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This week returns to full 7 day menu plans and follows Primal/Paleo/GAPS + starch. The grains have been ousted yet again, and we are feeling better already. ::happy dance:: Hubby is not ready to give up dairy, so you will see some dairy items listed. They are never part of the main meals.

Our grocery receipts will now be included along with coupons used to show how our money is spent. Better organization is on the agenda for the receipts list next week as I tweak things to make this a regular feature. This is my first week using coupons, and I’m happy to have found some sources for natural and organic coupons! My new budget is $200 per week and will have to be an average of each month as the weekly bills still vary a lot. I didn’t do a kitchen inventory for this week, but there will be one next week to compensate for the extra $50 I spent. I know, I know. I should do one every week. Sharing keeps me accountable, so it’s on the plan from here on out: kitchen inventory – pantry, fridge/freezer, chest freezer -, coupon inventory, meal plan, shopping list. 

 

 

Trader Joe’s – $30.85

1 Citterio Prosciutto di Parma, sliced        $5.99

1 Baby Chalet Swiss cheese                    $2.42

1 Trader Joe organic romaine hearts, 3 count  $2.99

18 Organic bananas, $0.29/each                $5.22

1 Organic English cucumber                    $2.49

3 organic Bartlett pears, $0.79/ea            $2.37

1 Organic cut & peeled baby carrots, bag  $1.69

1 Avocados, 4 count bag                       $3.69   (these should have been organic)

1 Organic avocados, 4 count bag               $3.99

 

Whole Foods Market – $159.84 ($162.59 before coupons)

3 365 Brand lightly salted potato chips, $2.49/each      $7.47

1 Pine Manor Farms whole roaster chicken (raw), $2.79/lb        $11.55

2 Earthbound Farm organic romaine hearts, $2.50/each          $5.00 $4.25
Earthbound Farm $0.75 coupon (good on any EF product)

6 Plantains, $0.99/lb        $3.89

1 365 Brand cashews, 12 oz. bag          $8.99

1 365 Brand frozen organic broccoli florets         $2.49

1 365 Brand frozen organic peas        $2.19

2 Fage Total Greek yogurt, 17.6 oz, $4.99/each     $9.98

1 Organic green grapes, 1.84 lb bag, $3.49/lb    $6.42

1.97 lbs. turkey thigh, $4.99/lb        $9.83

4 365 Brand skipjack tuna, 5 oz. can        $6.76

1 365 Brand organic capers, 2.4 oz. jar    $2.39

1 Aura Cacia ylang ylang essential oil, 0.5 oz        $14.99 $10.99 on sale

1 365 Brand garbanzo beans, 15 oz. can     $1.39

2 Isola green cerignola olives, 9.8 oz. jar      $13.98

2 Organic red bell peppers, $4.99/lb        $4.14

6 Organic Fuji apples, $2.49/lb         $5.25

3 lbs grass-fed 85% lean ground beef, $5.99/lb     $17.98

1 365 Brand organic whole milk, 1/2 gallon      $3.49 

2 Organic jewel yams, $1.99/lb           $3.20

3 Organic white onions, $1.99/lb      $8.31

1 POM pomegranate cherry juice, 16 oz.      $3.99 $2.99
POM $1 off coupon

1 Organic blueberries, 0.5 pint          $3.99

1 Organic horseradish, $5.99/lb          $1.14

1 Mediterranean Organic garlic stuffed green olives, 8.5 oz        $5.99 $4.99
Mediterranean Organic $1 off coupon

1 Organic cucumber plant [for the garden]           $3.33

1 Organic red bell pepper plant [for the garden]        $3.34

 

Farmers’ market – $57 + change  (hubby forgot what he spent so we counted his leftover bills when he got home)

2 Organic tomato plants [for the garden]

2 pints S.O.L.E. grape tomatoes

4 S.O.L.E. zucchini

2 bunches S.O.L.E. spinach

1 head S.O.L.E. lettuce

1 bunch S.O.L.E. beets

1 bunch S.O.L.E. radishes

.5 lb S.O.L.E. bacon burgers (bacon ground up with hamburger meat)

1 lb. S.O.L.E. pork breakfast sausage (pork, salt, pepper, sage)

 

*S.O.L.E. (Sustainable Organic Local Ethical)

 

Total spent – $248.69

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