Small WholeFoods Haul

I have been very serious since E.K. was born about only cooking/serving real food (read: organic). WholeFoods is so expensive, but I adore their fresh fruits, veggies, and speciality items you rarely find in other markets.

E.K. had his 18 month wellness visit with his Pediatrician today. Since WholeFoods is located down the street from the doctor’s office, I decided to make a pit stop on our way home from the appt. Needless to say… what was supposed to be a quick in and out for some milk turned into a almost $75 purchase.

So what did I get for just under $75?


Let’s just say that I didn’t get a lot, lol! But everything I purchased we will eat up over the weekend. It’s almost as if I need a part time job just to support my WholeFoods addiction. I don’t make a habit of shopping there often, but I do try to get in there at least once per month. I typically shop at our local Wegmans market and Trader Joes; however, WholeFoods is my guilty pleasure when I want to feel high class sidity and get great tasting overpriced fruits and organic goodies.

Side Note: It's flu season. WholeFoods sells the absolute BEST fresh squeezed OJ ever!!! Do you and your family a favor and grab some.    You're welcome!

I’m going to attempt to meal plan this weekend and stick to the menu. I am a planning freak, but never really got into the meal planning habit. Since we began our debt free journey, I decided that meal planning could be beneficial in helping us not overspend on eating out and so forth. Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing what I make for the family throughout the work week.

Until next time wonderful people…


What’s for Dinner tonight?

In an effort to be more budget focused, I’ve been trying my hand at meal planning. I found a recipe on Pinterest that looked easy, healthy, and yummy so I figured I’d give it a try…

The recipe called for italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and a mix of vegetables. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give this a rating of 8. It’s a simple recipe and filling without being too heavy on the stomach or budget. I paired it with garlic & herb rice pilaf and I must say it was a winner with the husband.



I purchased the Happy Planner home planner from Michael’s the other day. It has a meal planning section… I guess that’s my way of psyching myself into taking the time to meal plan each week. Tomorrow nights dinner will be citrus marinated chicken breast and fresh vegetables.

What are you having for dinner tonight?

Until next time…