July 29, 2018

We’re heading out of town Thursday afternoon for a wedding, so my shopping list was extremely light this week! No farmers market, just a few items from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.


The Gist

Breakfast: Cereal with fruit

Lunch: Sandwiches and grilled cheese*

Snacks: Pretzels (leftover from last week), fruit

Dinner: Mac and cheese with chicken sausage and green beans**, Trader Joe’s quinoa cowboy burgers with egg and chorizo***

The List

  • Strawberries
  • Nectarines
  • Bananas
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Deli turkey
  • Chicken sausage (1/4 lb)
  • Chorizo (1/4 lb)
  • Banza boxed mac and cheese
  • Trader Joe’s quinoa cowboy burgers
    • Total: $35.67

The Details

Sunday night: Leftovers galore from eating out all weekend

Monday night: Dinner out with friends

Tuesday night: Mac and cheese w/ chicken sausage and green beans

Wednesday night: Quinoa cowboy burgers w/ egg and chorizo

*We have a lot of leftover cheese from grilled cheese last week, so repurposing that and the bread to make sandwiches for lunch. Deli turkey for the husband, along with some cucumbers and swiss cheese.

**We love the Banza mac and white cheddar. Adding in some sliced chicken sausage and  green beans on the side so I have something green to eat. I’ll end up snacking on the raw green beans before I actually make this though…

***LOVE Trader Joe’s quinoa cowboy burgers. We fry or scramble eggs to put on top and adding some chorizo this week too. They’re also great topped with avocado, beans, cheese…yum!

July 22, 2018

It’s been a while…

I have still been planning all our meals, just completely neglecting to post my lists. A disclaimer for future posts: I’m pregnant! And hungry. Some recipes or lists may be excessive!

The Gist

Breakfast: Cereal with fruit

Lunch: Wheatberry salad with cherries, celery, pecans, and arugula*

Snacks: Pretzels, fruit

Dinner: Avocado and swiss cheese grilled cheese (with bacon) and arugula/pear salad**, stuffed peppers

The List

  • Avocados (2)
  • Arugula
  • Pears (2)
  • Lemon
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Fruit for breakfast – peaches, blueberries, and bananas
  • Bell peppers (4)
  • Onion
  • Swiss cheese
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Bacon
  • Ground turkey (1 lb.)
  • Loaf of bread
  • FarEast Quinoa/rice mix
  • Honey nut cheerios
  • Pretzels
    • Total: $86.99 (from Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and our local farmers market. I got a few things for great prices for being a prime member at Whole Foods!)

The Details

Sunday night: Dinner out

Monday night: Stuffed peppers

Tuesday night: Stuffed peppers

Wednesday night: Grilled cheese w/ salad

Thursday night: Grilled cheese w/ salad

*The wheat berry salad is just tossing pitted and chopped cherries, chopped pecans, diced celery, 3 cups of cooked wheat berries, lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings as desired. I put this on top of a small bed of arugula for some extra green. The wheat berry mixture will hold well together in the fridge for the week!

**Grilled cheese is self explanatory: swiss cheese, avocado, and bacon toasted together on bread. I add mustard to mine. For the salad, I mixed some sliced pear, diced celery, pecans, and arugula together with a mixture of olive oil, mustard, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.