Monday, February 01, 2010

Monday Food Run

I am excited to share with you some insight into our ways of nourishment. I think we have a great balance of healthy eating and reality. Of course I do, that is why I choose to do it. And, if you know me at all you know that I think my opinions are often beneficial to others. If you don't want to hear it, just move on to your next blog:)
So here is the beginning of a week-long look into our meals. I ran to the grocery store today, Wegman's, my favorite. Shane stayed with the kids, love him for it! I plan out my weeks meals ahead of time so that I can stick with my list. I work with about a $500 budget each month for all 6 of us. We eat about 95% whole foods, meaning is either grew on a tree or in the ground or it came from or had a mother, i.e. chicken, eggs, salmon... Additionally, we eat about 85% organic, at least 50% of that being raw fruits and vegetables. The only thing we eat "bad" is creamer in our coffee. It has fake stuff in it, like corn syrup:( I try to limit this treat, but I get on kicks where I make it everyday. Oh, well.
I cannot tell you how much better I feel, just knowing what is going in our bodies. No modified junk, no prepackaged, foil wrapped, never expiring so-called food items in this house. Oh, no. I mean, except the creamer, er, yeah, just sayin'. I love to come home and clean out the fridge, stock it full of fresh, colorful nutritious goodies.
We juice a lot, so much of our produce is consumed in liquid form, which of course makes it easier
to actually get all that nutrition in one day. I mean, if I actually ate 4 apples, a bag of carrots, a head of romaine, a lemon, ginger root, 5 stalks of kale, and a coconut, I might be in the bathroom all day! But running it through a juicer, not all at once:), provides for some tasty drinks and more nutrients than I could consume just by chomping all day.
So, here is what I bought today. I had a lot of produce at home because I had just stocked up before the big snow this weekend. So I didn't need to buy our usuals; apples, oranges, bananas, romaine, lemons, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados and spinach. Stay tuned for the daily meal plans and recipes starting tomorrow.
Wegmans trip 2/01/2010 - $113
2 All Natural Pizzas (for the babysitter to feed the kids during the Superbowl party)
Organic yellow corn chips
100% Whole Wheat bread
Ezekiel bread
Jalapeno cheese
Mozz cheese
Organic plain whole milk yogurt
Coconut milk (My new found love, they sell it by the 1/2 gallon. we use this now in place of regular milk) Coffee creamer, french vanilla (for me) hazelnut (for Shane)
2 bags of whole wheat, Omega-3 tortillas
BIG bag mixed frozen fruit
Organic frozen peas
Organic frozen blueberries
Hagen Dazz ice cream (2 pints, ok, I failed to mention this because I forgot, this is a treat for Shane, I can resist it because I hate to be cold and it makes me very cold!)
24 pack of bottled water
1 gallon of distilled water
Organic applesauce
Organic tomato paste
Organic whole tomatoes
Organic maple syrup
Organic mayo with flax seed and omega3's (this is made by Spectrum and I really like it because it is sweetened with honey and is actually pretty good for you)
All natural dark chocolate peanut butter
Organic buttermilk dressing
Corn tortillas
Almond milk
Sweet potatoes
Trail mix
Decaf coffee (whole bean)


Lizzz said...

yay! love the photo and can't wait to read everything you are going to share! :D

Stef said...

Hey, my name is Stefanie Arnold and I have become an avid fan of your blog. I know... so shameful to admit, but I'm a blog lurker. I love your statement about your faith in Jesus and your goal as a family. Loved it!!
Your blog is inspiring and caught my eye because we have a lot of stuff in common (like the way we shop and the way we KNOW we have great opinions) :)

Just wanted to say hi. I'm far over here in the Pacific Northwest (Washington State) but blogs are simply wonderful at making us all feel so close in proximity.

Gods' blessings to you and yours

Here we go... said...

Thanks Stef, I too am thankful for blogs that keep us close to others around the world. I tried to find your blog, but could only find links to the ones you read frequently...let me know the address so I can "meet" you.

Stef said...

I just set my blog to private about a week ago, because we recently moved to WA, from CA and left all our family and friends in CA. Since moving I post a TON of pictures and I write a lot of info about our lives, so I felt better setting it private, for now.

my email address is if you want to send me your email address, I'd be happy to add you!
the blog is