This week is going to be an expensive week. I need to buy a good bit of breakfast and pantry food, such as cereal bars, bacon, counter culture coffee, Millet Sourdough GF bagels, strawberry crushers, more jelly, butter, bread, quinoa, pepper, and baby food pouches. I’m also focussed on clean eating. I’m usually against counting calories, but I have some stubborn baby weight and need to stay under a set number. It’s much easier to stay under my number if I’m eating the right foods. So, I’m looking at counting calories just long enough to change my habits and get in a healthy routine. Here’s the run-down for the week:
I’m going to a cook-out for lunch, so I won’t have much time to meal prep. I plan on throwing some chicken fajitas in the oven, heat corn tortillas on the cast iron, and whip up some Mexican rice. I can use some of my farm goods and avocados as a toppings! Chicken fajitas also stores well for another meal later in the week. I spent a total of $11.92 for corn tortillas, organic chicken, a bag of onions, and green peppers.
I’ll be making my Asian Noodle recipe. I plan on updating my pictures now that I’ve been learning how to take better mobile photography! This dish will also serve as lunch during the week. My total for this is $10.45. I have the noodles and everything for the sauce in my pantry or refrigerator.
Left-over night! I have some left over’s from last week’s chicken meal with simmering sauce. I’ll throw some quinoa and spinach in the rice cooker, bake some sweet potatoes and get the kiddos to bed.
Left-over night! Yes, again! Because I have fajitas I can pull out of the refrigerator.
I’ll be utilizing my crock pot and trying out a new recipe I saw from another blogger, Rachel Wong. Mongolian Beef! I wouldn’t call it “clean”, but it looks good and I may use less sugar than what the recipe calls for. I’ll also make some jasmine rice and steam broccoli to complete this meal. This meal cost me $8.00 this week for the stew beef and broccoli. I already have the rice and other ingredients.
You guessed it! Left-overs. $0
With it being the end of the week, we’re going to eat what is available. If there’s nothing available, I’ll pull out the oat flour and make some gluten-free waffles that I absolutely LOVE! Great for milk supply, toddler approved, and I don’t miss regular flour one bit. $0, even if I make the waffles because all the items are in my pantry or refrigerator. Recipe to come!
Between my meals and the items I mentioned in the beginning, I will have spent about $140. The biggest expenses are my GF bagels that are delicious, Counter Culture Coffee, and my meats. In my last post, I told you to try ALDI if you haven’t because it really is a BIG saver. I left with two grocery bags spending less than $50. My Trader Joe’s bill was slightly over that and left with one bag of groceries.