Fruits that can sit out for a while and double as kitchen decorations.
I have to admit, we have been hitting the grocery stores hard lately. Yep we have an addition to food, we have to have it at least three times a day. So calling myself out here on this one… anyone else want to call themselves out? Okay, kidding aside, we love to test out new stores and restaurants when we move to a new location. There are not as many options as say when we lived in Chicagoland or Washington D.C. but we are still enjoying ourselves little by little. Here are the photos of our full grocery hauls for you to see what goes into our kitchen. I have been thinking lately I might start vlogging these grocery hauls but do people really watch those like me? Let me know what you think in the comments section, thanks.
Now I do want to mention before I start telling you how much we purchase in a week that I keep everything stocked up in our pantry. So that basically means we always have dry legumes, seeds, oats, and so on in the kitchen. I will occasionally stock up on these items but generally speaking I just have to purchase special perishable items that need to be purchase weekly. Additionally we do live in Indiana but that does not mean much as far as taxes and prices. In fact, we spent less in Washington D.C. than we do in South Bend at the grocery stores here. We purchase less now than in the larger cities because the food is more expensive. Strange, I know but it’s true. Then every few weeks we go to Trader Joe’s in Chicago, Illinois to purchase special items that can only be bought there and stock up on these items. So generally speaking we pay about $400.00 a month but usually less to feed for people on a 80% or higher organic, vegan lifestyle.
#25: 2 bunches of kale, 1 bunch spinach, coffee, tofu, gardein burgers (for lazy nights), organic coleslaw mixture (no dressing), grapefruit, oranges, 2 pints cherry tomatoes, bananas, avocados, cauliflower, frozen raspberries, frozen mixed veggies, coconut butter, tomato paste, dry yeast, 2 zucchinis, 1 cucumber, dry beans, strawberries and a tomato. Everything was organic when possible and came to a total of under $60.00 USD.
Gloomy Winter Day Photo: Sweet potatoes, 2 blks tofu, soy sauce, almond butter (Genki Husband takes to work), Whole Foods Whole Grain Bread, spinach hummus, mock chicken strips, kale, gardein chickenless scallopini, quinoa mixture, potato leek soup, and some fruit that I didn’t fit into the photo. This was actually from one of our first weeks in our house so this managed to feed us for a few days. We were eating ready made foods since it was easier when unpacking our boxes. Everything was purchased from Whole Foods and was about $60.00
Clementines, bananas, 2 bags carrots, mixed lettuce greens, kale, green onions, strawberries, Gardein Fishless Fillets, bag of garlic, cilantro plant (not suggested since it died in a day), onions, spaghetti, ginger, pomegranate, bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, apples, and coconut butter. Everything was about $50.00 from Meijer Grocery Store.
Pretzels, grapes (organic is not available), oats, kale, romaine lettuce (aka cos), milk, vinegar, pasta, granola, corn meal, cucumber, zucchini, snow peas, cilantro, 2 blks tofu, mini corn, mushrooms, cornstarch, tomato paste, broccoli, vinegar, bell peppers, pasta, bananas, and an avocado. Not shown: toilet paper. Everything was under $60.00 at Meijer’s Grocery Store.
Sometimes I do not get all the fruit in the photos per grocery haul photo so I thought I would share what our fruit looks like when sitting on our counter. We always have fruit sitting out so that we snack healthy. There are apples, clementines, bananas, blood oranges, lemon, and a jalapeno. We always have a ton of bananas since we make a lot of nice cream.
So that was just a few weeks worth of grocery hauls so far. I hope to do more of these if you guys want to see what we are buying, just let me know what you think.