In this nasty economic environment, J and are are lucky to be gainfully employed. Nevertheless, we are trying to buy a house and we may want to develop some healthy for your wallet eating habits. So here’s the challenge – no eating out for a week starting Sunday. A couple of assumptions:
1. I have a standard breakfast of yogurt and berries
2. Lunch is usually a salad and a sandwich or leftovers from the night before
The first thing I want to do is make an old fashioned grocery list. When J and I were living in a group house, the house had a list that you had to check the fridge and see what was there and what you needed to buy. It saved us a LOOOOT of money.
Here’s the list and I will post what our grocery receipts are for the staples we need to buy. (*means we need to buy more). By the end of this exercise I will see how much a grocery run can last and how well I cope with not going out to dinner.
Hot Dog Buns
Trader Joe’s Salmon Patties
Turkey Burgers (pre made and frozen)
Chicken sausages (defrosts great)*
Proteins (remember to defrost in the fridge that morning):
Chicken breasts (even better if you have a chance to pound them flatter with a rolling pin)*
Red bell peppers*
Low fat feta
Lowfat coconut milk
Sambal chili sauce
Thai curry paste