As I put Week 1 of my experiment to a close, it’s important to look back at the results of what I purchased for this week. In the previous post I mentioned that in this initial week’s shop I had not given it too much thought – instead just relying on old habits and instincts. As you will see it, it shows a bit!
Here’s my thoughts on each item:
Cage-Free Extra Large Brown Eggs – Dozen – $3.29
Used 6 eggs. Made egg sandwiches some mornings. Bread, eggs, chia seeds. A staple food of this current diet.
Whole Grain White Bread – $2.49
Used entire loaf. I plan on buying organic whole grain bread next time. Bread is another staple of my current diet.
Organic Cut and Peeled Carrots – $1.69
Used completely. Not against buying carrots again ever, but did not incorporate the carrots into recipes. They were a snack food that complimented the existing Ranch dip I had in my refrigerator. Not likely to buy.
Corn on the Cob – 2 ears – $0.49/each
Still in my cupboard. Will use, but will not buy again.
Organic Spinach Tomato Pizza – $4.49
Still in my freezer. Will not spoil anytime soon but will not be returning to frozen “almost prepped” foods.
Multigrain Breakfast Waffles – $1.99
Used completely. Will not buy again now that I have no maple syrup left. At $6 – $8, maple syrup is too expensive.
Roasted Red Hummus – $2.99
Used completely. Ate as a snack with the pita chips but also incorporated into a version of the Sriracha Rice & Beans I made. Will buy again – but not a staple.
Salted Pita Chips – $1.99
Used completely. Ate only as a snack. Pretty empty calories and felt at $2 the bag was a bit small. Will not buy again.
99% Fat-Free Beans & Rice Burritos – 2 – $2.49
Used both burritos. Good – but I will make my own. Will not buy again.
Butter Lettuce – 7oz. bag – $2.49
Still in my refrigerator. Perishable, and basically water in a solid, edible state. Will not buy again.
Chunky Salted Peanut Butter – 2 jars – $2.49/each
Used both jars. I am really stuck on peanut butter sandwiches. Perhaps I am a kindergartener again. Whatever it is, they do the trick. A staple.
Clif Bars, Assorted Flavors - 5 – $0.99/each
Used all five bars. Will buy again – but could also go without them.
There you have it – my habits are changing. Outside of the really core staples of bread, eggs and peanut butter, I only bought two items that I may buy again. As you will see in my next shop, I did not even re-buy those items.
To come are my Week 1 recipes. I tried three things out – one is not worth posting. And the other two involve sriracha!