Eating this week was pretty good. I don’t think there was a day that I didn’t really eat well or skipped a meal! Yay!!
My shopping list was good:
yellow onion, green beans, eggplant, sliced mushrooms, celery, water, yogurt, waffles, grated parmesan, eggs, chunky pasta sauce, butter, spinach, macaroni, pasta, lime, tomato and cheese.
Overall, I spent $32.25! I used $14 of a visa gift card and the rest in cash. This leaves me with $32 in my envelope for next week. I didn’t actually shop until Tuesday of the week.
I ate well this week and I have PICTURES!
I made a fantastic Baked Eggplant Parmesan!
I hate green beans. I grew up on canned green beans (which are disgusting) and just gag at the thought of them! I took a chance on some fresh green beans on sale at Sprouts and found a recipe online for Green Bean Fries
Chickpeas, I like more than green beans but I am still hesitant to use them in anything other than a fresh salad. So I wasn’t sure when I tried this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Chickpeas recipe. (sans garlic) Meh, the jury is still out on that one. They taste like corn nuts. (I hate corn nuts more than green beans.)
Then, I made this Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Ah-maz-ing! I altered a bit and used a different cheese and non of the wine or vinegar but it was really so good!
I continued having big breakfasts and have done well when it comes to lunch and dinner. Leftovers are much better than they have been in the past and when I ate a fast-food meal this week I was left feeling gross and bloaty. I followed my rules about being quick to use my produce. That’s why I made the eggplant at the beginning of the week.
The new thought that came to me this week as I was making that grilled cheese… every time I tasted one of the veggies (spinach and mushrooms) I nearly danced because it tasted SO good! It was never my goal to “eat clean” but I’m eating cleaner the last three weeks than I have in a really long time! Don’t get me wrong, you can still find me at church with a cookie bigger than my face, but not as much!
Because I officially started the week 4 days into it, I still have a meal to make (that will last a couple of days), a gift card to a restaurant and a free coupon to a local sandwich shop. Yay!
Week 3, you’ve been crushed. Look out Week 4!