salad Sandwiches
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salads

Dinners:

Snacks:

  • Yogurt
  • Trail Mix (we have nuts and chocolate, and we’ll add the dried cranberries)
  • cucumber slices
  • Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls
  • Some kind of dessert using lemons and limes – I haven’t decided yet
  • Fresh lemonade

Cool Resource for Healthful Meal Ideas

I came across this website in my weekly routine of creating a meal plan. It’s created by a Registered Dietitian and has some really great ideas. It’s a good resource for those who are having a hard time coming up with simple meal ideas (especially when you’re on a shoe-string budget). Enjoy!

Breakfast:

http://www.dietriffic.com/2008/03/26/25-easy-breakfast-ideas-for-the-bleary-eyed/2/

Snacks:

http://www.dietriffic.com/2007/06/17/healthy-snack-ideas/

Lunch:

http://www.dietriffic.com/2009/01/19/healthy-lunch-ideas/

http://www.dietriffic.com/2009/02/10/18-healthy-lunch-ideas/

Dinner:

http://www.dietriffic.com/2008/03/05/25-meals-5-ingredients-or-less/