Project: Food Budget–Week 21



Would you believe we’re almost to the end of Project: Food Budget?! Emily sent us a note last week noting that we have only a few more weeks of the formal project.

My how time flies!

This week, I took the lazy way out. While I really didn’t get very sore at all from my Half Ironman race (pleasantly surprising), I have been pretty wiped out in a “I just want to sleep” kind of way. So, let my fingers do the walking and clicked up a grocery order from my buds over at Amazon.

I also have to mention that a few weeks ago we were considering selling our house — as we are wont to do — and, one thing that we seriously discussed was the lack of Amazon Fresh at the potential new house and how that would impact us. We are spoiled!

Never fear, the “new” house turned out to be a dud and we both realized very quickly we didn’t want to do another massive fixer upper. Sometimes you have to do a little research to know what you really want! We are staying put at La Casa de Test Kitchen…at least for now.

Here’s the damage for the week.

Goal: $75
Actual: $63.72

Amazon FreshQty.Extended Price ($)
Wilcox Cage Free Large Brown Eggs, 1 dozen12.99
Chiquita Bananas, 3 Count Bunch, Ripe (Ecuador)11.29
Organic Valley Milk, Fat Free, Pasteurized, Gallon@6.19ea 16.19
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice with Calcium 1$6.79
Red Seedless Grapes, 2 lb Package 1$5.59
Light Life, Tempeh, Original Soy, Organic, 8 oz1$3.29
West Soy, Seitan, 8 oz1$4.29
Blueberries, 18 oz Clamshell (United States)1$6.99
Bear River Valley Naturals Frosted Tumble Wheats, 15.5oz1$3.49
Bananas, Organic, 5 Count Bunch, Green 1$2.69
S&W Premium Garbanzo Beans 50% Less Sodium, 15.5 oz2$3.18
Barilla Penne, 16 oz1$1.99
Zucchini Squash, Organic, 1.25 lb Package (Mexico)1$4.49
Pacific Foods Vegetable Broth, Organic, Low Sodium, 32 oz1$3.59
Barilla Fettuccine, 16 oz1$1.99
Lundberg, Long Grain Brown Rice,2 lb1$3.29
Barilla Tri Color Rotini, 12 oz1$1.59
$63.72

Not too shabby, even though I splurged on grapes and blueberries!

Menu for the Week:

Now that the big race is over with and I’m in a bit of a recovery mode, there is much more time for cooking again!

  • Monday:Teriyaki Chickpeas
  • Tuesday:Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Wednesday: Tempeh and Black Bean Burritos
  • Thursday: Leftovers
  • Friday: Lasagna made with zucchini instead of noodles
  • Saturday:  Something with Seitan
  • Sunday: TBD

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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