Friday, October 01, 2010

Shopping List and Daily Menu

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers 

I went grocery shopping yesterday. I spent 24.58; here's what I bought:

  • 5 lbs onions
  • 5 lbs carrots
  • Peeled Garlic 
  • Collard Greens
  • 5 lbs potatoes
  • Green Beans ( I scored 2 lbs for 1.00 from the reduced produce bin! )
  • Cilantro
  • Summer Squash
  • Jalepenos
  • Canned Chipotle
  • 2 lbs Brown Rice
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 lb Chickpeas
  • 1 lb Split Peas
  • 1 lb White Beans

I am going to attempt to quit coffee. I have enough left for several pots and will start gradually reducing how much I drink. I drink two big cups a day at this point. As much as I love coffee, it is too expensive to fit into my budget, plus I want to give my body a break from caffeine

My menu yesterday was pretty simple. 

Breakfast: Green Smoothie ( collards, chia, oats, banana )
Lunch: Southwestern Stuffed Peppers with Sunflower Sour Cream
Dinner: Rice Pasta with Marinara, TVP, Raw Slaw

Our local ethnic store  ( Lo's ) has rice pasta for $1.19 a package which is a great deal. I have 2 packages of rice pasta in my pantry which will definitely come in handy in the future.  I went through my freezer yesterday and I do have a nice stock of frozen bananas. My local Market Basket has them on sale 3 lbs for 1.00 about every 6 weeks or so and I buy a bunch to freeze. I have all the makings for my Sugar Free Banana Bread, so stay tuned for that delicious recipe! 


  1. Don't give the coffee!! Anything but that! I think I'd give up food before I'd give up my precious java. :-)

  2. where did you go shopping for this list ? I am sure this is an old post but I am actually getting more friendly with your site. I really like the tight budget and everything since I am in school still and no living on my own.

    1. I shopped at Market Basket in Portsmouth, NH. I still shop mostly at Market Basket, but now in Brockton, MA. I'm a huge fan. The prices are higher now than they were then, but I can still find great deals many places. I moved to Boston from NH a little less than 2 years ago..