Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Save Money Eating Healthy

Yes, I said save money eating healthy! I saved almost $100.00 on my grocery bill last month! My grocery bill also includes consumable items like toothpaste, paper towels, and pet supplies, which I do use coupons for if applicable. I'm not a crazy coupon lady, just one coupon for one item. There's only two of us in the house, but we've stuck to a planned diet and have seen a positive outcome in weight and our budget! So what did we do and what have we been eating?

The first thing we did was go to Sam's Club and bought the following.

Sam's Club List 

Granola Bars: 60 Ct.
Mixed Vegetables
Green Tea Bottles
Tuna: 20 cans
Canned Chicken Breast:5 cans

It's been a month and we still haven't gotten through all of these items. We still have left overs of all the above items except the green tea. We should be able to make the rest of what we have last through February. 

So,what do we get from the grocery store?  For the past month the below items have been regulars on my shopping trips.

Grocery List 

Thin cut chicken breast: Buy the 4 lb packages and bag portions before freezing. 
Steak: Be smart about your steak, you can find really good deals. We've been eating steak as our Sunday Meals. 
Red Potatoes: 1 package will last you a couple meals. Only eat these once a week.
Sweet Potatoes: Buy a few a month. 
Low Fat Turkey Breast
Grapefruit, Apples, Bananas
Low Fat Yogurt
Egg Whites
High Fiber Cereal 
Black Beans
Green Beans
Lettuce: Keep in Mason Jars to preserve freshness.
Almond Silk
Low Carb Bread
Frozen Cauliflower 
Cottage Cheese
Lite Laughing Cow Cheese

You will need to get a feel for how often you will use these things. This will determine how often you will need to buy them.

Meal Suggestions:

High Fiber Cereal with Almond Silk
Egg White Omelet 
Fruit and Yogurt 

Tuna Sandwich with a Pickle
Cucumber, lite laughing cow cheese and low fat turkey breast
Turkey Sandwich with Mustard
Canned Chicken Breast and Green Beans
Salad with Chicken and Vegetables

Tilapia with brown rice and vegetables
Chicken Breast with black beans and cooked cauliflower 
Egg White Omelet 
Turkey Sandwich with Cottage Cheese
Steak, red potatoes and vegetables 

Almonds and Raisins
Granola Bar
Banana with Peanut Butter
Cottage Cheese: Add fruit if you would like
Rice Cakes

Be inspired and create! 

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