Today, I went to Aldi.. If you ever heard of it, its a store where you put a quarter in just to use the cart?! LOL I seriously thought that was a little crazy, but hey, whatever makes that company happy lol! I remember when my mother did not have any money, we would go there and get our groceries, so I always looked at it as a store for people who do not have money.... yea totally change of thought process!!
I am learning so much as different things change in my life. I realize you don't have to have money to be happy, a big house to be happy, or shop at a name brand store to be happy and look like you have money.
My new mind set... save where you can to live a life without worries and struggles! There is NOTHING wrong with being frugal any way you can! So I am pretty excited to say I happily put that quarter in the shopping cart at Aldi, walked around and picked up my HEALTHY foods that I normally purchase at the more expensive stores, and happily walked out without grocery bags lol... WHY do they not give you grocery bags?!?! LOL Seriously, this store is different, but allows you to put your money into savings instead of expensive food! I'll take it!!
So this shopping trip was for the week... I usually spend approximately $150 EACH shopping trip I make.. especially when I am getting my lean meats...
Take a look at this... Tuna Steak, 2 pounds of lean turkey burger, 2 bags of grilled chicken, organic spinach, veggies, this amazing looking fiesta quinoa, and more!! I also picked up some goodies for my kids to eat and snack on!
BAM.. $65 is all I spent! I am pretty darn pumped!!
Now its time to meal prep!! I need easy and clean at this point. We all know we are busy, working jobs, taking care of children, and so on, so lets make our healthy lifestyle as simple as possible right?!
This Quinoa steamers is incredible!! I don't know why its a pain in the butt for me to make quinoa but I know its healthy, so I obviously make it, but this is taking it to a new level!! WOOHOO Steam fresh Quinoa!! Fiesta style! :) I highly recommend!!
Ingredients include: Quinoa, red rice, farrow, butternut squash, corn, black beans, red and green peppers, and a little seasoning to top it off!! :)
Then I got some colored peppers! Everyone loves some fresh color to their meals right?! Perfect snack to go with hummus! This is one snack I have during the day or as my 2nd meal of the day!
So as you see, this momma is making some changes, but good changes!! This healthy lifestyle is not about how much money you can spend.. its about how much you can save and still live a healthy life and fuel your body with proper nutrients!
Now of course, I also do add in my Shakeology, which is my most nutritious meal of the day... One meal where I know I am getting my BEST nutrition, along with superfoods and anti oxidants and multi vitamin all in one! I refuse to settle for less quality on this!! There has been NO meal that gives me the nutrients that Shakeology has given me!
This is a good example of why I drink Shakeology daily. There are so many ways to make it, but without having the guilt of extra calories, artificial sweeteners, and chemicals!
Time to live a life of QUALITY!
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