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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 [4], 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.

Albertsons Trip:

[5]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.

Sprouts Shopping:

[6]Sprouts is a health food store, much like Henry’s or Whole Foods. They usually have fantastic deals on produce and bulk items, so I stocked up on those things.

blueberries $0.99
tomatoes $0.88/lb
apples $0.88/lb
grapes $0.88/lb
green beans $0.88/lb
cukes $0.50 each
lettuce $0.50/head
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 [7].

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 [8] and a piece of real fish.

Music to a mother’s ears….

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