Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekly Grocery Run

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I had a super fun Saturday!  My friend Zenie invited me to go along with her and her sister to the OU game, and we had a blast.  We shopped on Campus Corner, cheered on the Sooners, and even got to go over to Coach Barry Switzer's house afterwards to watch him film an internet sports show!  It was pretty cool!

The only bad thing was that I didn't get much of anything done on Saturday (cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.), so that left Sunday as my catch-up day.  As soon as I woke up, I got to work on some thank-you notes I needed to write from my birthday.  Then, Jay and I decided to go for a jog at the local lake on our way to the grocery store.  It is so nice now that the weather is finally cooling off a bit!
We walk-jogged a little over two miles before heading to Sprouts for our weekly grocery run.

We keep a running grocery list on our phones using the AnyList app, which is great because multiple people can contribute to the same list.  I try to make sure that we never run out of staples like bread, almond milk, peanut butter, hummus, oatmeal, olive oil, etc. - the things I can't live without.  Then, before going to the store, I try to think about whether there are any special recipes that I want to make for the week, so I can be sure to include those ingredients on the list.  

We do the rest of our meal planning once we are at the store.  I like to go and see what kind of sales are going on and what looks good before I decide exactly what we are going to have.  If you are somewhat flexible with your meals, you can get the best deals and eat foods that are tasty and in-season.  I just try to ensure that we have plenty of veggies, proteins, and grains to put together healthy meals for the week. 

Here is how our shopping trip ended up.  
Lots of veggies, a few fruits, tofu, tempeh, some wild-caught ahi tuna, Daiya non-dairy cheese, black beans, oatmeal, and a few things fun things that we might not usually buy (but did because they were on super sale) like organic waffles, pearled couscous, and organic frozen cherries.  Our bill came to $65, which is pretty average for us for a week's worth of food.  Considering most of the veggies are organic and we got some really nice fish, I would say that is pretty good!

Here are the meals I am planning for the week:

Sunday - Seared ahi tuna, roasted purple potatoes, green beans
Monday - Giant salads topped with roasted veggies and tofu
Tuesday - Roasted cauliflower, pearled couscous, tempeh
Wednesday - Out to dinner with my family
Thursday - Black bean sweet potato enchiladas with Daiya cheese (one of my all-time favorite recipes!)
Friday - Wing it/out to eat
Saturday - Wing it/out to eat

Now all I have to do is fill out my cute menu board!
Have a great week!


  1. Love me some Van's Waffles! Have you tried Food for Life 7-sprouted grain English muffins? Really enjoying and learning a ton through your blog. Take care.

    1. I eat a ton of Ezekial products but have not tried Food for Life...I will look for them the next time I am out shopping!

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