๐Ÿ›’ FRUGAL FOOD FINDS HEALTHY GROCERY HAUL – KROGER

THINGS DISCUSSED IN THE VIDEO:

Chick-fil-A Market Salad Copycat recipes:
https://dinnerthendessert.com/chick-fil-a-market-salad

https://www.housewifelike.com/chick-fil-a-market-salad-copycat-with-apple-cider-vinaigrette-gluten-free

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Aloha Striped Peppers
https://blog.blueapron.com/aloha-peppers

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Applegate Mediterranean Meatballs
https://applegate.com/products/well-carved-organic-mediterranean-style-meatball

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Skinny Latino Marinade
https://www.anaq.com/pages/shop-skinny-latina

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The New Primal Mustard BBQ Sauce
https://thenewprimal.com/products/mustard-bbq-sauce-whole30-approved-1-pack-bundle-only

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๐Ÿซ’ MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE | ๐Ÿท PORK TENDERLOIN & BROCCOLI CRUNCH SALAD

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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๐Ÿซ’ MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATE
โ–ช๏ธ Smoked Salmon
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Dolma – Stuffed Grape Leaves
โ–ช๏ธ Moroccan Tomato & Pepper Couscous
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Salad Kit

๐ŸŒ€ INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method
~ Rinse Couscous
1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1ยผcups liquid.
[I like to use a stock but you can just use water]
Cook 5min on High Pressure + Quick Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 667

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๐Ÿท PORK TENDERLOIN & BROCCOLI CRUNCH SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Pork Tenderloin
โ–ช๏ธ San*J Orange Sauce

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 12min

โ–ช๏ธ Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Salad Kit
โ–ช๏ธ Goat Cheese Crumbles
โ–ช๏ธ Pickled Red Cabbage & Apple

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 530

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Loaf Slice [ALDI]
โ–ช๏ธ Italian Ice Pop
โ–ช๏ธ Strawberries

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 249

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

๐Ÿ›’ FRUGAL FINDS GROCERY HAUL ๐Ÿ›’

KROGER HEALTHY HAUL – JANUARY 2022 This was a big restock shop as I haven’t been out in about 3ยฝ weeks. 80% or so of my daily meals are from fruit/veg/lean protein so this will last about 3-4 weeks. #eattherainbow

๐ŸŽ PRODUCE STORAGE NOTES:
โ–ช๏ธCELERY TIP: Wrap tightly in foil to store
Keep away from the back of the fridge – stays crisp for weeks
โ–ช๏ธAVOCADO TIP: Store in the veggie drawer to slow ripening – set out to ripen gradually or put in a paper bag to fast ripen
โ–ช๏ธGREENS TIP: Trim the stalks and store in a zip lock bag or airtight container with paper towels to absorb any condensation
โ–ช๏ธLEMON/LIME JUICE TIP: Freeze fresh squeezed juice in ice cube trays (with some zest if you want) to store. The flavor deteriorates after 24hrs if just refrigerated
โ–ช๏ธARTICHOKE TIP: Cook in the Instant Pot for 20min… Perfect!

https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-whole-steamed-artichokes

โ–ช๏ธGREEN BEANS TIP: Store in a breathable bag on paper towels to absorb excess moisture
โ–ช๏ธBERRY TIP: Store in glass jars with a paper towel in the bottom
โ–ช๏ธBANANA TIP: Buy greener bananas and wrap the stem ends in plastic wrap
โ–ช๏ธFRESH HERBS TIP: Trim the ends like you would cut flowers and store in the fridge in a glass with some water

โ–ช๏ธDESEEDING POMEGRANATES: https://thequeenofdelicious.com/en/how-to-deseed-a-pomegranate-3-easy-methods

MEAL IDEAS:
โ–ช๏ธPub Style Split Pea Soup w Beer Bread
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pressure-cooker-english-pub-split-pea-soup
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/beer-bread
โ–ช๏ธLemon Parmesan Chicken Wings
https://dinnerthendessert.com/lemon-parmesan-chicken-wings
โ–ช๏ธInstant Pot Zuppa Toscana (OG Copycat)
https://damndelicious.net/2018/03/03/instant-pot-olive-garden-zuppa-toscana-copycat
โ–ช๏ธ Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Bowls
https://www.modernhoney.com/greek-yogurt-breakfast-bowls-toppings
โ–ช๏ธAvocado Toast
https://www.loveandlemons.com/avocado-toast-recipe
โ–ช๏ธPina Colada Shrimp
https://www.food.com/recipe/pina-colada-shrimp-514156
โ–ช๏ธ Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans w Lemon Aioli
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/m/recipe/prosciutto-wrapped-haricots.html
โ–ช๏ธBrussel Sprout & Pomegranate Salad
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/brussels-sprout-salad
โ–ช๏ธInstant Pot Cornish Hens
https://www.melaniecooks.com/instant-pot-cornish-hens/17766
โ–ช๏ธInstant Pot Chicken Stock
https://natashaskitchen.com/chicken-stock-chicken-bone-broth
โ–ช๏ธCreamy Mushroom Pork Chops
https://thecozycook.com/mushroom-pork-chops
โ–ช๏ธInstant Pot Garlic Butter Lobster Tails
https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/instant-pot-lobster-tails

๐Ÿ’ซ 30 Days of INTUITIVE EATING – DAY 11

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
Just Eat June – 30 Days of Intuitive Eating
[No Tracking/Calories/Measuring]

DAY 11
I had to go back into town today to finish with the DMV (which we know is always fun) and get my new phone sorted out…. Yay new phone! [Samsung S21 Ultra]

This took an expectedly long time + I stopped at Kroger to see if they had anything interesting on sale, which they did, and then I grabbed a Subway sammich for the first time in years.

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๐Ÿฅฃ LATE LATE BRUNCH
Subway 6″ Italian BMT
Pipcorns Cheese Balls

First time I’ve had Subway in like 4yrs and the Pipcorns are a new product from Misfits Market – preservative free little cheese balls. They were okay, but I wouldn’t buy again.

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๐Ÿ” DINNER
My plan was to do a Ramen bowl but I had brunch at like 5.30 and just didn’t feel like anything later… Ramen tomorrow ๐Ÿœ

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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
Green D’Anjou Pear (Misfits Market)

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๐Ÿณ WEIGHT
(Weigh In Day)
242.6lbs

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INTUITIVE EATING CHALLENGE BASIC GUIDELINES
โ–ช๏ธ No tracking, weighing, measuring foods
โ–ช๏ธ Eat when actually hungry (no eating just to meet caloric target)

EXTRA GUIDELINES
โ–ช๏ธ Eat as I normally would (whole food focus) allowing for additional things I may not usually pay the points for out of principle ๐Ÿ˜

โ–ช๏ธ Make first meal of the day the largest (in case I don’t feel like eating in the evening)

โ–ช๏ธ Prep salad toppings for ease of putting together a Superfood Salad + protein for dinner 5 nights / week

โ–ช๏ธ Continue to weigh daily to track inflammation and record on #fearlessfridays

โ–ช๏ธ Check, check and double check all food labels before using any packaged products including raw meats and frozen vegetables

FRUGAL FOOD FINDS – INTERNATIONAL EDITION

I drove to VA to my closest international market in hopes of finding some cool stuff for the Bento boxes I posted about and to get a few ingredients for upcoming recipes.

Sadly, they do not sell bento supplies (so I ordered on Amazon) but I did get a bunch of other stuff.

If you are interested in Asian cooking – or just seeing what other people buy ๐Ÿ˜‚ have a look…. Everything is explained in the video…