I haven't talked about our diet in a long time. I know, for some people, you just don't think you can eat well AND cheaply.
Pish-posh, I say!
I went to HEB last night. Spent $140 (and almost every single thing I bought was organic!). This will last us seven days. Besides some raw milk on our granola, this week happens to be pretty much vegan.
7 Days of Breakfasts:
*yogurt twice (plain, bought in large containers to save $$, and I'll blend in frozen berries)
*lazy granola twice (this week making it with Fiber One cereal, oats, milled flaxseed, sunflower seeds and 60% dark chocolate)
*will be trying Sara's Banana Nut Muffin recipe (sans the nuts, so Presh doesn't barf or die).
7 Days of Lunches:
*sandwiches (homemade bread in the bread maker, and sandwich fixins include: avocado, tomato, organic/natural peanut butter, all-fruit spread, arugula, soy cheese slices, thinly sliced bell peppers)
*Build-a-Salad (spinach or arugula, corn, shredded carrots, soy cheese, black beans, sliced peppers - whatever the neighbors bring by this week)
*Chips, homemade salsa and vegetarian refried beans
*green smoothies twice (pineapple, frozen berries, water, whatever other fruit we want to throw in, and a bunch of spinach - probably some milled flaxseed or wheat germ for good measure, or at the very least the kids will sprinkle this on top)
*two days we will have leftovers, depending on when they start to stack up in the fridge
Every day about 3:30 pm, everyone can grab some fruit for a snack. It's what we do. It's our "thing," if you will.
7 Days of Dinners:
*green smoothies twice, and probably some homemade bread or something on the side
*black bean burgers
*root veggies with whole wheat pasta (I'll simmer some root veggies - DEFINITELY some sweet potatoes - until tender, also throw in some garlic and onion and canola oil - will probably throw on some diced peppers or something that is raw, once everything is cooked and combined)
*brown rice with veggies (will add some herbs and spices to the broth when I cook the rice, may or may not steam the veggies depending on what I choose to throw in there)
*leftovers two different nights. By the last night, we do a big smorgasbord of "whatever." It's very "waste not."
Granted, I did already have some things I needed: flour, honey and such. Yet, I was out of olive oil. The more expensive items all tend to average out.
There ya' go. Totally doable.