Project: Food Budget–Week 19

Yay, a fresh month for a fresh start on the food budget!

It has been an interesting week since our cooktop decided to spontaneously explode while I was boiling some water last Friday. While I have been able to get a service person out to look at it, he had no idea what was wrong, and has decided to replace the burner in question. Of course this means ordering parts that could take weeks, and no idea when we may have an operational cooktop again. I would not recommend Dacor appliances to anyone! We have been really unhappy with the Dacor fridge and dishwasher from the start (very poor layouts in both), and now, I am not really thrilled with the combustible cooktop!

In actual food budget news, here is where I netted out:

Trader Joes: $29.33

Whole Foods: $57.90

Total: $87.23



Whole foods had organic grapes on sale for $1.99 a pound. I couldn’t resist! Otherwise, just some simple staples this week – lots of fruits, nut butters, seitan, tempeh, chia seeds, and importantly, shredded coconut for the coconut energy bites.

Menu for the week:

The broken cooktop has kind of put a damper on my meal creation, but I have been able to cobble together a few things by using the hotplate. It’s time to get creative for next week!

  • Seitan meatballs and spaghetti
  • Veggie burgers with oven roasted potatoes
  • Steamed broccoli with rice and hummus with sweet potatoes
  • Dinner out twice (with a coupon!)

Budget Buddies

  • Emily Levenson
  • Dairy-Free Cooking
  • Red Pen Mama
  • Acquired Tastes
  • Fit Flexitarian
  • Warm As Pie
  • Katy Rank Lev
  • My Inner Healthy
  • Little Blue Hen
  • xox, b
  • What da Health?
  • Project Food Budget 2.0
  • Fresh…A New Chapter
  • Chandeleah
  • Two Eggs Over Easy
  • That’s Just Me
  • Eat Whole Be Vital
  • Four Happy Violets
  • Naturally {Un}refined
  • Pgh Dad
  • yogabeautylife
  • Charmingly Modern
  • naMAMAste
  • Six Dollars a Day
  • The Gluten-Free Vegan


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