It has been awhile since I've posted a weekly grocery shopping photo, so here ya go :)
I planned to go to Aldi and Costco yesterday, but I ended up getting everything at Aldi. Oh, and a few things (cucumbers, some eggs, and bacon) at Price Chopper.
|I spent $94.|
I know that nothing here is local/pastured/grassfed/organic except for the red apples at the back. (Aldi had organic apples this week - what??)
Anyways. I wish more of it were. But my first priority right now is a well stocked stash of protein and produce and a little bit of dairy while keeping my expenses as low as possible. I'm making some less-than-ideal choices on food sources because of some choices we are making to put money elsewhere currently. I'm trying not to think about the factory farms that most of it came from. Don't get me wrong, I totally believe it is worth it to spend money on quality food from local and sustainable sources. But sometimes you gotta make choices. And, I just kind of want to prove to people that paleo still works when you don't or can't shop from premium selections (like this lady - if she can do it, anyone can!)
For some reason, I think people think they have to eat salads for lunch all of January when they are on a new health kick. But, if you are like me, salads don't really hold much appeal in cold weather. I like something warm to eat when the air is bitterly cold. Salads can be great and all, but don't let boredom with salads be the reason you fall off the wagon. If you want some warm, paleo/primal comfort food, make it! You can make a healthy, hearty, hot meal that is just as good for you as a salad. Get lots of green veggies in there!
A good read on the habits of mentally strong people.
Some new recipes this week. The plan is to make really big dinners and have leftovers for lunch the next day. We'll see :)
eggs, bacon, sweet potatoes, spinach, hot sauce
fruit: apples, bananas
raisins, blueberry applesauce, yogurt & fruit smoothies
Sunday - zucchini noodles with meat sauce
Monday - orange sesame chicken with broccoli
Tuesday - herbed turkey meatballs (will share the recipe if it is a success), broccoli/cauliflower/carrot mix
Wednesday - beef stroganoff (ahhh, I forgot to get mushrooms!) over mashed cauliflower, peas
Thursday - hamburger pizza from Primal Cravings (affiliate link for my favorite cookbook)
Friday - red pesto chicken, roasted green beans
Saturday - salmon cakes (sub or omit breadcrumbs & flour), sweet potatoes, broccoli
Sometimes frozen vegetables come in the "microwave-able" bags, but I don't cook food in plastic bags. I remove them before cooking (roasting, steaming, sautéing, etc.)
What are you eating this week??
(As always, sharing my menu ideas here!)