i thought that i’d show you guys what i got at the grocery store this week since i haven’t posted about what i’m eating in so long! i went on friday to trader joe’s to grab some groceries for the next week, and it was the first time i went to TJ’s in probably a few months here. the only one that i know of in atlanta is a good 20 minutes from where i live, so usually in the thick of the semester i can’t really justify 40min driving just to get groceries when there’s a kroger 5 min up the street. but, since it was only the first week back i had some extra time so i figured i’d treat myself and make the trip!
here’s what i got for this week:
the produce i picked up included a bag of navel oranges, 3 pink lady apples, 5 bananas, bag of baby carrots, bag of baby spinach, and spring mix. i ate an orange in the car on the way home and they are SO GOOD. i think it’s orange season and i’ve been craving citrus lately so these will be perfect for snacks in class and in lunches. i also feel like peeling oranges makes me feel more awake because of the smell… tell me i’m not the only one?
the carrots, apples, and bananas are all mostly for snacks. i still had some spinach at home so i just got one bag to keep me going through the week (i throw this in eggs, smoothies, salads, and pretty much any hot meal i make) and some spring mix to spice up my salads a bit.
for the refridgerated/frozen goods, i got eggs (obvi), ground turkey, goat cheese, lowfat milk, shitake mushroom chicken, brown rice, and spinach and artichoke dip. i think ground turkey is one of the cheaper meats you can buy at TJ’s (2.99/lb) since to me their meat seems a bit more expensive than typical grocery prices. i got the milk for my coffee and over the weekend i had the spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer before dinner with some wine. chips + dip + wine = my kinda relaxing weekend evening haha.
i haven’t had the shitake mushroom chicken before but it was quite a bit healthier than their frozen orange chicken so i figured i’d give it a go! i always buy 1 or 2 convenience meals at TJ’s since they are so decently priced and it’s nice to have something to grab when i come home and am exhausted. the rice is for the chicken as well as a mexican burrito bowl with some veggies, beans, and ground turkey.
and now for the fun stuff! i have some salsa at home so i wanted chips to get to dip with them, and am out of peanut butter (because ants decided to make an appearance in my kitchen last week..) so i picked up my favorite crunchy kind. i also got bread, two of my favorite chocolate sea salt rx bars, wine (merlot, always), and these new pink and white cookies i found. i don’t tend to keep much dessert food in my house and last week i was craving something to have after dinner with tea, so i looked for some sort of cookie to buy. i’ve never had these before but they are really good and reminiscent of those mother’s circus animal cookies- aka some of the best packaged cookies of all time- without the trans fat!
i always try to buy myself 3.99 flowers whenever i manage to make it to trader joe’s because they make me so happy. i’m a huge fan of yellow flowers because they are so bright and calming. sunflowers and mums are some of my favorite!
here’s some of the meals that i’m planning on making with these groceries and some of the stuff i already have:
- rice & shiitake chicken (frozen meal)
- nachos with chips, beans, ground turkey, cheese, and green dragon sauce (from tj’s and it’s one of my favorites!) plus veggies on the side
- rice bowls with turkey, beans, and a bag of frozen mexican veggies from kroger
- leftover spaghetti squash pizza pie
- salads with greens, veggies, grilled chicken, goat cheese, and balsalmic
my lunches typically include leftovers from dinner or a salad, and breakfasts are the usual eggs & veggies plus turkey bacon or toast or something.
what are you guys eating this week?? fav TJ’s find?
see ya soon for some recent meals and an update on my foot!