My husband bought me a Costco membership for my birthday!!!!!!
Best. Gift. Ever.
So for fun, I thought I’d show you a picture of my Costco + Natural Grocers haul. Just an FYI, I’ve successfully reintroduced almonds and eggs, both of which are an ingredient in the pancake mix.
AIP at Natural Grocers
I couldn’t believe how cheap the bulk herbs and spices were at Natural Grocers – and they’re organic too! The glass bottles I already have on hand will just get refilled with these once they’re low: onion and garlic powder, dill, cilantro, lavender. Epsom salt was another cheap bulk item too! None of it was over $3 per bag. In fact, the cilantro was barely over a buck.
Let’s talk about the puffs. I feel compelled to say that for almost $5, I’m really disappointed in how small the Paleo Puffs bag is. Five ounces felt like, in my mind, it would amount to more. Obviously, it didn’t stop me from purchasing it lol 😉
AIP at Costco
The Spindrift, Lindsay Olives, Ecos Laundry Detergent, Olive Oil and Paleo Pancakes* were from Costco. Everything else was Natural Grocers. The 8pk of olives was only $9.99, people. Walmart sells each can for $2.50. What a bargain!!
*re-into, so not elimination phase compliant.
If you are super new to AIP and need How-To tips on meal prepping, you might want to visit my original post. That article goes into detail on exactly how to do this. Going forward, I’ll assume folks know my basic meal plan + prep concepts so I’ll only be discussing my latest meal plan as well as updates on how the week prior went for me. Typically, I have two recipes picked out for breakfast, two for lunch and two for dinner and will just alternate them all.
Again, if you need some help on how to start a meal plan and prepping, go here.
My AIP Meal Plan: 3/18/19 – 3/24/19…
- AIP Morning Smoothie for every breakfast. This mama needs greens. I’m also adding in Vitamin C power. GO AWAY SINUS INFECTION! I shall cure you with green things and vitamins.
- Birch Benders Paleo Pancakes for the mornings where I feel like I need more than just a smoothie.
- Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs
- Olives & Almonds
- Anti-Inflammatory Meatballs + Cauliflower/Broccoli Mix
- Salisbury Steak (minus the mushrooms, they make my gut BURN) + Mashed Sweet Potatoes
I’m super excited to try these this week. Anything resembling a Cheeto is a total win in my book. 😉 Plus, I’m getting burned out on food. Didn’t think that was possible but food boredom has set in and totally feels like it’s here to stay. Like I mentioned above, these were a whopping $5! BUT I am willing to spend that to snap myself out of this funk. These may be that spark for me, they may not. We’ll just have to see how this week goes!
Oh! Before I forget, I WAS ON A PODCAST WITH THE UNSKILLED CAVEWOMAN!!!! Samantha is such a dear for inviting me to be a part of her new season. Give it a listen here: Symptom Tracking & AIP meal Planning with Hypothyroidism.
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Happy meal prepping, fellow AIP-ers! ♥
Products used in this week’s meal plan:
AIP Sugar-Free Bacon
*Under the AIP cetagory.
I decided to portion out my snacks this week in order to save me from myself. Popped one puff in my mouth and new right away that bag was toast unless I did something about it! It’s all about out smarting myself… 😉
I wish myself luck here.
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