Here's a grocery shopping update.
At the end of the work week, I had spent $35 at Trader Joe's, $45 at Aldi, $8 on farm eggs, and $7 at the milk farm. $95 to prepare for the coming week is not bad at all. Though I will need to get some more produce midweek next week, and am running low on grassfed ground beef. I will need to get some one way or another next weekend - from the local ranch, Trader Joe's frozen imported, or Costco's organic (not 100% grassed but still good). I put off a trip to Costco until next weekend, too.
Here's what we've been eating this weekend (since I didn't put it on the plan last week).
tuna salad (Trader Joe's canned tuna + real sour cream + seasonings)
bananas & almond butter
bean-less chili w/ cheddar, sour cream, & guacamole
meaty tomato sauce, zucchini, & mozzarella bake (my version of primal lasagna) x2
flour-less zucchini brownies
We ate these sweet carmelized onion chicken burgers in our lunches this past week. I would grill them at home, then cool them and chop them up for the lunch containers. Finally, a "lunchmeat" everyone in the family likes that isn't crazy expensive (only $3 something per pound)! Yes, they contain a small amount of sugar, but at 1g per serving, I am not worried. And there might be msg lurking in there somewhere in the "spices" or "natural flavor", but I haven't gotten any headaches, so I feel pretty OK about these so far. While they look kind of gross, and my husband jokes "Yum, pressed chicken parts," even he admits to liking them. I will be buying them again! If you don't go to Costco, check out the chile lime chicken burgers in the frozen aisle at Trader Joe's. We like those, too.