I can't believe it's already halfway through January. I try and get these menu posts up early in the month but January is flying by! Last month we spent $263 on our groceries... a little over budget goal of $50 a week, but not too bad. This month I've already gone grocery shopping twice so I've included more photos and more menu options. From now on I'm not going to list everything. I'll only list the things that aren't obvious, or include if I have a special note about it.
A lot of the stuff I bought this month was for making Gwyneth some super healthy baby food. The carrots, broccoli, green beans, kale, sweet potatoes, apples, and beets were all for her.
This photo is of my shopping from this morning. I got lots of veggies, some healthy lunch options, eggs for making pasta, and some snacks for Gigi.
Buying stuff in the bulk section is saving us a lot of money. It's a great way to get lots of Organic grains, pasta, and spices without spending a ton.
Gigi's drinking Organic milk now which is definitely an expensive (but important) purchase.
One easy way to make your herbs last longer is to trim and rinse them right away. Then, while they are still wet, wrap them gently in a paper towel and seal them in a small storage container. They will stay fresh a lot longer.
On our menu this month:
-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chili Beans
-Turkey Burgers and oven baked fries
-Thai Soba Noodle Bowl (I didn't love the way this turned out so I bought more ingredients for it this week and will post an adapted recipe as soon as I can)
-Red Beans and Rice Kyle made a vegetarian version for me because I'm not eating red meat for the next few months (I go through a vegetarian phase every year)
-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes (already had the chicken in the freezer)
-Grilled Kale Caesar Salad and Roasted Sweet Potatoes
-Ravioli from scratch (I was going to make my Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Ravioli but the store was out of Butternut squash so I'm going to try a version with sweet potato)
-Spicy Vegetarian Chili (this chili is delicious but HOT. Do not add more chipotle then it says... you may even want to do less)
-White Bean Soup