I like food. No, I LOVE food, especially fresh food. It’s yummier than packaged food, it’s healthier, it’s cheaper in the long run, did I say it’s yummier? I also love a good sale; therefore, when fruit or vegetables go on sale ($0.99/lb or less) then these two loves collide, and I get a little fruit-buying-happy. But, really, could you resist?
~Strawberries for $0.99/lb – I’ve bought 20 lbs and used 5 lbs this week
~Bananas for $0.29/lb – this is a regular sale price and I get 1 week’s worth
~Kiwi for $0.99/lb – Bought 4 lbs. I am going to eat them. I am going to freeze them. I am not sorry I bought them.
~Avocados for $0.25/each – whoohoo! Super yummy. Super healthy.
We likey guacamole. (Say that out loud. It’s kinda fun.) I see us enjoying guac when avocados are $1 or $2 a piece. I bought 10 to go with the 20 that are in the freezer.
~Tomatoes, lime and cilantro – these weren’t on sale, but they are actually weekly staples due to our love of guac (see above)
Did I overdo it?
Nah, I don’t think so. Ok, well maybe a little. But we freeze it though! And we have smoothies or frozen fruit salad or fruit/yogurt/homemade granola snack nearly every day! And I’ll be enjoying this fruit in the winter when it’s priced at $3.00/lb and is not really good because it’s not in season. So we’re saving money. Right???
That’s how I justify it. And I will try to refrain from a grocery shopping trip next week because we really have the food we need for a couple weeks (or months)…I will refrain…after I make a quick trip to Dillons today to get some $0.99 pineapples…