Hope you had a good weekend full of lots of smiles and fun!
I certainly did and will let you know all about my weekend in my next post. But first, as I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to share with you my weekly shop and all that entails!
So when my husband finishes work on a Friday evening, we head out to our local supermarket to pick up our bits and bobs for the week. I must admit, our supermarkets are far from perfect, I mean 4 aisles devoted to readymade meals, that are counted as ‘fresh produce’!? What is up with that?! However, we have managed to find one that has a large fruit and vegetable section and provides all the other staples we need. We then tend to buy our meat and fish from Glasgow Whole Foods market in Giffnock, where we know we can buy the best produce available (more on that later).
I always write a shopping list and that list is based on our meal plan for the week. I know that sounds super organised but that’s just me. I am a planner and an organiser in everything I do!
Not only does this mean we are set for the week in terms of food, but it also means we never have the debate of ‘what would you like for dinner tonight?’ every single evening! However I guess the main asset of having this approach is cost. We can budget for the week, plan what we want to spend and take it from there. Would definitely, highly recommend, giving it a go.
So here is a picture of our shop for the week. It didn’t look as much when it was in the trolley, but now I have gotten home and popped it out on the table it looks like masses! Perfect for the two of us for the week though and no wastage.
As the days and weeks go on I will share my meals and recipes with you all. Hope we can share some good hints and tips with one and other on a yummy, tasty, healthy way of eating.
My food shop for the week did not end there however. It was time, on Saturday morning, for us to do our monthly trip to Whole Foods to stock up! I could sing the praises of Whole Foods forever, I just love that I now have access to the most amazing, nutritious produce in Glasgow (the only WF in Scotland) and I really appreciate the ethos behind Whole Foods and what it stands for. Before moving to Glasgow we lived in Inverness and we would road trip down to Glasgow (4 hours each way) just to stock up on supplies that we simply couldn’t get up north.
I really do heart Whole Foods : – ) can’t you tell from the picture below, so happy to be sampling some local organically grown plum tomatoes – and they were good!
So here is my trolley load from Whole Foods…
My supplies included
- Coconut Oil
- Various bits of fruit and vegetables – including watermelon which is so hard to find here!
- Organic salsa
- Pumpkin puree
- Organic peanut butter
- Various meat and fish
- Various dried fruit and nuts
I am sure I could also go into a lot more detail on this trip to Whole Foods but I’m sure there will be plenty of time for that in the future.
How do you tend to tackle the weekly shop?
What are some of your favourite produce stores?