Here are 10 things that are always in my shopping cart weekly:

1. spinach

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2. almond milk
The kids drink this and I use this in place of milk for everything

3. bananas
For smoothies and snacks!

4. apples
With lunch daily!

5. almond butter
“PB&J”, baked goods, pancakes

6. frozen berries

7. avocados
Lunch on toast or with a veggie burger many days!

8. applegate honey roasted turkey
Lunch for the kids!

9. broccoli

10. beans
Hummus, dinners, sides.

What’s in yours?

I usually make bread, and buy coconut oil, peanut butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds and chia seeds, and nuts in bulk. I also tend to buy whatever produce is in season weekly. I’m excited for summer berries and produce!

My grocery spending has gone up with the purchase of organic nuts and nut butters, and this month I’m already over my budget with 11 days to go. I’ve visited the grocery store 10 times in 18 days 🙁  I am trying to use what I have frozen and in the pantry to make up this week’s meal plan.  Next month and for the summer, I am considering having Door to Door organics delivered for fresh produce to see if it helps keep the grocery bill down.

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Meal plan week 4/20 Happy Boston Marathon Monday! Such great memories of that race!

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Sunday: spiralized zucchini with salmon (frozen)
Monday: eggs are hatching at the kids school this night so warm up frozen pizza!
Tuesday: dairy free mac and cheese casserole with broccoli
Wednesday: fish tacos with mahi mahi and corn fritters
Thursday: rice and sauteed kidney beans
Friday: english muffin pizzas or easy!
Saturday: go out to eat or wing it

Today – 33 weeks! Getting there!

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I have been sleeping fine but many mornings when 4am hits I am wide awake and can’t get back to sleep!
I am pretty positive I’m bigger now than when I delivered any of the other kids. I feel like a house!
I have been able to consistently make it to the gym in the morning which feels great!

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“Early risers really do have a distinct advantage when it comes to mental clarity, acuity and energy.”
Loved this quote another mom posted on FB. I always notice the sun coming up with all the colors when I’m at the gym and just stare at it!  Good way to start the day 🙂

Lots of tabatas and short spurts of cardio this week. Just trying to keep moving! What’s on your meal plan this week?

WOD: Balls to the Wall – Blonde Ponytail. I tabata-ed each move, skipping #2 and 7 with a mile warmup and mile cooldown

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  1. I’m impressed that you have a $500 grocery budget to start with! I have the same sized family as you with kids of similar ages and we have already spent $830 on groceries this month. I only started to track spending last month and it has been a huge eye opener for me.

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