Week Seven — Where’s the junk?

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

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