So I am a tad behind on my recipe rewinds – but that’s ok – because food is still food, and regardless these tips will help either way 🙂
Loot from my trip the week prior to do the Kalamazoo half. The cost was significantly higher than previous weeks, my explanation for this was: I was hungry. Total loot was $90 – but this will be for a little more than a week- as I knew I would not be getting groceries this past weekend, as I was in Kalamazoo for my half marathon.
-4 Salmon burgers (two feta and spinach, and two Texan Chipotle
-1/2 lb bacon
-1 bag brussels sprouts
-1 case La Croix – left this in my cart – still mad about it
– 1 pineapple
-1 container cottage cheese
-Barbara’s cinnamon Puffin’s Cereal (the peanut butter is way better)
-Annie’s Cheddar Crackers
-Organic pizza rolls
-1 bottle kombucha
-2 slices of pizza
-1 container of their “egg salad tofu”
This is a prime example on how when you shop hungry, and buy more “non-essentials” that your trip budget can creep up significantly, which is exactly what happened to me last weekend. In fact (using some rough math). My weekly essentials were around $50. So there’s that. But going to the store whilst ravenous – horrible idea.
Ultimately I did prep my meals, and made the following:
-chopped and roasted brussels sprouts with bacon
-roasted salmon burgers
-cottage cheese with chopped pineapple
I put the brussels sprouts and some cabbage in a bowl, and chopped them up using my ulu – then I put them on a baking sheet, drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and then I diced up the bacon into small pieces, and mixed that in and roasted it all on the same sheet, and divided it out into 4 equal portions. The bacon- was chipotle bacon, and it was amazing, even Ned Stark agrees:
I did the same thing with the salmon burgers from Whole Foods – which were amazing by the way – they were so so so good, I bought two of each – the Texas Chipotle, and the spinach and feta. Then boxed up all four portions for the week, and because I’ve been obsessed with it lately – I added a few heaping spoonfuls of sauerkraut on top of each salmon patty.
This was enough to get me through a work week, and eat some on the Monday after I ran Kalamazoo – so that I did not have to worry about prepping the Sunday I got back.
Stay tuned for more recipes chats, and Ideas!