The final week~
Spent this week: $162
avocado, kale, blueberries, tomatoes, plums, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, apples, spinach, mango, bananas, cukes, peppers, dried apricots, raisins, coffee, taco shells, tortilla wraps, sour cream, salsa, peanut butter, cheddar bunnies, cheese, ground beef, frozen fruit, 3 pizzas
Menu for the week:
breakfast ~ smoothies, granola & kefir, oatmeal, cereal, eggs & toast
lunch ~ leftover dinner 3 days, soup made from leftovers, salad 2 days, sandwiches 1 day
dinner ~ crawfish & potatoes, pizza + salad, black bean soup + salad, tacos, pork chops + sweet potatoes + green beans, salad + leftovers, blta's + salad
The kids had friends over & we had an easy pizza night, plus we celebrated Joe's birthday with our last crawfish feast. Truly an essential spring thing to do in the south.... especially if one is moving in three weeks. We ate smoothies and salads 5 days again.... I guess that's just what works for us.
In honesty, this whole project was less than I had hoped for. I over spent and ate out more than I had wanted to...... I wanted to give up half way through because things got so busy here. I didn't get the chance to share as many recipes here as I had hoped for..... but here is what I learned by accident::
Firstly, life is going to do it's thing whether you have a schedule or not.... and what it does might not be on your schedule. When things get crazy, homemade deli sandwiches and meal sized salads are just as easy, far more nutritious, and more affordable than fast food. When you stick with something, it feels darn good. Even if it's not what you had hoped for. And that salad thing, let me tell you this..... Joe and I both feel great. Which is really a huge thing to say because life has been a complete zoo around here. Through keeping track of what we ate for an entire month I am even more convinced that nutrition is key. There are times in the last few weeks that I have dreaded dinner time, we've eaten too many times after 7pm due to to packing and such.... but still gathering to share a meal despite the routine upheaval has been our saving grace.
Who knew all of that would come from trying to save a few dollars?
So tell me, did you make it four weeks? How did it go for you? Do share.....