So here’s the plan… I’m headed to the store this afternoon if at all possible. I generally buy a lot of organic anyway but I am going to tighten it up a notch.
1.) I will buy in bulk where I can – so beans, rice, oatmeal, nuts etc. BUT before I do, I will make sure I actually need it. (In other words check my pantry)
2.) I’ll plan some meals that can carry over into the next. Late last week for example I made black bean soup. The leftovers from that are being turned into the filling for black bean enchiladas, which will go in the freezer.
3.) I’m only going to buy organic veggies this week, well, the ones that are on the dirty dozen and in season. So no $7 a pack of strawberries.
4.) I’m skipping the steak this week. Ok, so I actually am pretty thrifty about this. We can get two meals out of a pound of flank steak. That’s not so terrible. BUT, I’m going to see if we can skip a week. We’ll see if my husband notices.
I’m making my list, and then I am off to the store. Be back with updates, and photos!
Back from the store…
I picked up some russet potatoes to make a chowder for dinner tonight. I always buy potatoes organic. ALWAYS. They aren’t that much more expensive.
I leave the skins on when I cook them, so I don’t miss out on any nutrients.
I also checked out the bulk food aisle. Now, I didn’t need anything this shopping trip, but a quick glance told me that I would be visiting it often. Organic beans and grains were so much less expensive (especially compared to their prepacked non organic counterparts)
So that’s a sampling of my trip to the store, more on my challenge later.