Feeding 5 For $100 Per Week: 3rd Week of August 2016

Kroger: $ 71.77

I learned my lesson and bought some frozen pizzas, just in case something falls off the rails at dinner time. The rule this week is Thou Shalt Not Eat Out unplanned.

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Farmer’s Market: $16

Look at those glorious tomatoes. We tried them already, and they were worth every penny!

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Health Food Unlimited: $43.32

Our pediatrician has been telling us to eat a little fermented foods every day for gut health, especially since one of the kids has had multiple rounds of antibiotics. I’ve been too afraid of killing us with a homemade ferment, but was excited to see this local farm makes a dozen or more fermented krauts. We tried this sweet onion dill kraut and liked it. Everyone will get a spoonful per day.

My cousin Alicia sent me a recipe for seeded vegetable patties, roasted veggies (including this rainbow chard) and woodnymph sauce, made by soaking raw cashews. It’s a vegan recipe and it will be on my menu this week. I also bought some fava beans. I’m looking ahead to next week and thinking of trying a recipe from Bean By Bean, Ful Medames, a Middle Eastern fava bean dish garnished with hard boiled egg.

We are going on a weekend trip in a few weeks, and I am desperate to try and find something that works for my motion sickness. I tried sea bands and meclizine last week, with only partial success. I picked up some ginger chews at the health food store, and we’ll see if those help. Dramamine works, but it knocks me out, and the non-drowsy formulation doesn’t quite work as well for me.

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Weekly total: $131.09

Running total: $282.60

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