Three times in the last week, different mom have commented “where’s the junk in our grocery shopping?” One mom actually said that “if I had 4 kids I would be buying granola bars and other assorted package snacks for their lunches”, the truth is even if I had 10 kids I wouldn’t. I want my kids to grow up view food as fuel, learning to make healthy choices, as a mom it’s my job to put healthy food in front of my kids, it’s their job to eat it! We eat muffins, cookies & the occasionally brownies.. they are just all home made. You control the ingredients, it tastes better and you do get more bang for your buck! I bake for one afternoon once every 2 weeks and freeze everything!
Grocery Stores: No Frills & Food Basics: $95.40
4 pkgs of single serve oatmeal, 1 lb butter, 2% milk, miracle whip, 8 pots of yogurt, case of 24 bottles of water, 3 loaves of Flax Quinoa Bread, 2 containers of ricotta cheese, 4 large bone-in chicken breast, 2 pkg of x-lean ground chicken, 4 royal gala apples, 2 cantaloupes, 3lb bag of carrots, 4 pkg sweet peppers, 4 granny smith apples, green onions, 4 bartlett pears, 1 lb strawberries, grape tomatoes, 4 pkg of bagels, cucumber, kielbasa, 5 small sweet potatoes, 5 avocados, mushrooms, 2 pkgs of x-lean ground beef, cauliflower, 2 broccoli, 1 lb of bacon, tortillas, 4 yellow delicious apples, 2 pkg of pretzel goldfish & 2kg pkg of frozen beans & carrots.
Sunday Lunch: Grandma Cooper’s Beef-a-roni
Sunday Dinner: Pizza
Monday: Dinner at the in-laws
Tuesday: Ham & Sweet Potatoe Scalloped Potatoes
Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas
Thursday: Turkey Pot Pie
Friday: Parmesan Chicken Manicotti
Saturday: Sunday School Entertainment – Dinner out
Emergency / Meat Fund : $3.50