weekly grocery haul: 01/21

After doing the generalized version of my weekly grocery haul a week ago, I thought making a more specific one each and every week would be ideal. Here, I'll let you in on what it exactly is that I am buying each week. Before we get to this week's list, here are somethings I consider when making my weekly purchases:

Sometimes I have recipes planned (like last week), and other times, I just wing it, and hope that if I do find recipes that I want to use that day, that I have the ingredients. Along with this, other things I consider are:

  • what's on sale
  • what's in season
  • what pairs well with what I already have on-hand

I typically try to get grocery shopping out of the way on Sunday's, and then have the hubby do a mid-week replenish for the things we've run out of. For these, there really is no variation, it's typically:

  • bananas
  • frozen fruit
  • almond milk (occasionally)
  • other fresh produce
  • sometimes peanut butter and juice for smoothies

And now I will get to what we've purchased for the week of January 21st. (Note: this one will not demonstrate a typical week because the hubby and I are both leaving on Thursday for the weekend (he gets back on Sunday and I get back on Monday) so it's a little lighter than we'd normally do.)


  • box of organic baby spinach
  • 1 head of kale
  • 2lb bag of organic carrots
  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 3lb bag yellow potatoes
  • carton of organic baby portabella mushrooms
  • 4 avocados
  • 7 large organic bananas
  • 5 navel oranges


  • 1 Big 16 loaf of bread
  • 1.89L carton of almond milk
  • 2 Amy's black bean burritos
  • Kiju 1L orange mango
  • 1 box low-sodium veggie bouillon cubes
  • Earth Balance organic whipped
  • Frozen organic wild blueberries
  • Nature's Path peanut choco granola bars (5 in a box)
  • 1 can of organic black beans
  • 1 small container of organic popcorn kernels
  • 453g bag of wheat germ
  • 2 spritzer beverages
  • 1 can of Amy's veggie lentil soup


  • medium salsa
  • tofu burgers (4 in a pack)
  • 1 package of organic extra-firm tofu

And there you have it!


Before I go, even though last week's post was general, it pretty much encompassed what I actually did purchase last week, and I just wanted to show what that food was able to make. Plus, I actually meal-planned (just the order got mixed up than what the board says) ;).

SUNDAY - Chipotle's recreation.


MONDAY - Curried quinoa stuffed squash + pasta salad (for lunches)


TUESDAY - Leftover red lentil soup (lazy night because of night class).

WEDNESDAY - Lentil stew.


THURSDAY - Roasted sweet potatoes, roasted potatoes with mushroom and onions, and sauteed kale.

FRIDAY - Linguine in spicy pb sauce.


SATURDAY - Rice paper tofu wraps.


SUNDAY - Butternut squash and red lentil soup with kale.


Did you meal plan this week?