I wanted to attempt a grocery excursion similar to Beth's, so I went and printed out coupons from Whole Foods, and came up with a plan. Granted, my plan was not thorough and overall it sucked, but still--a sucky plan should be better than NO PLAN.
Either way. Whole Foods is, and always will be, Whole Paycheck. At least until I make a 6 figure paycheck. And since this will NEVER happen, I think you get the picture.
Also, after today's shopping, I am more glad than not that L does the grocery shopping. Going to stores with amazing meats and produce and seeing all the things I can't have just because I want them is frustrating.
On to the purchases and enough negative-nancy-pity-party.
Whole Foods was my first stop, and since I had never been to this location before, I drove by the entrance on accident and had to go around this GIANT block to find my way back. Great start.
|4 Chobbani yogurts + 2 Champagne Mangoes = $6.58.|
|Trader Joe's haul.|
Here is what I got:
bag of sliced mushrooms
bag of baby arugula/lettuce
Package of baby heirloom tomatoes
1 sweet onion
1 head of cauliflower
1 bag of sweet potatoes
Bag of frozen pineapple
Spinach, Fontina & Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage
Honey Wheat Pretzel Twists
Didn't need to get, but got:
Potato Chips (Ridged)
Shells and White Cheddar macaroni and cheese
1 package of cream cheese
I am going to roast the cauliflower, bake the sweet potatoes, use the pineapple for smoothies, make a fruit salad with the mangoes and pineapple that L got me at Costco yesterday, and as of now I have already eaten too much potato chips and dip I made with the cream cheese and onion.
I packed my lunch/snack for tomorrow, I know what I will eat for Tuesday's meals, and on Tuesday I will have more time to plan out the rest of the week/weekend. I'll probably have to go to Winco later this week for basic produce (apples/bananas)--even though I am not a fan, the price can't be beat.
And the baby Heirloom tomatoes? OMG. ALMOST BETTER THAN JELLY BELLY JELLY BEANS.
Hey now, I did say almost! I really love the cool little shapes and sizes that are in the package. I have some for tomorrow's lunch to throw on my salad. FUN!
Overall, for $33.53 I did ok. Definitely not fun, but as I go forward, there isn't much about growing up that is fun. Especially not being responsible and budget-conscious.