In My Cart [II]

Thanks for stopping by to check out the second post in my series, ‘In My Cart’!

This week was a little more expensive than usual because we did our bi-monthly bulk buy at Sam’s Club over the weekend.

The total will only be for the food I plan on eating. We bought food for Derrick before he leaves, and household items we were low, on making the total over double what I would have spent on my own meals.

Below I have posted what I bought this week, the cost, and my weekly menu;


Since we were in Bismarck for the better part of Sunday I wanted to be able to throw everything I needed for breakfast and lunch for the week in the oven and be done with it.

The Breakdown-

Breakfast: Egg Whites + Turkey Bacon + Tortilla

Lunch: Baked Chicken Breast + Baked Brussels Sprouts + Quinoa

Snack: Blueberries / Banana / Strawberries / Grapefruit / Trail mix…I  like to mix it up!

Dinner: Grilled Chicken / Salmon + Brussels Sprouts / Green Beans + Rice [depending on the night and what Derrick wants]

In my cart-

  1. 5 Packages of raw Brussels Sprouts
  2. 1 Package of Green Beans
  3. 1 Carton of Strawberries
  4. 1 Carton of Blueberries
  5. 1 Carton of Organic Eggs
  6. 2 Bags of frozen Salmon
  7. 1 Bag of Quinoa
  8. 1 Jar of Nutella
  9. 1 Round of Bree [I have a legit Bree addiction…I cannot live without it!]
  10. 1 Bag of Grapefruits
  11. 1 Bag of Trail Mix
  12. 4 Bananas [not pictured]
  13. 5 Lemons [not pictured]

Because Derrick works away from home for weeks at a time, some of the items in the cart were for him and not included in the list above. I won’t include their cost as well, as they are not part of my diet!

This cost around $90.00 and I have plenty of Brussels Sprouts to freeze and bake in the future. I always have a ton of lemons to put in water, squeeze for fresh dressings, or cook with. Its the easiest, and healthiest, seasoning!

I baked the chicken and Brussels Sprouts in the oven with light seasoning and olive oil and cooked the Quinoa on the stove. I portioned my meals for the week in easy to grab containers and planned on waking up with enough to time scramble some eggs before heading out the door.

 Total  Cost = $90.00

Total Cook Time (shopping not included) = Less than an hour as I only prepped my lunches!

I hope you all have had a healthful week so far!

What do you do to set yourself up to have a healthy week?


  1. Your cart is a work of art and I’m sure your tummy loves what you did with all of this. It’s summer, so now I buy almost everything at farmers’ markets right at the foyer of the bigger supermarkets. It’s great to have these options and I kind of like dirt on my veggies when I’m purchasing. x

    1. Thank you! Goodness I miss farmers markets…it’s still to early in the season for us up here and even then there isn’t much for markets in the town I live in. So disappointing considering I lived off fresh market produce for years! I agree, a little dirt on my food is the way I like it too. Thanks for the comment!

  2. All of this looks delicious! I wish our store had better options for salmon. I’d love to include it more often. Also, I think I’ve only tried bree once. That’s gonna have to change!

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