My bill for May only came out to $69.40. This month, I only plan to be in the city for three weeks, and I already have some pretty busy weekends planned for the time that I am here, so I didn’t need to buy for a full month of meals. I still have to stop by my local grocery store to pick up some pasta sauce and produce, but I will get through the bulk of the month with what I bought at Trader Joe’s.
This month’s highlight is riced cauliflower. I honestly, picked this up on a whim and had absolutely no idea what I would do with it at the time. According to Livestrong.com cauliflower is a great source of potassium, vitamin C and glucosinisolates. Additionally, the fact that I can take a break from my usual grains is a plus. After a quick search, I plan to try this Spanish rice recipe. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Especially during this trip, I was really hit by how difficult ‘adulting’ is. The fact that monthly grocery shopping is something I hold myself to in order to save money and to stay healthy is obviously a good thing, but it is seriously a struggle. I went shopping after I’d gone to my 7 am Friday workout class, and while I felt seriously accomplished, I already felt extremely tired by 10:30 am and still had a mountain of work to do (much of it is still there as I write this post on Sunday evening). I am grateful that the semester is over, but I’m currently in the calm before the storm. I have an annotated bibliography due, one presentation and 45 final papers to grade before I can officially be done with Spring 2018. It’s rough, and there are no trophies (I can’t even seem to win a TJ gift card for bringing a reusable bag but anyways….) To those of you trying to balance it all, please be encouraged and keep trying–it’ll be worth it in the end. I’m in the struggle with you.