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What’s in My Grocery Bags (#9) + Weekly Meal Plan

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Today is Sunday and you know what that means!  It’s meal prepping day!

Even though I love food, cooking, and eating, I actually am normally not super-duper thrilled about prepping a bunch of food all at once.  My hands get tired of chopping, and I just feel lazy and want to sit on my behind.  But I must say, I never ever regret weekend meal prep.  It makes my week days and nights so much better and more relaxed.

In true meal prepping day fashion, today I am sharing a peek inside of my grocery bags from Friday and Saturday (my normal grocery shopping days), a look at how much I spent on each item, and my meal plan for the week so that you can see how I am putting everything to use.

I’m not sure the pricing reflected here will give you a 100% picture of how much the groceries I purchased are worth.  When I arrived home, I noticed that the cashier rang up several of the organic items with the conventional price.  That would explain why it seems as though my grocery bill is quite a bit lower than usual!

What’s in My Grocery Bags (#9)

groceries 3organic red chard- $1.99
organic yellow onion- $0.84
organic kale- $0.99
organic iceburg lettuce- $0.89
organic sliced baby bella mushrooms- $3.39
organic eggplant- $1.99
organic yellow squash- $0.56

groceries 4organic cherry tomatoes- $2.99
organic strawberries- $2.99
baby carrots- $1.79
organic red bell pepper- $0.89
organic green bell pepper- $0.89
organic orange bell pepper- $0.89
sweet potatoes- $2.21

groceries 2pineapple chunks- $1.19
organic tomato sauce- $1.49
Starburst cherry gum (my weakness)- $1.00 (I had a $1.00 off coupon)

groceriesorganic ground turkey- $6.49
ground chicken- $5.99
organic cage-free eggs- $3.69

groceriesorganic fresh spinach- $3.22 x 2
plantain chips- $1.69 x 2
bananas- $1.36

That is a grand total of $57.22 split between Baker’s, Sam’s Club, and Trader Joe’s.  Normally, my weekend of shopping would have also included Whole Foods and Natural Grocers.  But I had a busy Friday and Saturday with Commencement at the higher education institution I work for, so I was keeping it as easy and simple as possible.

Now let’s take the ingredients and put them into meals!

Weekly Meal Plan: June 7-12, 2015

Meal #1: veggie pizza for one on a grain-free pizza crust
Meal #2: ground turkey plantain nachos
Meal #3: zucchini noodle Pad Thai (I plan to share this if it’s good)
Meal #4: ratatouille with fried eggs
Meal #5: chicken meatballs + veggies
Meal #6: “kitchen sink” scrambled eggs with veggies

I hope these meals provide you with some ideas for your own meal plan.  We all deserve to eat delicious food, dontcha’ think?

What is on your meal plan for the coming week?

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  • Coach Henness June 7, 2015, 1:01 am
    I LOVE trader joe's plantain chips. Nom nom nom. This week we're doing homemade bunless burgers with sweet potato fries, taco salad, and a ham/quinoa/bean salad which will be an experiment for sure. Haha. Coach Henness recently posted...Moxie In MayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 7, 2015, 2:09 pm
      The plantain chips are crazy good! I just made nachos with them! And it sounds like you have a great meal plan going on for the week. All of those ideas sound delish.
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul June 7, 2015, 8:50 am
    You lucked out!! Good deal! :D Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Saturday SharesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 7, 2015, 2:11 pm
      I seriously did. I was not complaining!!
  • Shann Eva June 7, 2015, 10:36 am
    I have got to try those plantain nachos! Yum. You did really good with your spending too. Love Trader Joe's. Shann Eva recently posted...Twins A and BMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 7, 2015, 2:14 pm
      Yes, it was a great shopping week and should be a great week of dinners too!
  • Farrah June 7, 2015, 3:45 pm
    I justtt went grocery shopping this morning and now I want to go again. D: Why!?! In other news, I'm rather saddened because I couldn't find cheap grapes anywhere--the small bag I picked up that I thought was a good deal was $6.99(?!?!), so I couldn't justify getting it. :[ I'll have to wait for a fat sale! *-* Farrah recently posted...Ultimate Coffee Date: June 2015My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 7, 2015, 4:20 pm
      Those bags of grapes can be SO deceiving! Whenever I see a sale I get excited and then they end up being several pounds and costing WAY more than I thought they were going to :(
  • Kate June 7, 2015, 3:55 pm
    I love ground turkey! It's our go to meat at my house. I hope the Pad Thai works out, because it sounds delish!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 7, 2015, 4:21 pm
      I have to say that since I started eating meat again, I have grown to really enjoy ground turkey. I actually prefer it over ground beef! I'm making the Pad Thai tonight, so I sure hope it is tasty!
  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut June 8, 2015, 10:51 am
    I think I've said this before, but I love how you meal plan. Other ones stress me out because it's like you have to plan out 3 meals a day with snacks and the day of the week you will be eating said meal. I like the flexibility of having a handful of meals I can choose from. PS take me shopping with you. I need to get more veggies in my life!! Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted...Summery Strawberry Recipes [IMM Link-Up #13]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 4:00 pm
      I USED to be that way with my meal plan, but then I figured out that it doesn't help me to be intuitive at all. I like a little more "go with the flow" kind of meal plan ;)
  • Amber @ ExSoyCise June 8, 2015, 12:02 pm
    OMG plantain nachos sound divine!! What did you put in them? Amber @ ExSoyCise recently posted...The Top Tool I Use Daily To Help Stop My Hunger CravingsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 4:01 pm
      They are amazing! I'll be sharing my "recipe" for them next week! :)
  • Eridai June 10, 2015, 8:50 am
    I was going to ask for the Plantain Nacho Recipe also!! Can't wait till you post it!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 10, 2015, 9:26 am
      It should be coming your way on Tuesday!

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