I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to heading to Whole Foods after work yesterday! It was almost sad, but I hadn’t been there since MARCH (thank you blog) so it was definitely time to reunite. I checked out the weekly specials on the Whole Foods site, printed out some coupons, and drove to the store immediately after work. (Side note: if you are looking for tips on saving money at Whole Foods, check out Bargain Shopping at Whole Foods: It Can Be Done!)
After being away for the weekend, a bare fridge makes me cringe, but I literally had NO time to go on Sunday, so last night it was. I ended up spending just under $52, so managed to stay under budget, and here’s what I came home with:
- Baby Arugula
- Organic Kale
- Organic Bananas
- Organic Lemon
- Yellow Mango x2
- Organic Seedless Red Grapes
- Whole Wheat English Muffins
- Corn Tortillas (79 cents!)
- Siggi’s Drinkable Yogurt
- Cookies and Cream Organic Fro Yo
- Nonfat Oikos Plain Yogurt
- Low-fat Organic Cottage Cheese
- Extra Firm Tofu
- Organic Pizza Dough (1.5 lbs = $2.99)
- Organic Shredded part-skim Mozzarella
- Peppered Tofurky
- 2 6oz portions of Wild Salmon (on sale for $5.99 each)
Some of the new-to-me items from this trip:
Stonyfield Cookies ‘n Cream Organic Fro Yo – 4 pts+ per serving, and I got it for $2.50. Full price was $3.99, plus $1 off from the Whole Foods store coupon, and 50 cents off manufacturer’s coupon.
Siggi’s probiotic drinkable non-fat yogurt. These were on sale for $3.50, plus the $1 off Whole Foods Coupon = $2.50 for the pack of four. The bottles are small, but only 1 pt+ each.
I’ll let you know how both of those are!
After coming home and sorting through my purchases, here’s what I came up with for a meal plan this week:
|Monday||2 Whole Grain Waffles w/PB + banana||Subway veggie delite||Veggie Orzo Soup||Dijon Crusted Salmon|
|Tuesday||English muffin w/pb + banana||Other half of veggie delite, popchips||Grapes + Siggi Yogurt||Eggs w/cheese + veggies, toast|
|Wednesday||Greek Yogurt w/frozen fruit + cereal||Dijon Crusted Salmon over arugula||Grapes, cottage cheese||Individual Grilled Pizzas w/salad|
|Thursday||English muffin w/pb+banana||Leftover pizza w/salad||Siggi Drinkable Yogurt + Grapes||Kale Mozzarella Quesadillas|
|Friday||Greek yogurt parfait w/fruit + granola||Tofurky Sandwich w/grapes + massaged kale salad||Cottage cheese w/banana||Tofu + Soba Noodles w/peanut sauce + veggies|
Since I didn’t get to go grocery shopping on Sunday, I went out and bought lunch yesterday and ended up getting a $5 Footlong (does that song come in your head too!?) Veggie Delite. I had half yesterday for lunch with chips, and will have the other half today with some Popchips from home.
This is another super busy week for me because I’m working Weight Watchers meetings tonight AND Thursday night since I’m switching to Thursdays permanently starting next week! If anyone is in the DC area and wants to come to the WW meeting at K street on Thursday nights, you should!!! =)
I’m also going away yet again this coming weekend, but this time it’s a birthday weekend away with Wil and should be VERY relaxing! My bday is one week from tomorrow (!), so we decided to make the most of the three day weekend and rent a cabin down in the Shenandoah Valley – can’t wait!!
What’s your go-to place for lunch out?
I usually go for Subway if we’re talking chains because I love that I can pile on as many and whatever veggies I want to a sandwich and it doesn’t cost extra! For a local place, I love The Juice Joint – their sandwiches are soooooooooo good.