I did it! I spent exactly $40.00 at the grocery store (regular store–not Whole Foods sadly) and I think I got everything I needed for the week. Sorry there’s no picture though! I feel a little under the weather…don’t know if its my allergies or if I’m getting sick but I just sort of threw everything away and came in to lay down on my bed and blog. I’ll give you a little brief though on what all I bought:
red bell pepper
tofurky (yes, publix carries tofurky! How wonderful!)
boneless/skinless canned salmon
lite soy milk (wanted hemp milk but of course my regular store didn’t carry it or almond milk…so soy it was)
Quaker multigrain hot cereal
all natural montery jack slices
Kashi Happy Trail cookies
chocolate peanut butter clif bar
….I think that’s all of it! I couldn’t believe I got that much food for only $40.00. I missed shopping at Whole Foods, but I gotta do what I gotta do I guess. And I knew that going out to my fancy dinner Saturday night was going to set me back monetarily for the week and cut into my grocery money, but it was worth it and I just had to sacrifice a little bit on what all I “wanted” and what I actually needed at the store.
Before I left Tampa I went on a nice 40 minute run along the bay. It was gorgeous and felt wonderful. After that, I met my mom for lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. I love this place and always order the same thing. Half of the Mediterranean salad (dressing on the side) and a cup of the vegetarian barley smashed pea soup. The salad was great—-it had a little bit of hummus underneath all the lettuce and the two pita wedges were chewy and hot. You should really try this salad next time you go; it’s my favorite for sure! A few minutes ago I made a fruit bowl as a snack to help boost my immune system, if in case I am coming down with something. I used watermelon and a kiwi and it tasted just like summer!