Sunday, May 19, 2013

80 Dollars at the Grocery Store and an Article

The wedding went alright last night. We left a little early and hit the hay... I don't have the desire to rage it all weekend all the time like I did a few years ago. I need my sleep!!

Unfortunately, Chris has allergies, and he breathes really hard and loud while sleeping and I am an insanely light sleeper, so my sleep has been kind of erratic the last two nights. Trying not to let the tiredness make me eat more than I should - had a sensible breakfast and lunch so far today and dinner is going to be roast chicken with sweet potatoes, carrots and apples. It's one of my favorite dinners in the world - expect me to take pictures if the chicken turns out all lovely and golden brown like we always try :)

It's a little rainy and dark here in Albany. I'm a little tired and regretting having the drinks I had last night. Pretty lazy day. We already did our shopping, food prep and house cleaning and I am going to chill HARD for the rest of the evening.

And just as a point of what 80 dollars gets you at the supermarket of healthy food:

5 sweet potatoes
5 onions
5 tomatoes
An acorn squash
6 bananas
1 lb ground buffalo meat
1 lb beef
1 lb ground chicken
An entire chicken
1 lb chicken thighs
6 almond milk yogurts
3 organic chocolate bars
A dozen eggs
Carton of egg whites
1/2 lb raisins
1/2 lb dates
Big bag of mushrooms
1/2 gallon of flax milk
Turkey bacon

To me, that's not bad! I do spend a little more on the meat and eggs (I get the grass fed/no antibiotic meats and eggs for my peace of mind - cancer is a scary thing). But that food is going to feed us (as well as the leftover food from last week - carrots, avocado, apples, pulled pork, cabbage, strawberries, etc - and we only spent 90 on groceries last week).

I just don't like hearing that it costs too much to eat healthy - we feed two grown adults for ~90 dollars a week, and we also spend about 20 dollars of random stuff throughout the week.

Forgot to weigh in this morning, it was a toughie of a wake up because of the erratic sleep. I'll keep you updated tomorrow :)

I will leave you with this article that sparked my interest (and scared me):



  1. I'm roasting a chicken tonight, too. :)

  2. Your dinner sounds yummy and I'm impressed with your grocery haul. Looks like some good eating this week.

  3. I've never heard of Almond milk yogurt before, so don't laugh. What brand and where do I find it? Regular grocery store? Different flavors? Hope Koda gets a piece or two of a chicken thigh. ;-)

    1. I usually buy So Delicious, they have almond milk and coconut milk based products and ARE delicious! Some regular grocery stores sell them, but any heady food store will!

      Koda is getting the gibblets hehe

  4. yummy looking grocery list. I am making turkey burgers myself.

  5. Nothing grinds me more than the excuse of not being able to eat healthy because it's too expensive! Roasted chicken is one of my all time favorite meals!

  6. We feed a family of four for less than $100/week and one $200 trip to BJ's a month (for things like kids' lunch stuff and toiletries, etc.). It's definitely doable.