Making a weekly meal plan helps me save money, time and reduces the stress of “What’s for dinner?” I make healthy choices at the market, reduce waste because I know what is in the pantry and I’m less tempted to eat out. I always buy the freshest produce at the Baja market. I save money in the United States by choosing sale items, produce that’s local and in season and I avoid the processed foods.
My Loreto Sunday Market
Money Saving tips:
Make out a weekly menu
Stick to your list
Buy organic when it makes sense for your budget and health
Never leave the produce aisle at Whole Foods, never
Seductive Whole Foods
A trip to Whole Foods doesn’t have to break the bank.Look for sale items which usually means that the item is in season, locally grown and ready to eat. Never leave the produce section at Whole Foods. Do you really need organic bunny crackers, blue corn tortillas, expensive cheese and organic clothing? No judgement, if your answer is YES, DUH! Just think before you wander. I can impulse buy faster than anyone but I try to stick to a list and a plan. Always write out a meal plan before shopping.
I love Whole Foods and Trader Joes but I also know that the stores are a land mine of processed trigger foods. Save your money and buy real food. Processed organic food is still processed. Save money by only buying organic produce for the dirty dozen. Although I love the idea of saving the planet from pesticides in general if you want to save money and want to reduce your exposure to toxin then buying some organic produce makes sense.
Recipe links for this week’s meal plan:
Coming soon to MyBajaKitchen: chili rubbed shrimp kabobs
Weekly recipes under development: zucchini, corn vegan patties, grilled watermelon salad and sweet jalapeño & orange sauce over salmon.
Ground turkey stuffed bell peppers similar to these at Whatsfordinnerdoc.com
Grilled prosciutto and sage chicken inspired by saltimbocca
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