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Grocery Geek Presents: Good. Cheap. Eats
Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 16, 2010 @ 3:13 pm In Grocery Geek | 15 Comments
Since my recent reading of In Defense of Food , it’s been difficult to walk through the grocery store, filled with boxes of food products that may or may not be that good for us. I really want to feed my family more home-made meals with fewer processed foods, but man, that is tough. I love me some convenience items.
That said, I made some baby steps in what I hope are some improvements in my shopping all the while still saving money.
I had three double coupons that were about to expire so I used them on three boxes of Kashi. The cereal was on sale for $2.99, and I had $1.50 coupons. After the doubling, I paid $0.50 for each box. I also had $1 coupons for Oroweat bread and got three loaves for $1.50 each. Finally, strawberries were on sale for $0.99. I bought a few other items like milk and eggs, but they weren’t any screaming deals.
green beans $0.88/lb
cukes $0.50 each
quick oats $0.50/lb
It has been a fun ride, this healthier eating thing. I still love convenience, but I’m learning to make more of it myself .
Interestingly enough, even though we’re making baby steps, our tastes are already changing. The other day, the kids and I had tater tots and fish sticks. And they didn’t really like them as well as they used to. Their taste buds would now prefer a real potato  and a piece of real fish.
Music to a mother’s ears….
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