Wowza – we got a TON of groceries at the store this afternoon, for mere cha-cha-CHANGE!
We’ve got the produce:
- Romaine lettuce salad blend
- Baby carrots
- Mixed veggie salad blend
- Sweet Potato
- Braeburn apples
And everything else:
- Cottage cheese
- Canned tomatoes
- Chicken broth
- Larabars (peanut butter cookie & peanut butter & jelly)
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (so jazzed to try!)
- Original Shredded Wheat
- Extra firm tofu
- Sliced almonds
- Dried apricots
- Annie’s Light Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Skim milk
- Dried cranberries
- Red lentils
- Israeli couscous
For a grand total of…FIFTY SIX DOLLARS!! This entire haul was only $56. Total win on the grocery store front.
Now I love going grocery shopping for many reasons, but one of the biggest is that I get to come home and make something fabulous from all the new loot I pick up! For dinner, I rounded up some cottage cheese, a navel orange, Braeburn apple, blueberries & Grape-nuts…
And made a Cottage Cheese Fruit Bowl!
I mixed a cup of cottage cheese with a dash of cinnamon (might be my new favorite thing, ever?!) then loaded all the other ingredients on top.
The addition of these Grape-nuts on top was super key. Their unmistakable crunch was such a fabulous texture contrast to the creamy cottage cheese – plus they’re high in whole wheat, fiber and natural antioxidants!
Did you know that Grape-nuts were originally marketed as a natural cereal that could help improve health and vitality? Basically “brain food” – ooooo.
This dinner was a super light, yet filling, and very refresing. YUM!
Alrighty my friends – I am off to pack my life away – I’m leavin’ on a jet plane tomorrow!!! 8)
ps: the Kentucky Derby Pie recipe has been requested of IME – I’ll share with you ASAP!
How many people do you buy groceries for? Do you try to stick to a budget, or do you buy to your heart’s content?