Can you really put a price on your family’s nutrition? Yes. Yes, you can. The price is $220.64.
In the days leading up to our journey detox, Mike and I emptied the fridge and pantry of anything made in a plant instead of grown on one.
I tossed an impressive FOUR tall kitchen bags worth of half-eaten junk and assembled anything donation-worthy in bags to be taken to interchurch.
The longer those bags sit on my laundry room countertop, the more likely their contents will end up back on my shelves. I MUST get rid of them tomorrow.
To restock our kitchen, we dropped some mad cash at Kroger on fresh finds with this Daniel Plan rule: five pronounceable ingredients or less.
A tip to save you time: most of this stuff is found along the outside edges of the grocery store. The aisles are filled with a whole lot of nasty.
I truly love Rick Warren’s method – but finding fresh, organic produce in Mount Vernon, Ohio in early March is quite the budget buster. I said I wanted us to be healthy. And I still do. But whoa.
We are a tiny family of three — and my little Bella eats like a bird, anyway. I’ve never been stingy in the grocery department, but $220.64 for one week’s worth of healthy groceries is much more than I’ve ever budgeted for.
I’m praying things will even out when we’re not buying quinoa, flax and chia seeds and organic peanut butter in bulk and a few spring and summer selections come into season. In the mean time, I’m swallowing hard, getting my money’s worth by savoring every bite, and seriously considering a garden this spring.
On the flip side, here are some crazy-good meals we’ve been enjoying this week! Doesn’t feel much like deprivation or fasting to me!