What? It’s true. It’s complicated. And no, I do not mean my relationship status on Facebook. That’s easy. Married. Taken. Not interested. Et cetera. I’m not a 12 year old; you didn’t hurt my feelings, and I’m not punishing you. Now that we’ve covered that, let’s answer the question – what’s complicated?
Creating a dang shopping list. That’s what. Why? Well, not only are we attempting Paleo, we’re attempting a version of it that is extremely low in carbs. Less than 50 grams per day low. Ketosis low. So here is how I am currently creating a shopping list:
Print out the SpiderGirl and Boy Wonder Family Grocery List (I created this specifically for our household. I’ll be fixing it again soon as it needs some updates). Grab the Freezer Inventory List. Grab the list of low carb foods that I shared previously. And don’t forget the weekly ads and possible coupons. Ugh. And of course, this list clearly isn’t complete. I agree – limit your intake of fruits, especially when they are out of season; but I certainly do not believe in removing them completely. Frankly, I like apples and pears and grapes.
So now I’m stuck. Instead of creating a grocery list for tomorrow, I’m editing the existing list to remove food items that I do not want to buy any longer.
OK. Edits done. Back to the shopping list now – I don’t know about you, but Boy Wonder and I found we spent way too much money and brought home way too little food when we went to just one specific store. Now, we print out the list, check off what we want, and then shop the ads. Yeah, it uses a bit more gas than a trip to just one store. That’s why you have a specific route and stick to it. I mean, I have a specific route because the grocery stores just lay out that way where I live.
I’m very random today, so I apologize in advance. Since switching to a healthier eating style, have you noticed the distinct lack of good coupons? There just aren’t as many coupons available for whole, healthy foods as there are for over-processed foods. It’s really frustrating. So, if you have a suggestion, let me know!