Monday, April 11, 2011

Eating Well on Sixty: 4/8-4/14

I could easily spend an entire paycheck at the store each week. Sometimes I make excuses to go to Whole Foods when I really don't need to. Luckily, Brett is quite good at knowing when we really do need to, and when I'm just having WF hallucinations. (That alone probably saves us close to $1000 each year).But now that new school bills are looming in the very near future, it's time to get serious. And since I couldn't find many $60 meal plans that were healthy, delicious and vegetarian, I decided that I would create my own. Armed with three $20 bills, we will eat. And we will eat well.

So I'm late with this post. We didn't eat at home this weekend- except for breakfast. Just bein' honest. We had a fun weekend, and it was wonderful! We ate veggie burgers at Fuddruckers, and..we...did not eat well! But that's the beauty of eating well 95% of the time, it's a super huge treat to go and get...a veggie burger and french fries! But any who.

As for money, it came to $63 (needed toothpaste).

This week, this is what we're eating:

--toast with peanut butter, banana, agave
-egg white scramble with tomato and  basil, english muffin
-oatmeal with raisins and walnuts, egg white omelet

Most days, leftovers from dinner will be eaten the next day as lunch. Other days, these are what I rotate in:
-rice and beans with tomato, pepper, and crumbled veggie burger
-baby green salad with green peppers, tofu
-tofurkey deli slices (buy on sale and freeze! this is a treat!) on homemade rustic bread, fruit, slice of cheese, carrots or celery

-Pizza on homemade dough, salad



-Salad with pan cooked garlicky tofu

-Sweet Potato Chili with salad

-TAO (tomato/avocado/onion) Sandwiches on whole wheat rustic bread with veggie tofu spread, homemade (baked) potato 'chips', salad (delish.delish.delish.)

-Teriyaki tempeh with grilled veggies over brown rice, salad


-whole wheat bread with fruit spread
-greek yogurt with grapes
-apples and peanut butter
-mini smoothies with frozen fruit

Last Week


  1. I am desperately trying to lower our grocery bill. Such a constant struggle but thanks so much for the tips on how you guys do it! :) Good to see that it is possible to eat well under $100/week!

  2. Amazing! This is so inspirational. My husband and I spend an insane amount on groceries every week and I don't think I eat half as well you guys do. Like tonight I had popchips for dinner. Now thats just embarrassing! But what I really wanted to say was that my hubby took me to fudruckers for the first time a few months ago and I loved it! I wish we had one in Chicago!

  3. @Urban Wife- So glad you're here! It's definitely a struggle, because I found myself having to begin to love cooking from scratch. It took a month or two before I finally began enjoying baking our own was absolutely a pain for a while!

    @Married- Thank you! I'm dying to know what popchips are, though! I don't think we even have them here- but they sound pretty darn good. And yes, fuddruckers is...incredible. :)

  4. I've been going twice a week- basically just for the "produce" and silly things we go through; plus a couple of meals. I'll have to figure out what I buy and let you know- I've been averaging about $45 a week lately. Granted, we only have meals together a handful of times a week.

  5. Post it once you have a better idea, and we'll link it all up! $45 is pretty darn good. If Brett didn't eat like an elephant, I think I could get it to that. But he eats...incredible amounts.

  6. Oh believe me, so does Chad. :)
    I'll definitely keep track next time and see what I'm actually buying!

  7. Thanks, Diana! I lovelovelove all of your prints!


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