How I grocery shop when I don’t have a plan.
I originally shared a post a while back about how I grocery shop for the week when I’m too tired to plan out meals for the week / make a grocery list. Since this has been my go-to way of grocery shopping for pretty much the past 5 months, I thought I’d share this grocery shopping concept again + share some of the recipes we made with this week’s grocery haul!
The below graphic maps out how it works…
For my 5 snacks for this week I went with the following:
fruit Snacks. I’ve been really into fruit snacks lately and I remembered eating (and loving) the above Welch’s ones growing up. But now my tastebuds don’t think they’re very good lol. Won’t be buying those again. I much prefer Annie’s gummy snacks or Sour Patch Kids.
chocolate covered pomegranate seeds. Delish.
siggi’s drinkable yogurt. Hadn’t had those before and I liked them.
variety of Fage yogurts.
and some Boom Chicka Pop. I’m new to the Boom Chicka Pop world and the above flavor is dreamy.
For proteins I got: salmon, peanut butter, chicken sausage, beans
For carbs: sweet potatoes, Kodiak Cakes mix, pasta, bagels, some farro-y mix
For fruit: peaches, blueberries, cherries, bananas
For vegetables: green beans, tomatoes, salad mix and red bell pepper
For fun drinks:
some knock-off Dr. Peppers bc they came in glass bottles lol. I love glass bottled drinks in summer…and since beer is off limits in pregnancy…
For cheeses, we have a plethora of cheeses that Cabot sent me so I didn’t need to buy any more.
And I grabbed a couple frozen meals for lunches.
Here’s some of the recipes I’ve been making with the ingredients this week…
Kodiak Cake Waffles topped with PB + banana + syrup. Served with an iced half-caf vanilla latte. I love Kodiak Cakes mix, they are EASILY my fav pancake / waffle mix right now. The waffle gets crisp and perfect on the outside!
Cheesy eggs + buttered bagel + latte.
Whipped banana oatmeal made with milk. Topped with waffle cone crumbles, blueberries, and peanut butter.
Amy’s! So easy to grab on my way out the door for full days at the office. Such a pretty picture, amiright?
bagged salad with sunflower seeds and quinoa crisps that came w/ the salad + buttered bagel
salmon + roasted sweet potatoes with ketchup + salad + Dr. Pepper
Andrew cooked one night with a Knor rice side dish we had in the pantry. Served with broccoli and chicken sausage. Served with some limemade.
Last night I made the farro mix + green beans cooked in butter. Served with pinto beans tossed together in a random sauce made with a leftover Chick-fil-a BBQ sauce + ketchup + Worcestershire sauce. They came out kinda like baked beans!
Served along with my prenatal vitamin :)
banana + chocolate covered pomegranate seeds
siggi’s drinkable yogurt + peach
bell peppers + cherries + tomatoes
out for a decaf vanilla latte at 2nd cup with a new friend
a couple chocolate chip cookies + milk made using this recipe. I think I found my go-to small-batch recipe because these were AMAZING!
I was running errands at Target and got hungry, so I grabbed these for a snack.
tomatoes (these only kept me full for about 30 minutes).
Chick-fil-a ice cream cone yesterday on a sweltering afternoon
Boom chicka pop (and, clearly, no outfit is complete without dog hair).
OKAY! I hope this makes grocery shopping simpler for you or gives you some meal + snack ideas :)