SOO today I went shopping for the 2nd time .. trying to follow the 5 ingredients or under rule.. Although with the research I have done I kinda know what I can and cant buy .. But was sadden as I stood there and twice i had to rethink a meal due to one of the main ingredients was loaded with unpronounceable stuff… Also after I darken two stores (with 3 kids in tow) I wasn’t able to find any organic chicken.. so I looked for all natural tyson (NOT MY FAVE but will do in a bind) neither store had either.. had to do frozen chicken..–kinda grossed out!:(
Soo here is my 5 and below picture!!
Soo excited to see Publix had a deal on Deli meat.. 1/2 lb of turkey, 1/2 lb of ham & 1/2 lb of cheese ALL Boars head for $9.99.. YEP I was happy cause that makes the cheese free! I was told by my sweet friend Shana that your food should be 3/4 fruit and veggies.. i think we are getting close!:) (Organic: green-beans, broccoli, carrots, spinach, lettuce, eggs, apples, potatoes)
(non organic to be found: tomato’s, cheese, frozen fruit for smoothies)
Its crazy that one item can be loaded with the “stuff” and the next item (SAME PRODUCT) but only have a few things and a few cents more… having to read labels has become a new way for us.. I sent Superman to the store to pick up milk and cereal.. I later called and asked “are you home yet” “nope I was reading labels.. there is nothing with 5 or less .. its crazy!” I love how he is on board.. NOW don’t get me wrong he still wants his chocolate and sweets but in moderation! (I saw him eat a banana late last night..over a chocolate candy!!! WOW!)
So here is what i got that had more than 5
Graham crackers: i really have been craving cheesecake:(
Curtons: only have 7
Creamcheese: cheesecake!! (8)
Jimmy dean: 8 (i think?!?!)
Now to make a loaf of bread and I think we are set for the week!
SOO I am getting better but I doubt there will be a shopping trip that will not include at least 1 item with over 5.. but we are striving!!
TOTALS: publix:$38.00, Walmart: $50.00 = $88.00 for 10 days of meals
(BUT i do have to get a whole chicken!)
Has anyone else tried it?!?