Project: Food Budget–Week 6



This week I branched out and bought a few new-to-us items along with my normal supply of staples. Namely, I bought a container of pumpkin seed protein powder as well as a bag of Teeccino.

I read about Teeccino over at fellow Food-Budgeter blog Little Blue Hen. It seems everywhere I turn lately I have been presented with the benefits of giving up coffee. Thing is, I have never really wanted to give up coffee. I like coffee! (Okay, so, I did give it up my senior year in college but eventually moved to Seattle…and you know where that leads…)

But, I am not sure if I really need coffee, or I just prefer a hot beverage at breakfast. For over a year I drank Earl Grey breakfast tea with my breakfast, as I had a desk job where I got to work early and the coffee was very bad.

I liked tea then, so, I’m trying Teeccino for a while. So far, so good – I am mixing it half and half with coffee right now. The main benefit of Teeccino is that it is non-acidic, and of course, coffee is very acidic. Our bodies do best in an alkaline environment, and so the acid in the coffee can get things out of whack. I won’t get into all the other environmental (both to the body and our Earth) issues that people have with coffee. If you want to have your mind bent a little on this topic, read one of our Virtual Book Club books – Crazy, Sexy Diet or Skinny Bitch.

The damage was big this week: $99.59. The three biggest items were:

  • Pumpkin seed protein powder: $17.99 (50 servings)
  • Hulled hemp seed: $11.99
  • Teeccino: $7.99

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Fruit: Organic apples, organic peaches, organic bananas, organic pears

Veg: Organic spinach, organic broccoli, organic delicata squash, organic green bell peppers, organic baby carrots (the carrots are mostly for the dog)

Convenience: 2 bags of chips, cracked wheat crackers, pre-made hummus, almond butter, sandwich cookies, Corn Thins, Teccino

Canned: Black beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste

Dairy and eggs: Organic milk (quart), hemp milk, cage free veg-fed eggs

Supplements: Hulled hemp seeds, pumpkin seed protein powder

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Menu for the week:

  • Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Tacos
  • Lentil burgers with oven roasted potatoes

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