What’s In My Grocery Basket 1.23.13 + 3 Meal Planning Shortcuts

23 Jan

Have you ever gone waaay to long between trips to the grocery store? Yeah, that just happened. I’ve been going non-stop for a couple weeks now so Daniel volunteered to go to the grocery store this week (so thankful!) Anyway, it may not look like much but I think you’ll be surprised to see that these ingredients actually stretch a lot further than you think they would. I’ll explain …

photoOn the List

1 head of Cauliflower

1 Bag of Romaine Mix

1 head of Iceberg Lettuce (we like this for tacos AND wraps)

2 Tomatoes (only 1 pictured here)

1 Cucumber

3 Grapefruit (already ate one!)

2 Cans of Coconut Milk (he got Goya, which I haven’t tried before so we’ll see)

2 packs of All-Natural Bacon

1 Carton eggs

1 Sweet Potato (shredded)

1 Bottle of Balsamic Vinegar

2 Packs Spicy Italian Sausage (not completely Paleo but Daniel like it so we eat it together)

2 Filets

2 lbs Ground Beef

So, here are a couple of things I do to get the most from my groceries and have some convenient, just heat-them-up meal options.

Cauliflower – I make my Cauliflower Puree and combine it with other dishes throughout the week like pre-cooked ground beef (see below.)

Ground Beef – I brown this with some sausage mix from the Well Fed Cookbook and then combine it with Cauliflower puree.

Sweet Potato – This is SUPER easy if you have a food processor. Just another reason I am in love with mine. Just shred and you have an instant addition to eggs and bacon in the morning. It lasts for all my breakfasts throughout the week. It really goes far!

So, that’s the list for this week … what’s in your grocery basket?

~ Kate

Lisa Gerber (@lisagerber)
Lisa Gerber (@lisagerber)

Hi. End of Day 14 and it was a hard day! I had nooo energy today and that might be because I'm working out better than ever so I might not be eating enough. Anyway, I am experimenting with a jicama this week. It's overnighting in the slow cooker now. Sweet potatoes have been my savior - going to shred them as you suggest! Also, I can't stand coconut milk. :(

Barrett Rossie (@barrettrossie)
Barrett Rossie (@barrettrossie)

You know Kate, I don't retweet your blog to my followers very often, because my Twitter stream is very business oriented. But I do love coming here. Just wanted you to know! ... and I hear you on the sweet potatoes. :-)


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