Project: Food Budget, Weeks 39 + 40 AND a GF Giveaway

Wow…its week 40 already!  That means only 12 more official weeks for P:FB!  <–that’s insane!

This is going to be a quickie check in, not only because I haven’t been keeping close track of everything but also because today marks my first day of classes! 

Given the events of the past few weeks (moving, losing power, etc), my budget has been a bit up and down.  The week I  moved in…well I can’t even tell you how much I spent.  I was constantly running to the closest store (which happened to be Shoppers…not the cheapest IMO) to grab lemon juice or flour or something else mid-cooking/baking that I believed I had…but didn’t.  Try not to do this folks…its gets expensive and annoying!

I promise more food porn posts coming soon.  And by food porn I mean mediocre pictures of outstanding, drool-worthy food that looks good despite the fact that my photography skills are far from good.  <–not saying this to self-patronizing but rather to let you know that photography just isn’t a top priority of mine.

Now about that budget…

Week 39: $30.50 (savings ???)
Week 40: $69.90  (savings: >$30)

So if you are wondering what happened this week, its called stocking up on overpriced non-perishables so I can eat semi-healthy without access to a fridge.  Then of course, I did have access to a fridge but not an affordable grocery store so…I paid the Giant prices (double entendre fully intended)  Luckily, the beau paid for half of those since he was worried about me eating.  And I have enough larabars + raw sprouted trail mix to last me for months.  <–seriously.

Giveaway Alert!

Wegmans just recently debuted its Food You Feel Good About (FYFGA) gluten-free line.  FYFGA products are made without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.  As part of the debut, they sent us obsessed loyal customers coupons for some goodies.  Since I don’t really need the products, I thought I would do the nice thing and share the love with you all!

Up for grabs…

Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Gluten Free Sugar Cookie MixSugar Cookie Mix (only 70 cal/cookie)

Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Gluten Free Fusilli
Fusili corn pasta (only 2 ingredients: corn + water!)

Though I haven’t had either of these products, I have sampled and purchased many private-label products from Wegmans and have been impressed with them all.  The sugar cookie mix also has a 5 Star rating on the Wegmans site.  just sayin’.  😉

To enter: just leave a comment below.  Giveaway ends on Sunday, July 7 at 11:59pm.

That’s it for today folks.


Kait xo


6 thoughts on “Project: Food Budget, Weeks 39 + 40 AND a GF Giveaway

  1. We don’t have a Wegman’s nearby, so don’t include me in the giveaway, but I wanted to post a comment anyway. Glad to hear you are settling into your new life. I’m sure it will take a few weeks to get the hang of things at the new stores, so you can settle into a new budget. Good luck and have fun.

      • Hi Debra,

        Thanks for your entry and comment! My advice re: starting yoga is to start with a beginner’s series. Many studios offer 6 week beginner’s courses at a special rate that introduce you to the different postures, alignment, and practice of yoga.

        That’s the easy part! The hard part is to remember that yoga isn’t a competition. We often compare ourselves to others obsessively and in yoga, everyone’ s practice is 100% unique to them. So go in with an open mind and focus on you and your mat and what your practice looks like. Its easier said than done and sure I still find myself admiring and or getting a little jealous but its made me less judgmental overall.

        Good luck and let me know how it goes. 🙂

  2. Hm, this post has officially made me crave sugar cookies. lol

    ..I know the feeling of moving to a new place and having to feel out the different shops and grocery stores. It took me quite some time to find the right one when i moved to VA (actually a combination of a few stores that I find have the best selection/prices) Just keep on trekkin’ and you’ll find your new grocery grove in no time 🙂

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