Monday, June 12, 2017
Fruits and Vegetables-Shocking Register Result
Fifty percent of what I bought at Aldi's was fruit and vegetable. I'm planning to prep a ton, and get my 5+ a day, plus with DD2 off school she needs good healthy things for her lunches. Still, I was shocked that my register rang at over $118. Yikes! I will not be meeting my $350 a month goal for food and household, but I do feel good about the quality of what I purchased. Added to this was Greek yogurt and lean deli meat for sandwiches, items for salads and chili, hummus for raw veggies, eggs, cottage cheese, tortellini, and some chicken.
I want my family eating better than last week. I think I can still keep the overall budget to under $450 per month for the summer, and considering I'm not buying school lunches, I think I'm doing OK. While I'll be loading up with fresh and steamed vegetables and salads, the rest of the menu this week, in no particular order or day, will be:
Veggie Curry, with Rice-Sunday
Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs, hummus, and Greek salad
Chili with extra beans and tomatoes
Hamburgers and oven fries
Cheese tortellini with marinara-
Tuna hot dish with vegetables
Chicken Lo Mein with extra vegetables
I have my bean, tomato,and corn salad for a couple lunches, and yes, corn is a simple carb. It has a lot of fiber though and is filling. I'll also make a broccoli salad. I should have bought more carrots as after curry, I'm down to just two rather small ones left but have extra broccoli, cucumbers, and celery for hummus. I bought some bean burgers, easy for convenience, but also have ingredients to make my own. I'm am determined to reach a scale milestone on Friday. The high cost of veg will just have to be accepted.