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      For anyone wondering why my grocery bill is so low… I’ve been making big batch meals (some call it OAMC), portioning up into containers and freezing. Each weekend I make a new breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal.

      Most of my fruits and veggies are free or very cheap at the Farmer’s Market. Today, I made coconut granola (spent $.89 on dried cranberries as everything else was in the cupboard). I spent a whole dollar on watermelon for snacksgiggle smiley

      In addition, it cost me $2 to get the ingredients for the chicken/cheese wrap (had enough grilled chicken breast in the freezer to make two wraps). Finally, it cost all of $2.97 to make stuffed shells and garlic bread since I had all the ingredients on hand to make the sauce and bread…only had to buy two boxes of shells and a container of ricotta! Hmmm…looks like I’m on an Italian kick!

      Sunday – honey-wheat bagel with cream cheese
      Monday – cranberry/pistachio biscotti with coffee
      Tuesday – double-chocolate muffin
      Wednesday – French toast and syrup
      Thursday – granola
      Friday – pancakes and syrup
      Saturday – honey-wheat bagel with cream cheese
      Total – $.89

      Trail mix
      Triscuits and pepper-jack cheese
      Total — $1

      Sunday – chicken and Colby cheese wrap
      Monday – fudge bar
      Tuesday – strawberry-yogurt bar
      Wednesday – fudge bar
      Thursday – avocado, chickpea, and tuna salad over greens
      Friday – chicken and Colby cheese wrap
      Saturday – fudge bar
      Total — $2

      Sunday – chicken parmesan, spaghetti, and California blend veggies…$0
      Monday – spinach lasagna…$0
      Tuesday – three-cheese ravioli with green peas…$0
      Wednesday – stuffed shells with garlic bread and salad…$2.97
      Thursday – Sunday’s leftovers…$0
      Friday – Monday’s leftovers…$0
      Saturday – Tuesday’s leftovers…$0
      Total — $2.97

      Total for the week — $6.86
      Sandwich smilie

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