Monday, November 14, 2011

Our Day...

We spent the morning grocery shopping...I am working on a little project for a blog post...
A lot of people tell me that shopping organically is not realisitic so I am going to plan out and entire week of groceries, complete with grassfed organic meat and meals for $100.

I am hoping to do this maybe this week, but I am just so tired of all the "excuses", buying healthier is easy, maybe not as EXCITING of options but it is do-able!

People think since we live in a semi-big city that we have lots of options, we do not, our farmer that we get meat from is a 30 minute drive, the closest Whole Foods is 50 minutes, so I am doing all of our shopping from a run of the mill grocery store (Kroger) and there is not much selection...it blows!

I am to the point where I walk down the crackers and cookie aisle and I cannot bring myself to buy them...I used to buy 2 boxes of Cheez-its a week, plus tons of other processed goodies and trust me I still crave them but I think about the ingredients and I run away from the aisle! 

We have also switched to baking everything with organic products, since they are WAY more pricey I slowly worked my way up to get all the staples (flours, sugars, ect.) by buying one or two items a week. Today I finally bought the organic flour to complete my cookie list and we made organic dark chocolate cookies while Luke was napping...here is the pics from our day!!

Hope you're all having a good Monday!
xoxo

8 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see how you get the week's groceries for $100!

    I think it's great your committment to organic all natural foods.

    No excuses here. We just haven't made the full switch over. Working in that direction. It's a hard switch to make. Planning financially, and ahead. As well as gaining the deep freeze we need for our quarter cow (from my dad) and 1/2 pig (from my uncle). Can't wait to get the deep freeze (next couple months)....my dad is ready to take the cow in for it's "appointment"

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  2. the cookies look YUMMY!
    your boys are so adorable!
    good luck on spending $100 dollars at the store, we spend about $120

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  3. Can't wait to see the post! I shop at Whole Foods every week and always manage to get out of there for under $100. I used to spend about the same amount at the regular grocery store! People think it's so much more expensive to shop organic, but it's really not! I could never go back to non-organic now.

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  4. Yes! Details (and that cookie recipe) are a must! :)

    I have awesome dreams in my head of eating much healthier than we do....and we don't do that bad!
    But I'm a sucker for buying those orange little fish that I'm sure have tons of yucky stuff!

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  5. I'm pumped to see your list! Not going to lie, but I'm one of those people who believe organic shopping can't be done on budget. Looking forward to seeing you prove me wrong!

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  6. I do believe that it *can* be done-- but know from experience that it is super hard. I rarely met budget doing it, especially with a pre-teen that eats enough for 3 adults!

    Out of curiosity, have you ever checked out 100daysofrealfood.com? They eat all organic on a budget, plus no processed foods whatsoever!

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  7. We really need to start eating better over here. I get on kicks where I really good for a month or so and then go back to my old unhealthy ways. I think because it's easier and faster but maybe with your tips I'll see the light...I hope.

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  8. I want to buy organic! Maybe i will start ;) when i can buy groceries anyway. there is a farmers market in town, gonna check that out. :)

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