What’s in my grocery bag
Since I decided to eat Pescetarian for the month (just vegetables and fish – no meat!), I decided to show you what I’ve been buying to eat!
Over the weekend I went shopping, and spent $31.77 on groceries:
The food pictured above will last me a week (except for the yogurt and shrimp, which will last me 2 weeks).
Produce (Asian grocery store) – $20.78
– Baby bok choy
– Yellow onion
– Green grapes
– Orange pepper
– Kale (2 bunches)
Safeway – $10.99
– Frozen shrimp
– Yogurt (8 cups)
I purchase most of my produce from a local Asian grocery store, and if I only have a few other things to pick up, I’ll go to Safeway. But for bigger shopping trips when I need to stock up on bulk items (like pasta, rice, quinoa, frozen fruit, etc.) I’ll go to Superstore.
As for the yogurt, I like to put a few tablespoons in my morning fruit smoothies because I find it helps with the consistency. I normally buy a tub of yogurt, instead of individual cups, but this week it was cheaper to buy the cups. :)
Here are the meals I’ll likely make from this grocery trip:
- Pan fried eggplant (this is just delicious by itself)
- Chinese stir fry (with zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and baby bok choy over rice)
- Udon noodles (with baby bok choy, mushrooms, onion)
- Stuffed pepper (with veggie ground round that I already have, onion, and spices)
- Vietnamese salad rolls (shrimp, vermicelli noodles, rice wraps, and my special spicy peanut sauce)
Snacks will be kale chips, bananas, and green grapes.
As for eating pescetarian, it hasn’t been that hard of an adjustment for me, but I think it has been for Nic. Whenever we cook food together, I know I have to add in some fish – or he cooks meat separately. It took me 8 days to finally crave the taste of meat. Management at the office brought in pizza for everyone, and I was a little bit sad eating my cheese pizza, while the meat toppings smelled so good. :) But if I’m cooking at home, I can control everything and I’m fine.
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.