Happy Monday and welcome to my newest post category featuring my food purchases from the local Market. I go to this market every Monday. It is 5 min from my house and the their farm is 10 min from my house. Harvest Valley Farms has fresh, delicious real food and it makes me real happy to live so close.
I am encouraging you to go to your own local market and shop weekly for what you need. When you shop at massive sized big box stores you tend to stock up as if the world may end on foods that can withstand a bomb. Trust me, take your chances and just get what you need as you need it. I stock up on some essentials but mostly I go to Aldi’s or Giant Eagle two times per month and my market every Monday. At my market if you bring one of their reusable bags you receive 10% off of your order. I love eating and I love saving money so I go on Mondays!
I love food shopping and often wish I could go with my friends, family and clients to share my knowledge of what I have learned over the past 4 years on what to buy and what to stay away from. If you know me then you know I am real and I want my sweets/treats too but I truly do love eating healthy real food.
My hope with these weekly posts is that a little bit of me will go with you to the market or grocery store and help you make better/smarter food choices!
Today I bought/what I plan to do with it/why:
BECAUSE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS THINK BEFORE YOU PICK-No mindless shopping!!
And no going to the store HUNGRY 🙂
Grapes-Max snack, add to cottage cheese or Greek yogurt
Apples-using to stuff a pork tenderloin and eat as snack with pnb
Tomatoes-add to salads, make tuna salad and add to Greek yogurt
Potatoes-side dish with pork at dinner and eggs at breakfast or lunch
Bananas-smoothies, add to granola, Max snack
Cheese-provolone and feta-salads and roll ups for Max’s lunch with turkey
Salsa-add to eggs
Pumpkin butter-because I have been waiting all year, add to c&s bread at breakfast with eggs
Cinnamon and sugar swirl bread-my sweet morning or night treat with pumpkin butter
Almond milk-smoothies, add to granola
Vanilla ice cream-Max for dessert
& Crumble topping-to make berry cobblers in ramekins this weekend!
Total spent: $34.92
Total saved b/c of my bag: $3.88
I hope this helps you with ideas and to stop and think about what you need. It’s not all about what you want. Self-control goes a long way for the minutes you are at the store are the minutes that determine what you will eat all week! Chose carefully and nutritiously~ A