I’m sorry I didn’t get to post my grocery list yesterday. I forgot my Kroger receipt and then today I couldn’t find my Walmart receipt! However, I was able to remember what I bought there but I don’t know what the prices were. I feel good about the purchases I made. You might notice that there isn’t any meat listed. I had a bag and 1/2 of Tyson grilled chicken breasts in my freezer. I’m eating that first!! You’ll also notice that a can of almonds cost $2.99 which isn’t too expensive but still not some thing I just want to throw away or rather I should say “roll away”.

Ok so picture with me, if you will, it’s last Thursday night. You just return to your apartment for the first time all day and it’s 11pm at night. You’ve been to the grocery store and your mind says that you really need to take 3 trips to unload the groceries. However, you heart says you’re tired and you can get it all in 2 trips besides you just spied a HUGE reusable bag in your car that will help as well. So you pack it all in. Have your keys and diet coke in one hand then all the groceries plus your purse on the other. You start walking towards the front door of your building. As you walk across the wooden walkway and prepare to take the 4 steps down to the door you realize something falls out of one of your bags. It’s the can of toasted coconut almonds. You freeze and watch it roll.down.all.four.stairs! You realize you are holding your breath because it could roll off the walkway on the ground below which is about 10 feet down. Much to your dismay it does indeed roll over the balcony. Dejected you go to take your first step down and the next thing you know you are sitting on your backside on the bottom step. Your diet coke is still upright but you are completely thrown for a loop. You pause over the relief that no one is around only to realize your neighbor is jumping out of his car to check on you. After assuring him you are fine (even though your bum and everything is stinging) he leaves you alone all the while knowing the real reason for kindly rejecting his offer of help is because you have almonds to retrieve and you don’t want him seeing that can of deliciousness in case he were to grab it for himself! I mean they cost $3! $3!!! So after you make 3 trips back and forth, up and down the stairs you grab your mace and your phone. You then proceed to climb down the hill retrieve your precious almonds, clutch them tightly to your chest, climb back up the hill, head into your apartment and call it a night. =)

Below is my grocery list. I hope it helps. I’ll share more this week about what I’ve been eating and how it’s going.

Blessings …

– Melody

ItemPriceAmount - Net Carbs
Ole’ Xtreme Wellness Wrap
Whole wheat
$2.89 ea1pkg 5/per wrap
Kroger CarbMaster Yogurt $.40ea (or 10/$40)20 4/ea.
(I knew these would be a go-to for me with snacks, lunches, breakfast and dessert.)
JIF Natural PB$2.89 ea2 jars 6/2 tbsps
(I wanted to be able to keep one at work and one at home!)
Healthy Life Whole Wheat Bread$2.29 ea1pkg 4/per slice
Simple Truth/Cage Free/Omega 3 eggs$2.89 ea2 cartons 0!!!
Kroger Pre-cooked Turkey Sausage Patties$2.50 ea (2/$5 deal)2pkgs 1/2patties
Oscar Meyer Bacon (Nitrite Free)$5.49 ea1pkg 0!!!
Nature Valley Protein Bars$3.89 ea3pkgs 9/per bar
(I knew these would work for a snack or lunch on a run or when I needed something “sweet”)
Blue Diamond Almonds$2.99 ea3 cans 28/2 total
28/4 total
Tender Spinach$2.991pkg 0/1 cup
Annie’s Balsamic Vin Dressing$3.091 bottle 2/2tbsp
Frozen Broccoli
Green Beans
$1.00(part of a 10/$10)
1pkg Not sure
2pkgs Not sure
1pkg Not sure
Yellow Squash$2.29 (4 per pkg)1pkg 2.9/1 cup
Kroger CarbMaster Milk$3.991 carton 3/8ozs
Daisy Cottage Cheese$2.692 cartons Not sure
Kroger Shredded Mild Cheddar$2.391pkg 0/1/4 cup
Kroger String Cheese$8.99 (the big bag!)1pkg 0/per stick
(I LOVE cheese so I knew this would serve me better)
Kroger Lime Juice & Lemon Juice$1.59 ea2 bottles 0/2tbsp
Kroger Heavy Whipping Cream$2.291 carton Not sure
Kroger Olive Oil$7.99 (medium size bottle)1 bottle 0/1tbsp
Kroger Lite Miracle Whip$2.991 jar 2/2tbsp
Splenda Sweetner$6.99 (large bag)1 bag 0!!!
ItemPriceAmount - Net Carbs
Peter Pan Natural Crunchy PBSee missing receipt if you can find it! =)1jar 4/2tbsp
(it’s my favorite, e coli scare & all, and thought it was discontinued)
Ole Xtreme Wellness Spinach &
Whole wheat
2pkgs 5/per wrap
1 spinach & 1 whole wheat
Strawberries1 carton .6/ea
Diet Rite Cola flavored12pk 0/per can
Pecans (still in shell)1pkg 11/1 carb
Blue Diamond Dark Choc Almonds$7.99 (some prices just stand out in your memory!)1pkg 24/4 carbs
Pork Rinds (BBQ & Original)2 bags 0
4 pk of tuna (in water)1 pack 0/per can
Atkins Advantage Shakes/Dark Choc Royale1 pk/4 cans 2/per can
(You have to realy watch these and do not believe what they claim the net carbs are. They subtract the sugar alcohol from the total carbs which you can't do!)