Grocery shopping this week was done Saturday morning… I’ve been going Friday nights so I forgot what a circus Saturday morning is…. avoid at all possible cost. I made it through though, luckily I had my list ready so I could go as fast as possible.
I actually didn’t go grocery shopping Friday because I stopped by the 99 cent store instead. I picked up some canned goods and some picture enhancers like cute plates and towels. When I got to the register I was informed they didn’t take American Express, and since my debit card was hacked and I didn’t have the replacement yet I had to leave everything. #fail So we went back this morning, somehow with Paul with me the bill doubled… funny how that works! During this trip, some of my healthy dollar store finds were:
– Canned Enchilada Sauce
– Unsweetened Applesauce
– flaxseed meal
We definitely bought more than that, but a lot of it was kitchen stuff, photo stuff, etc… For more 99 cent grocery store finds and tips for shopping there, see this post.
This week I was strapped for time so I sat down right before I went to the store and planned the menu with Paul’s input. Usually I drag Paul with me to the store, but since it was his birthday he got a pass this week.
– English Muffins with Egg or PB & Banana
– Yogurt (chobani or plain) with Fruit & Homemade Quinoa Granola
– Grilled Chicken Salads/Sandwiches
– Deli Turkey Salads/Sandwiches
Creamy Hummus Yogurt Dip & Carrots/Chips
Sunday- Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos
Monday- Fish & Veggies
Tuesday- Acorn Squash Soup and Chicken Sausage
Wednesday-Enchilada Skillet(–> planning on subbing ground turkey for the black beans)
Thursday- Leftovers, Shrimp Stir Fry or Wing it
Friday- Drunken Crab –> date night with Paul
Saturday- Wing it
Week’s Prep Ahead
I have had an issue lately with overdoing it with desserts lately, I go through phases like that. So my plan this week is to try and reign in my sweet tooth. How? I think the biggest thing that will help is waiting 1 hour in between dinner and dessert. Then, if I still want dessert I’m going for fruit, dark chocolate, or maybe make some protein fudge. In the mean time I’m going to make sure my meals are well rounded and include some source of carbs, I think my sugar cravings are part stress/part not enough carbs at dinner. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Sunday- 5 Mile Run
Tuesday- Run 3 Miles
Wednesday- Run 5 Miles
Saturday- Long Run
To be honest, I’m not sure if my run today is going to happen or not. After my long run yesterday, my hips are pretty sore so I’m heading to the running store to see if my inserts have worn out. Or I might go on a long walk and amp up my mileage later on in the week. This is the tentative plan though!
What are your plans this week? When do you usually do your grocery shopping?