I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! I splurged and bought fresh flowers for the house yesterday with the hope of them kicking off a fabulous week—so far, so good!
This week’s grocery shopping was all over the place: Stop & Shop, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart. Of course, I love to find good deals on groceries, but I’m not someone who will drive all over creation to get them. Usually, I hit up one or two different stores each week—even if I don’t get the best deals. I’d rather save time than money. Anyway, there were specific food items I needed for meals and various recipe development projects I’m working on, so I found myself driving all over the South Shore this week. It definitely took more time, money, and energy to shop at multiple stores, so I made sure to stock up on some of my favorite items while there.
Without further ado, here are this week’s meal plan and shopping lists:
- Sunday: Roast chicken with onions and carrots
- Monday: Chicken stir fry with rice
- Tuesday: Grilled scallop and veggie skewers
- Wednesday: Out to dinner
- Thursday: Cheesy Garlic & Herb Brussels Sprouts with Sausage
- Friday: Lime Leaf
- Saturday: Wing it
Stop & Shop
- Italian chicken sausage
- Red onion
- Baby carrots
- Summer squash
- Maple syrup
- Lemon juice
- Vanilla Chex
- Silk Pure Almond Original
- Silk Pure Almond Vanilla
- Almond butter
- Trail mix <— it’s the same stuff they sell at Stop & Shop, Target, etc., but it’s so much cheaper. These huge bags were just $5!
- Deli meat and cheese
- Boston lettuce <— the best for lettuce wraps
- Sea scallops
- Sweet potato tots
- Shaved Brussels sprouts
- Chocolate chips
- Almond meal
- Almond butter <— half the price compared to Whole Foods or Stop & Shop
I know I’ve mentioned this at least a half dozen times on CNC already, but, hey, it’s important: Trader Joe’s sells almond meal at a really affordable price. It’s literally three times the price at other grocery stores!
FYI: Almond flour and almond meal are pretty much the same thing. Almond meal is a little courser, so it works well for things like breading chicken or veggies. Almond flour is ground more finely, so I know a lot of bakers love using it. Personally, I love almond meal for baking. I actually really like it’s texture (thick and hearty) in cookies, muffins, and pizza dough.
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Unsweetened Vanilla is my go-to for cereal, baking, or just drinking a glass with a meal but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE having some Dark Chocolate almondmilk as a treat!
I think my favorite will always be a tie between vanilla almond milk and unsweetened vanilla almond milk!
I like the light vanilla
I adore the unsweetened vanilla milks! So dreamy and amazing!
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Questions of the Day
How many different grocery stores do you shop at each week?
How often do you buy fresh flowers for yourself?
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