Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Another week with the Gray's: Food Edition!

I had such good feedback from my last food post, that I'd thought I'd do it again. This time I used my camera instead of my Iphone for the pictures, so maybe they will be better quality, haha! If you would like to see my first post, you can do so here. The first post gives a lot of information about where I shop, how much I spend, and what all we eat during a week. Again all things are organic unless stated otherwise and I spend roughly $130/week to feed our family of four.

Day 1

Breakfast: Cascadian Farms organic cereal (with organic whole milk). Both boxes were about empty so one got chocolate and the other got the honey nut. They also had kiwi with fresh blueberries
 Lunch: I made half a grilled cheese and half a peanut butter and jelly because they each wanted one or the other, but I knew they would want what the other had if I made it different, ha! They also got some pickles, a plum, and Simply Balanced fruit strip (not organic, but non-GMO)
Dinner: Tonight's dinner was all done on the grill. I made foil packets for the brussels and the potatoes. The potatoes I just diced and added an onion, olive oil, and salt and pepper. The brussels have olive oil, and S&P. The kielbasa is Coleman brand from Natural Grocers. It's fully cooked, so it only takes about 5 minutes on each side. 

Day 2

 Breakfast: Today's breakfast was a little bit of a treat because I got a box of organic toaster pastries on clearance. They also each got a tropical smoothie made with mango, banana, strawberry, coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, and oats.
 Lunch: Ants on a log made with almond butter, Barbara's cheese puffs (not organic, but non-GMO), mango and strawberries, and Natural Grocers brand yogurt covered almonds.
Dinner: I grilled wild caught Alaskan salmon on the grill in a foil packet with just butter, dill, and S&P. I also made Simply Balanced brand organic macaroni and cheese. I grilled the carrots on the grill in foil after marinating them in dijon, blasmaic vinegar, thyme, and salt and pepper. They also had kiwi.

Day 3

 Breakfast: I made overnight oats which is a very simple and yummy breakfast. You combine 1/2 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of milk, 1 T plain yogurt, 2 tsp honey, splash of vanilla, a handful of raisins, a handful of sliced almonds, and a good sprinkling of cinnamon. Leave in the fridge overnight and eat cold the next morning. It reminds me of granola with yogurt. You can add in different combinations to get different flavors. Peanut butter with banana is another good one or blueberry with almond, etc. They also each had a banana with their oats.
 Lunch: Tuna salad made with celery, onion, Just Mayo brand mayonnaise (vegan), mustard, and S&P. They also got Late July brand organic crackers, organic grass fed sharp cheddar cheese, and strawberries with blueberries.
Dinner: This was Imagine brand organic potato and leek soup with grilled cheese and raspberries. The soup was vegan, but we added a dollop of sour cream to the top.

Day 4

 Breakfast: This morning the girls decided to sleep in late, so I made a slightly bigger breakfast and we did without lunch (just snacked) today. They each got a frozen organic and gluten free waffle with almond butter and organic syrup, scrambled eggs, and blueberries.
Dinner: Aaron and I had some leftovers from last week for dinner tonight (they needed to be eaten up!), so I made frozen organic chicken nuggets for the girls. They also got cheese, roasted broccoli, and strawberries.

Day 5

 Breakfast: Smoothies again! This time I combines fresh squeezed orange juice with frozen banana, yogurt, milk, oats, chia seeds, and honey. They also got toast with jelly.
 Lunch: I made these frozen cheese pizzas (Plum brand, uses a lot of organic ingredients) for lunch today. they also got peas and mango and blueberries.
Dinner: Everything was done on the grill today! I sauteed mushrooms, potatoes and onions, corn on the cob, and organic grass fed steaks (bought on discount at NG). I topped them with some super sharp Irish cheese. The girls also had fruit. There were leftovers of steak, mushrooms, and potatoes, so I made a frittata that we had for another dinner. The steaks are not something we normally buy because of the steep price, but being that it made two full dinners, I think it was a good deal.

Day 6

 Breakfast: Plain, full fat yogurt (Nancy's brand) with raw local honey. I topped it with Cascadian Farms organic granola and some frozen blueberries.
 Lunch: The girls requested macaroni and cheese again, ha! They also had frozen peas and mango. They love eating frozen peas!
Dinner: I made cheese quasadillas and served them with rice and black beans (seasoned with cumin, paprika, garlic, cilantro, and chili powder), tomatoes, and grapes.

Day 7

 Breakfast: Today's special treat was this yogurt (gingered pear flavor) and they loved it. They also had strawberries and blueberries.
Lunch: Tuna salad again (made the same as before). Served with cheese, Back to Nature spinach crackers (not organic), and grapes.

Dinner: We went out to eat for this meal! We try to only go out to eat once a week. We also try to pick a local restaurant or some place that has good organic options.

Grocery List


1. Butter, no salt
2. Cheese, specialty
3. Eggs
4. Milk, whole
5. Sour cream
6. Yogurt, plain
7. Yogurt, specialty

1. Broccoli
2. Brussels sprouts
3. Carrots
4. Celery
5. Corn
6. Mushrooms
7. Onions
8. Potatoes
9. Tomatoes
Sea Food

1. Salmon
2. Tuna
Meats and Deli

1. Steak
2. Kielbasa
Canned Goods

1. Beans, black

1. Barbara's cheese puffs
Bread & Baked Goods

1. Sandwich bread
2. Tortillas, flour

1. Bananas
2. Blueberries
3. Grapes, red
4. Kiwi
5. Mangoes
6. Oranges)
7. Plums
8. Raspberries
9. Strawberries

1. Berries and Tropical fruit blend
2. Chicken nuggets, organic
3. Pizza (Plum brand)
4. Waffles
Packaged Goods

1. Crackers
2. Mac&cheese
3. Potato and leek soup
4. Rice, long grain
5. Raisins
6. Toaster pastries
Condiments & Sauces

1. Jelly
2. Peanut butter
3. Pickles
4. Syrup
5. Honey
6. Just Mayo
7. Mustard
Baking Supplies

1. Oatmeal, regular
2. Oil, Olive (Virgin)
3. Almonds

1. Organic cereal
2. Organic granola

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