Oops. I forgot to post our meal plan last week. That’s probably because we didn’t plan and ended up spending way more than $50 on groceries… so I’ll just pretend it never happened. This week will be much better! We shopped at Aldi’s and Walmart and spent $30.61 at Aldi’s including tax and $14.59 at Walmart including tax. Our total then comes to $45.20. I did however have some things at home already that I did not need to buy this week such as eggs, maple syrup, sweet potatoes, arrowroot powder, and maybe some other things.
After missing a week of meal planning I feel really really silly for not doing it. Not only does it save money, but also time. We don’t wonder what we will be eating for dinner and I can typically prep for dinner between classes. Meal planning is a must for our family from here on out. Our grocery list for week #3 consisted of:
You can always find any of the recipes I use at https://www.pinterest.com/ellie21794/paleo-wife/ . I refer to this board on Pinterest daily and am always trying to find new, healthy recipes to add to it.
Let me know what you think of the recipes you try and if this blog is helpful to you! I hope it is 🙂
This week has been rough. I started a new semester on Monday and these 18 credit hours are making it very difficult to meal plan and cook. So far, we have managed. The hubby is going to have to step up and learn how to get his hands dirty in the kitchen because with this new schedule, i’m not going to be able to cook every meal for him. We’ll see how that turns out! I had to persuade him with Smoothie King in order for him to come grocery shopping with me. (That was our little splurge for the week but I didn’t include that in the budget [= )
Again, our breakfasts are super boring but I am not a morning person and even standing over the stove cooking eggs is too much for me in the morning. I know, it’s sad. Maybe someday I will enjoy cooking so much to where I want to wake up every morning and have a full breakfast ready. Until then, smoothies it is. Tyler hasn’t complained about a single meal lacking flavor and surprisingly has liked (or at least said he likes) every meal. We LOVE the chili and could eat it every day, so this is our 2nd week in a row eating it.
I hope someone finds this helpful! Our budget for the week was $50 like last week and we went over it by $10ish dollars (Tyler lost the receipt before we even got out of the store) We went to Aldi’s and got $53.57 worth of groceries (some of the food we got in bulk or bought extra of for the future so I can’t really include that all in this weeks budget) and then we had to go to Walmart to get a couple things like chili powder and romaine lettuce which Aldi’s didn’t have. Overall, we did pretty good for only being on week #2!
Please let me know of any questions that you have or advice. I would love your feedback!