Food, Fun and Face!

Welcome to my blog! I'm starting this blog to add some spice to some of your kitchens! I follow a primal lifestyle which basically means I eat a whole bunch of vegetables, good meats, some fruit, nuts and seeds and a little dairy. I avoid eating all grains and try not to eat processed food and limit the amount of sugar I throw down my throat. Basically the name of the game is to eat REAL FOOD. Sounds simple right? But sometimes people find it hard to start to eat this way. So this blog is here to help you (and me) throw together some awesome tasty food . So please stay a while and get your creative kitchen juices flowing again!!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Spring Clean Shopping List: Week 1

So I thought since we are trying to buy all this amazing good food on a budget that I would post up here our shopping lists for each week.

I've done a lot of driving around to different veggie stores and supermarkets over the last couple of months to find the best deals on meat and veg.

I'm all for supporting local establishments like butchers. Especially if they are well priced and have good quality meat.

The guys at Saint Johns Butchery are awesome. Their address is 113 Felton Matthew Ave, St Johns.

They always have amazing cuts of meat and are always doing specials that match what you could get at supermarkets or other cheap butchers.

Here's what out meat bill looked like for the week. Remember that this will feed four hungry mouths for the week.

Try to buy meat that is cheap at the time. Lamb at the moment is ridiculously cheap and roasting them up for dinner with veg makes the leftovers a great lunch for the next day.

Here's the food bill from Pak'n Save:

Pak'n Save really is cheaper than the other supermarket chains. Overall they seem to be just that little bit less expensive than other places.

I've found that they also do some really good deals on veggies. Better than some of those stand alone veggie stores dotted around the place. We went in there on this shop and pretty much just bought what was on special (and therefore in season!).

If you know of any other veggie stores around Auckland that are better priced please post to comments below!!

So the combined supermarket and butcher shop came to $268.4 for 4 us for the week. That comes in under our budget of $300 a week for the four people. With the leftover money we have each week we will put aside and see how much we can save over the course of the challenge!

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