You will notice I have tons of fresh produce this month! So that means the majority of my shopping will NOT be done in one bulk trip. I will still buy everything I can in one trip and then divide the produce up by the week I need it.
I have also decided to add at least one seafood meal per week. We love seafood and I rarely cook it. Not sure why not because it is really easy and simple. Not to mention everyone loves it so that will be a positive change.
I am still slightly over budget, but I have noticed it is slowly creeping back down. I will be curious to see where I stand as compared to last year after I get this monthly shopping trip in. As of right now I am pretty much in the same position as least year when I was couponing. However, I am using tons more "whole" ingredients with a dramatic cut in the amount of preservatives and processed ingredients.
You will also notice I have added an extra day of either takeout or leftovers. Mainly this is because with the weather nicer we are going to be busier and on the go quite a bit. So I don't want to over buy and risk food waste. If we end up with no leftovers I may just throw together a quick dinner salad, pasta, or some other quick meal. We will see :)
Now on to the fun stuff! Here's the meal plan for the next month. Just click on the picture to view it full size.
Lots of good stuff :) Can't wait to have some of these meals!
Now the shopping list. I had to move my continue my produce into column 2. I told you we have tons of fresh veggies and fruits on the list next month!
I may add another package of Romaine and of course a few other items as I take inventory of what we need. As always be on the look out for how I did on my shopping trips!