Hallelujah! I finally went to the grocery store this afternoon so my kitchen is not looking so sparse like last week. Hopefully, my budget will like me a little bit better as well. Grabbing lunches out can definitely add up, but even so, wow, the price of groceries, like everything else, continues to rise!
I bought the basics–fruit, veggies, milk, eggs, yogurt, bread, chicken and a few healthy mid-day work snacks (dried apricots and banana chips to supplement the almonds, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries I already have in my pantry), and I did need a treat so I made some Funfetti cookies that I’ll take tomorrow to the kids I tutor (I just learned yesterday that you can make cookies out of cake mix…guess I’ve been living in a hole! They are oh so yummy.) My chicken and long grain wild rice casserole is cooked so I have lunch for the next few days as well.
With the busy lives we all lead, making time to cook can sometimes be a stretch but going into my week with a kitchen full of wholesome foods brings a smile to my face. A happy tummy is a happy heart.
On Saturday I did a light three-mile jog to ensure my muscles didn’t cramp, rested today, and tomorrow morning is week two of boot camp! And I plan to start off the morning with a whole wheat waffle topped with a spoonful of peanut butter.