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Our Grocery Haul: Healthy Eating on the Cheap

Let’s get right down to it.

Yesterday I got $45 worth of groceries at Trader Joe’s. Here is what my grocery cart looked like:

grocery haul

Here’s everything we got for those $45.45:

  • 1 bag of organic baby romaine $2.49
  • 1 bag of organic power greens $2.49
  • 4 shallots $0.99
  • 8 avocados $5.38
  • 10 oz. bag of kale $1.99
  • 16 oz. bag of organic green beans $3.29
  • 28 bananas $5.32
  • 4 lb. bag of navel oranges $3.49
  • 4 kiwis $1.69
  • dried persimmons $3.49
  • dried mango slices $2.99
  • 2 lb. bag of organic apples $2.99
  • butternut squash $1.99
  • 16 oz. container of Mediterranean hummus $3.99
  • gallon of skim milk $2.79

That’s a lot of food for two people, right?! And it’s mostly fresh produce, packed with vitamins and minerals and all the good stuff.

This makes up the majority of what we eat in a week. For other items, like nuts and nut butter, we shop at Costco once a month. We buy many staples in bulk – including oats, brown rice, quinoa, and lentils – making it very cost efficient.

So, know that eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need to spend your paycheck at a health food store to get healthy food….Which means you can use some of the money you saved to treat yo’ self once in a while!

Side note: Nick is a bottomless pit and/or may have a tape worm. Where does he put it all? I think he must still be growing.

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