Nick

Kara

2.03.2010

Saving on shopping!

I had my first grocery trip of the month on Monday - now I was also buying things for Nick's party this weekend, but it was around the same amount that I normally spend. Before I went, I went through every item on my list and went to see if I could find an online coupon or had one from the store. I also looked at the circular so I knew what was on sale.
Some great sites that I found were:

Coupons.com
Smartsource.com

I saved $15 in coupons! My grocery store also doubles coupons up to a dollar so this was great!

Meal planning week 2 is going well! This week looks like:

Monday: Tofu w/ green beans and potatoes
Tuesday: Spinach Artichoke Quiche with black beans and tomato sauce
Wednesday: Turkey Burger (Bill), black bean sliders (me and Nick) with bulgar
Thursday: Salmon and leftover black bean sliders
Friday: Pita pizzas!
Saturday: Nick's birthday party food
Sunday: leftovers

I've added nutritional yeast to my egg white omelet (decent) and a scoop to tonight's sliders.
It reminds me of the cheese popcorn you get in a big tin.

As far as my challenge, I'm still struggling on my veggies and fruits. If I were not pregnant, I don't think it would be as bad a problem - I'm definitely just not into them !! If I hit a salad bar I think I would do a better job though.

My ankle and knee are just two sore spots that I am keeping my eye on and need strengthening!
Today's swim was great because not many people went out in the 1-2 inches of snow that arrived through the night. I had a really good 2700 yds!

I'm considering the switch over to wordpress. Anyone have advice? So far, I just really do not find it user friendly.

9 comments:

  1. Nice work with meal planning. I got to get better about this!

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  2. That is wonderful that you saved so much! I was just looking at redplum.com to see if I can start cutting coupons. I know it could save so much :-)

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  3. I cut coupons every Sunday but never thought about checking on line. I'll have to do that!

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  4. i love getting the target coupon books in the mail. i have their credit card and each month i get a book! if i think of it, i'll email you the next time i get it and i will send u the baby ones!

    im not sure what your asking about wordpress... shoot me an email because im confused. :)

    xoxo

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  5. Way to go saving moolah! I love that your store matches coupons!

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  6. Koodos to you on the coupons! I am definitely going to check out those sites! I love trying to save on groceries but coupons are my weakness!

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  7. Wordpress is awesome and it was so easy to switch. I'll try to find an article for you about how much easier it is on WP.

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  8. Good for you for meal planning! I've beenplanning 3 meals a week and just making whatever on the other nights. It takes a lot of work and...I'm so freaking indecisive! And, I HATED veggies basically my entire pregnancy. Barely ate any and I used to be a salad kind of gal (still haven't gotten it back...I love my sammies!).

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  9. I am soooo bad about coupons - I think I need to suck it up and use them!
    Have a great party on Saturday!! I can't believe he is 1!!! :)
    P.S. DON'T go to wordpress! It doesn't always show up in my google reader :( I would hate to loose you!

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