I’ve blogged here about the fact that eating healthy doesn’t necessarily take more out of my grocery budget than eating convenience foods. However, when I went to do my budget this month I gave my grocery line some extra padding.
I mean clearly eating no meat is going to cost more as it’ll be harder to get all necessary ingredients on sale. That turned out to be a mistake, a great one.
I turned my usual process around by selecting recipes, then checking my pantry, and finally the flyers.
I ended up getting this for about half my grocery budget:
They’re the necessary ingredients for:
I’m pleased with our planning and think we’re off to a fine start.
My zero waste goal, however, isn’t doing as well. Unfortunately most of the items are packaged in plastic. I’m going to keep working away at both of these and see where my grocery life ends up at the end of the month.
Do you have frugal pescatarian recipes you’re willing to share?