Merfy-Lou's Musings

Week 1 Costs

I know Alaska is stupidly expensive, but I thought I’d share what I bought.  Things on my menu that I still need to pick up include bacon (maybe), Aidelle’s Sausages, a whole chicken and coconut aminos.  I found aminos, as a soy sauce substitute, but it was made from soybeans?  I’m confused.

4.19 Fish Sauce (Will be able to use for many meals)
5.39 Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother – not on  my list, but I’ve been reading about all it’s benefits
1.69 Tomatoes crushed
1.69 Tomatoes diced
2.26 Cashews 0.17lb
8.33 Macadamia Nuts 0.49lb
4.99 Ground Pork (1 lb)
5.76 Chicken Thighs (99 cents/lb)
2.28 Spinach
4.50 Frozen blueberries
4.76 Broccoli (2.08lbs)
6.69 Cauliflower (2.92 lbs)
1.59 Mushrooms (.41 lbs)
1.88 Celery (1.58 lbs)
1.29 Frozen Spinach
3.99 Brussels Sprouts
4.99 Peppers (24 oz)
4.99 Turkey slices
0.22 Jalepenos
3.54 Sweet Potatoes (2)
1.25 Zucchini (1.49/lb)
4.50 Avocados (1.50 each)
0.69 Lime
1.89 Baby Carrots
2.58 Bell Peppers
1.08 Tomatoes on the vine
3.00 Pineapple
3.91 Cantaloupe

Total for the week: $98.40

Hopefully I have a ton of left overs.  Items this list doesn’t include is the $10 for the 5 dozen eggs or other basics already in the kitchen.



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Whole 30 Plan: Week 1 Plan

As some of you may know, I’m taking the Whole 30 challenge.  I’m doing it while B is gone for 2 weeks to get a start on it.

Since I’m eating by myself, and I don’t like being married to the kitchen, I can eat the same thing more than once, only cooking once.  Here’s my plan for week one:

Blueberry and Egg Tortilla
Minestrone Soup
Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs and Roasted Veggies

Blueberry and Egg Tortilla
Minestrone Soup
Easy Peasy Chicken Thighs and Roasted Veggies

Egg Muffins (Possibly Jule’s Fuel or Everyday Paleo or just my own concoction)
Turkey BLTA roll-ups
Crockpot Roasted Chicken (or my own concoction of spices) and Sweet Potato Fries

Egg Muffins
Leftover roasted chicken and fries
Paleo Taco Soup (using leftover chicken instead of ground meat)

Egg Muffins
Leftover taco soup
Chicken Stirfry and Fried Cauli-rice