Since I no longer have a Cosco membership (just too expensive for the small amount of food I buy), I have had to adjust my previous grocery shopping habits. I have been going to Fairway or Waldbaums or my local neighborhood stores. It's sometimes frustrating how one store has better bananas than another store or better green peppers; also, the price differential can sometimes be almost staggering.
To see how I plan my meals with these foods and others in my pantry, check out my weekly meal plan. _______________________________________________
Fruit/Vegetable - Fairway's produce is expensive; even non-organic produce.
Basically, I bought:
- fresh parsley,
- a small amount of loose spinach (they recently raised the price a whole dollar)
- 1 small container each of raspberries and blueberries (they do tend to have decent prices on berries)
- 2 grapefruit
- 3 oranges
- Bag of baby carrots
- Fairway's organic nonfat milk
- Fairway's large, omega-3 eggs (cage-free is too darn expensive, and not guaranteed to be truly cage-free [in the true sense of how we humans would interpret living and working in a cage-free environment for ourselves]) - sounds so silly, but...
- Amy's Texas Veggie Burger
- Amy's Whole Meal Cheese Enchilada
- Almond Milk
- Organic instant oatmeal
- Almond-stuffed olives (a small amount; they also raised the price by a whole dollar last year) - what happened to $.25 price increases?
- Marshmallows - I had bought graham crackers at Waldbaums and have mini chocolate chips that I wanted to make s'mores with.
I generally buy double the amount of groceries at Fairway, but I was there 3 weeks ago and also went to Waldbaums last week; so I'm good for a couple of weeks, except for produce replenishment.
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