Day 1 Lunch: E2 Stuffed Pita with Hummus

Whew! Another $68 spent at Whole Foods today and I finally have 113 of 114 items on the Week 1 grocery list. Whole Foods didn’t have whole grain hamburger buns. I guess I’ll just use my whole grain sliced bread.

I also did a little price comparison between what I got at Stop & Shop and Wholefoods. Of course, Whole Foods has a much larger selection and variety. Some items were pricier than at Stop & Shop and some of the 365 brands were cheaper than Stop & Shop’s Nature’s Promise brand. If it weren’t for the gas points, I’d prefer to do all my shopping at Whole Foods. It’s just a lot easier to find what I need and the staff drop everything to help you. And boy did I need the help. What in the world is Chicken Flavor Seitan? Now I know.

The $300+ I spent this week will last us well over a week. After today’s meals, I see that Rip’s portion sizes are way larger than what my husband and I can finish. Now that I have leftovers and more groceries than I need for this week, I won’t be able to follow the meal plan to the tee because I need to finish the produce before it goes bad. I may stretch each day’s meal plan to 1.5 or 2 days.

We were very happy with the stuffed pita with homemade hummus. I didn’t have time to add more veggies or experiment with seasonings. I just followed the recipe to the tee and it was yum! Light, refreshing, and we love hummus.

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So I’ve been taking the photos with my iphone or ipad. It’s time to use a real camera for better photos….if I can find my camera.

3 hours after lunch I was so hungry. I had a grapefruit and half a vegan cupcake and that hit the spot.

Water. I was never a fan. I would have diet soda, juice, Vitamin Water or a cocktail over drinking water. But now I must drink water. Sparkling flavored water might be a good alternative. Any other suggestions for no sugar drinks with some flavor? Perhaps I should try making my own flavored water with fruit.

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