Project: Food Budget Week 20



Sorry for the late post, guys – just rolled into Boise and realized I had forgot to put a timer on this! D’oh!

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This week, I have a revelation: Trader Joe’s Ultimate Vanilla Wafers are pure evil. By that, of course, I mean they are way too good – and dangerous to have around the house!

In other news, I have been thinking about cancelling our current CSA. When I first joined, the produce boxes overflowed with great veggies. Over the last couple of months, the volume of the contents has steadily decreased and the cost has gone up.

The number of items has remained the same at 12, but, the quantity of included items has decreased. For instance, instead of 2 bell peppers in an order, we now only get one – and this has been a trend across all fruits and veggies. It’s jus a thought right now, but I plan to decide in the next couple of weeks. At an amortized cost of over $3 per item, I think I could potentially do better doing individual shopping…

Goal: $75
Actual: $79.21

Trader Joe’sQty.Extended Price ($)
Mini Milk Chocolate Bars11.79
Mini Dark Chocolate Bars11.79
TJ’s Mini Frosted Shredded Wheats25.98
Almond Butter1$4.99
Dark Roast Coffee1$4.99
Ultimate Vanilla Wafers1$3.99
Medjool Dates1$3.79
Canned Pineapple Chunks1$1.29
Xtra Large Cage Free Eggs1$2.79
Bananas6$1.74
Cantaloupe1$1.99
Greek Yogurt1$2.79
Strawberries, 2 lb1$4.29
$42.21

 

CSA Box – $37

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Menu for the Week

  • Monday – Leftover Cashew Cheese Ziti
  • Tuesday – Tempeh Tacos
  • Wednesday-Sunday – Out to eat, extenuating circumstances called triathlon

Budget Buddies

  • Emily Levenson
  • Veggie Converter
  • Dairy-Free Cooking
  • Motor City Girl In the Steel City
  • Veggie Burgher
  • The Happy Cactus
  • Test Kitchen Tuesday
  • Newly Vegan
  • Veggie on the Cheap
  • MeloMeals: Vegan For $3.33 A Day
  • The Veggie Life
  • Caroline Cain Holistic Health
  • Going Veggie
  • Under The Apple Tree
  • Be the Change
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