Project: Food Budget–Week 23 & Garden Goods
I mentioned on Monday that you can save some cha-ching at Whole Foods with their coupons – which are not really promoted or emphasized at the store – and this week I put that tip to work. I went online and browsed their coupons and then printed off the ones I wanted. So easy. And, I only printed things I know we like and would use – you don’t really save money clipping coupons or buying on sale if you buy things you don’t normally use!
Here’s the damage.
Can I get a woot, woot?? I think that could be our best week ever. We still had plenty of things leftover from last week, so we really didn’t need a whole lot. Here’s where it all went:
|Trader Joe’s||Qty.||Extended Price ($)|
|Canned Pineapple Chunks||1||1.29|
|Mini Dark Chocolate Bars||3||5.37|
|Organic Red Grapes||1||2.99|
|Organic Skim Milk||1||$5.79|
|Gnocchi – Whole Wheat||1||$1.99|
|Organic Green Bell Peppers||1||$2.49|
|Whole Foods||Qty.||Extended Price ($)|
|Organic Honey Bear||1||$4.99|
|Back to Nature Crispy Wheat Crackers||1||$3.39|
|Annie’s Bunny Grahams||1||$2.98|
|Veg Fed Cage Free Eggs||1||$2.79|
|Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes, 2.5 lbs||1||$5.09|
|Think Thin Protein Bars||3||$3.75|
This is the first week I’ve bought pre-made bread in probably over a year. 2Chili’s response: “homemade is better.” He’s right! Homemade is better.
In other news, I had my first “harvest” from my garden last night – some lovely spinach, and there’s lots more where it came from. Sadly, I have quite a lot of weeds this year – not sure if it is from the really wet spring, or what really, but my garden is pretty high maintenance. Anybody have tips for organic weed preventer?
A dog knows a good thing when she sees it…
On the Menu for the Week:
This week has been a little hectic, so I didn’t do a plan-ahead menu. We’ve been playing it day-by-day. But, several of our Test Kitchen Favorites made the cut this week.
- 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