Grocery Geek, May 18th

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May 20, 2018 by Courtney

In my post from yesterday, I shared that Robert and I decided that it’s important for our family’s health to eat less processed foods (we won’t make a big deal about cutting them completely out because, life).  We decided that I needed to stop shopping at Walmart because I tend to buy mostly processed foods when I shop there.  One hard thing is that my prescriptions are cheaper there than anywhere else so I tend to want to shop there because I’m already getting my prescriptions.  But I decided that it’s worth it to go to Walmart for prescriptions and HEBfor groceries.  HEB is amazing.  Not only are the products so much better, but they always have coupons for the things that I buy regularly.  I saved about $20 the other day just using the coupons that they have attached to things!

In addition to non-processed foods, we are going back to natural products as well.  I will get most of those at Grove Collaborative, but I got some at HEBas well :-).

This is what the coupons look like :-).  Things that I would buy anyway like coffee and natural chicken strips and nuggets.  Lunch meat and cheese.  And on and on.  Love it!

I didn’t get a ton of produce because I have found it’s necessary for me to buy that weekly, otherwise is goes bad and I waste.  I’ve done that so many times.  So here, I have:

  • Organic salad
  • Shredded cabbage (2 bags)
  • Strawberries
  • Fredericksburg peaches
  • Broccoli florets (2 bags, 1 isn’t pictured)
  • Organic carrots
  • Bananas
  • Yellow onions

  • 1 gallon 2% milk
  • 2 pounds of butter
  • 1 bag frozen natural chicken nuggets
  • 1 bag frozen natural chicken strips
  • Cage free pre-boiled and peeled eggs (seems unnecessary but I HATE peeling eggs so this makes it easier for all)
  • 1 1/2 pounds natural frozen chicken breast (they are individually wrapped)
  • Julios salsa
  • Roasted garlic hummus (this is my FAVE for eating raw veggies with)
  • 3 packages of the HEB natural lunch meat (got a good deal with coupons!)
  • HEB link beef link sausage
  • HEB ham steak
  • HEB natural uncured bacon

  • Mootopia lactose free/high protein milk
  • HEB breakfast sausage
  • Tillamook sliced medium cheddar
  • TIllamook shredded cheddar
  • HEB sour cream
  • Organic half and half (I’m trying to move back to this from the creamer but it’s hard)
  • Cage free egg whites (mainly for adding protein to oatmeal)
  • Melt dairy free “butter” (Ethan is lactose intolerant)
  • 2 boxes whole wheat and flax waffles (one is mini, the other is regular)
  • 3 dozen Farmhouse cage free eggs

  • HEB pita chips
  • 2 loaves HEB essential grains bread
  • HEB flour tortillas
  • HEB whole wheat tortillas

These are all processed, but like I said, we won’t be 100% non-processed.  Trying to find a balance.

  • 2 containers of free range organic chicken broth
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Sugar in the raw
  • Kodiak cakes power cakes
  • HEB Mac N Cheese (yes, processed)

  • 2 packages organic fruit
  • Coconut oil spray
  • 2 packages apple sauce
  • Annie’s cocoa bunnies cereal
  • Lara bars
  • Pure via liquid stevia
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Decaf (water processed) coffee

  • Tera’s Whey grass fed protein powder
  • Everyone kids soap
  • Variety natural travel products for the kids during camp (I ordered some Kirk’s Castile bar soap for the boys)

  • Seventh Generation toilet paper
  • Lemi-Shine dish washer booster
  • Lemi-Shine laundry detergent
  • New Chapter Whole Mega fish oil
  • Toms toothpaste for kids and for us (I buy the fluoride kind because I feel it’s important. I will buy toothpaste on Grove next time.)

From Grove I ordered:

Household Products (the Meyers products were all Lavender scented)

Personal Care products

On Amazon I ordered these because I forgot to buy travel sized stuff for Levi (this is his first year of camp and I forgot haha).  I bought enough Kirk’s to make homemade laundry detergent if I choose to later.

I’m the nerd that finds this all really fun.  When I used natural products several years ago, there weren’t as many options.  They are pretty much everywhere now, which is so nice.  And they aren’t as expensive as they once were either!

Anyway… I need to go clean.  Here I go!  Have a great Sunday!

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