I did really well on my first shopping trip during the Great Thanksgiving Challenge.
Week 1 Total: $20.52.
I went to two stores: Milk Pail (local open air market, very cheap) and Whole Foods. Here’s the loot:
And here are the breakdowns. At Whole Foods:
- 2 bags of pretzels for Bobby @ $2.29 each (without these we would have been at $15.94! But he asked me to get them specifically, and I know he loves them, so I did )
- 1 pasta sauce @ $2.39
- Total: $6.97
At Milk Pail:
- 1 honeydew – $1.69
- carrots ($0.59/lb) – $1.52
- 2 onions ($0.79/lb) – $1.44
- 2 eggplants ($1.49/lb) – $2.52
- 3 green peppers ($0.69/lb) – $0.72
- cabbage ($0.69/lb) – $2.30
- celery – $0.79
- 3 red peppers ($0.79/lb) – $0.94
- 3 gala apples ($0.59/lb) – $0.88
- 1 herb ciabatta – $0.75
- Total: $13.55
Next week’s trip will be much smaller since we will be in Miami for 4 days. Off to a good start!
Onto the food…
I got very hungry last night around 10 – and after eyeballing what I’d eaten for the day, I realized I probably hadn’t had enough. So I had a veggie and bbq sauce plate:
As well as 2.5 cups of millet puffs (these are very voluminous for very few calories – only 50 per cup, and 2 grams of protein!):
This morning I went for a short run (2.2 miles) followed by a walk (2.2 miles as well) and cardio yoga. When I got back I cleaned up the house and made breakfast:
- 2 big pancakes
- topped with 1/2 cup applesauce, some raspberry spread, and 1/2 banana
- 1 slice of turkey bacon
- an apple
I got hungry a few hours later and made lunch:
- spicy eggplant parm (I didn’t realize I was out of spaghetti sauce and had to use salsa instead). I also cooked a bunch of plum tomatoes with the eggplant – and topped it all with rice cheeze.
- red pepper dipped in a mix of bbq sauce and salsa
- and then I needed something sweet – a WW wrap and the other 1/2 of my banana from this morning
Bobby went to ping pong this afternoon while I went grocery shopping. By the time he got back and we got caught up (barely 5:30) we were both starving! So I made dinner early. We ended up eating at around 6pm, which is crazy for us. It’s not uncommon for us to sit down to dinner around 9pm on a weeknight.
- tofu shirataki noodles & sauteed cabbage with pasta sauce, veggie ground meat, and onions (yes, I ate this out of a pie plate!)
- veggie plate (carrot and red pepper) – with bbq sauce and salsa mix
For dessert I decided to cut up the huge honeydew melon. I ate a whole bunch while I was cutting, but I also managed to put together this yummy treat – honeydew, applesauce, and wheat germ. I added more wheat germ. It was great.
Then I had more honeydew. This melon is so ripe and juicy – definitely a good find. I also had 2 whole wheat wraps (unpictured).
All in all, a very nice Sunday – but back to work tomorrow! Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake posted a bunch of really good tips for beating the Sunday Blues this morning, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Check it out for yourself! And I hope you all have a fabulous Monday. Good night