Weekly Grocery Haul – What I Get & What I Make

Weekly Grocery Haul

As much as I love having a full fridge – I hate going to the grocery store. Once I find a grocery store I love, I study it like the back of my hand, making my trips in and out under 10 minutes. Getting everything I need for the week like a flash of lightning completing my usual weekly grocery haul. 

I must say, I am a huge creature of habit. I could have the same meals every day for the rest of my life and be totally okay with it. For instance, this week’s grocery haul has been the same for a few months now. Once I find one meal that works for me, I stick with it until the end of time. 

Since I have recently started a new job working 7-4:30ish Monday through Friday, I like to do all my grocery shopping and meal prepping on Sunday each week. I also try and keep up on car washes and filling up my gas tank each Sunday too – Sundays are for preparing for a boss week ahead. 

In the morning I will normally head to Trader Joe’s to do the majority of my shopping. I pick up:

Veggies; cucumbers, baby carrots, celery, and frozen veg packets to make quick and easy meals out of.

Fruits; grapes to freeze and have as a dessert when I want something sweet, bananas for my oats every morning & lemons for hot lemon water. 

Protein; which I get the same ol’ turkey patties

Carbs; rice cakes for snacks and pre-measured oatmeal packets

Fats; MCT oil for cooking, Go Macro bars for a high protein snack option, and chunky almond butter (no added salt).

Liquids; Coconut aminos for my veggie mixes, Oatly Oatmilk for coffee, and cold-brew concentrate or k-cups – whichever I am using more of at the time. 

Nutrients; I normally stock up on whatever vitamins I am low on; vitamin B12, D, C, Adrenal Support, magnesium, regular multivitamin, digestive support, oil of oregano, probiotics, and super greens.

Must I add – these are all the vitamins my naturopathic doctor has told me to take. I strongly recommend getting blood panels done to figure out what vitamins your body may need more of.  

Downloadable Weekly Grocery List

What I Make

I am weird, we have established this already. Since I am a creature of habit, I will make the same meal for lunch and dinner for the whole week. I will always listen to what my body is wanting, and shift my focus whenever need, but this last month I have been stuck on the same meals. 

Oat Milk Cold Brew:

  1. I add two scoops of the Vital Proteins Collagen Powder with a little bit of hot water to dissolve correctly.
  2. Then I add either 8 ounces of the Chameleon Cold-Brew Concentrate or 4-6 ounces of the Trader Joe’s Cold-Brew Concentrate depending on what I have and how strong I want it to be. 
  3. Top this with Oatly Oatmilk until you get that lattey kinda color (or whatever you prefer).
  4. Add a couple of ice cubes and a straw & you’re ready to go!

Oat Milk Drip Coffee:

  1. I put two scoops of the same collagen in a mug.
  2. Make a large cup of coffee with my Keurig using a dark roast K-cup.
  3. Add a touch of Oatly Oatmilk – since this can cool your drink down a tad, don’t overdo this one (or do).
  4. & bam! You’re ready to rock and roll.

Protein Oats:

  1. I add one packet of the Trader Joe’s single oatmeal packets topped with hot water.
  2. Then sprinkle in a little cardamom powder on top, which I sometimes put in my coffee too – absolute fav and most definitely underrated.
  3. Add about a tablespoon and a half of the Trader Joe’s Chunky Almond Butter with no added salt.
  4. And cut up a banana on top and wow, so good, yet so simple. 

Lunch & Dinner – Chicken With Veg (For Two):

  1. I add two packets of the Trader Joe’s frozen veggie mix to a large pan. 
  2. Put a tad bit of MCT oil,
  3. Cook up a couple of turkey patties on the side.
  4. Once everything is fully cooked up to your liking – I add about four large spoonfuls of veggies & one turkey pattie in a bowl, and 
  5. Add salt, pepper, and a tone of coconut aminos.

If you are someone that needs a little more variety, adding in different ingredients like mixed rice and seeds would make this dish oh so good!

Snacks:

  1. Go Macro Cashew Protein Bar‘s – great when wanting something with high protein.
  2. Veggies plain or with hummus.
  3. Rice cakes with cut up cucumber, hummus, salt, and pepper.
  4. Frozen grapes, my FAVVV, I eat this as a dessert at night when my cravings kick in full force.

How Much It Costs  

Depending on what I need to stock up on during the week, the cost can vary from $30 to $ 100 each trip. Some weeks I will only need veggies and a protein source, and other times I will need to stock up on absolutely everything. For me, this comes out to be roughly $300 a month for healthy, organic, and balanced meals. Not too shabby if you ask me!

 

Until tomorrow,

xoxo

Kayla

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