I eat too much, and just for the record I am heathy! Look at our grocery bill- it is absolutely crazy. <sigh>
People wonder how we can afford to eat this way and I often wonder the same thing. We have decided that food is where we want to put our money. It is important to us to eat foods that are not only good for us, but the environment as well. This week I ate and juiced a large amount of fruits and veggies. Therefore, I bought lots and had some left from the following week.
The weather is nice here in Texas. I think I am going to start looking into when the farmers market begins to help reduce our food bill. Also, one little thing I am pledging is to no longer order tortillas chips when we eat at Chipotle. First, it adds up over time and second, they are a whopping 570 calories per serving. For what? 5 chips? If I feel the need, I am going to bring a small bag of organic ones with me to eat that I can purchase in a paper bag.
Do you find it difficult to eat local/organic foods?
Groceries: Whole Foods
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 bunches of dandelion leaves
- 4 red/yellow pepper (bonus fair-trade)
- 4 glass bottles of kombucha
- Raw honey x2
- 8 local oranges in bulk (4.38 lbs)
- 9 apples in bulk
- Sunflower seeds in bulk
- 7 pints of blueberries (4.99 each….ouch!)
- 8 local portobello mushrooms (2.54 lbs)
- Amaranth in bulk (2.63 lbs)
- Millet in bulk (1.37 lbs)
- Raisins in bulk
- Peanut butter in bulk
- 2 packages of tempeh
- 6 bunches of bananas (8 lbs)
- Carrots in bulk
- 1 loaf of honey wheat bread
- 2 cucumbers on bulk
- 4 raw treats….oops I couldn’t resist
- Toilet paper
- New chapters organic prenatal vitamins (I am not pregnant, still nursing for those wondering)
- Plexy glass to cover the firs place 25.96
- Tuesday and Saturday: we went to Chipotle for lunch 28.88
- Friday: We went for pizza, beer and water at Fire Side Pies 46.05
I really love to compost and I am looking forward to the day I will be able to compost in my backyard ! The total weight of our compost was 11.8 lbs. Looking at the composting bin, it became quite clear that we eat a crap load of banana’s.
We purchased more blueberries this week that came pre-packaged in plastic. I am really trying to reduce our plastic purchases, but it can be so hard at times, especially when Little E is chowing down on blueberries like crazy. We also had some plastic wrap from the tempeh and plastic film from the plexiglass that needs to be recycled.
The trash this week comprised of: veggie/fruit stickers, plastic banana wrap, receipts, plastic from Kombucha bottles, and plastic wrap from the tempeh. Some of the veggies were wrapped with plastic elastics, but I will keep them incase I ever need them again.
This week, we travelled to Frisco, Tx for little E’s doctor appointment, the little gym, to get food, and J.P drove to work once this week. We most definitely drove more because Frisco, Tx is about an hour away- so you can approximate the miles travelled to and from. One thing I am going to work on is trying to get my food all at once and not want a few little stops here and there. This way we use less gas and mileage and also reduce our gas emissions! The total distance traveled on the TDI was 368.9 km (229.2 mi). We didn’t have to fill up this week!