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By now you know that the bulk of my weekly grocery shopping trips are fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains.

We do eat meat just not with every meal.

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I also reduced the amount sugar we eat and replaced sweet snacks with more fresh fruit.

Our Sources for Affordable Produce

The main source for our vegetables are our Community Supported Agriculture membership.

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A CSA is basically when you purchase a share of the harvest from a local farm.

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We get a box delivered to the YMCA each week that’s filled mostly vegetables and some fruit.

We pay $35 a week for a medium share.

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This was in our share from the first week.

  • beets

  • kale

  • strawberries

  • salad greens

  • peas

  • baby carrots

  • cabbage

  • broccoli

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I forgot to take a picture of what we received in our week two share but will list it below.

  • cucumbers

  • onions

  • peas

  • kale

  • beets

  • potatoes

  • cabbage

Our second resource for our fruits and vegetables is Aldi. I budget about $20 a week to spend on fruits and vegetable at Aldi.

Fortunately, our local Aldi has a beautiful selection.

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Everything always looks fresh and is well stocked.

The prices are amazingly affordable especially with their weekly specials on produce.

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Some weeks you can find the following deals:

  • Avocado $0.59 each (Reg. $0.99)

  • Spring Mix salad $0.99 (Reg. $1.99)

  • Strawberries 2lb. $0.99 (Reg. $2.99)

  • Baking Potatoes 5lb. $0.99 (Reg. $2.49)

  • Oranges 3lb. $1.99 (Reg. $2.99)

  • Apples 3lb. $1.99 (Reg. $2.99)

  • Grapefruit 3lb. $1.99 (Reg. $2.99)

  • Cucumbers $0.39 (Reg. $0.50)

  • Tomatoes $1.29 24oz. pk. (Reg. $2.99)

  • Pineapple $0.99 ea. (Reg. $1.99)

And More!!

The last resource we use for our fruit and vegetables is our garden.

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Germaine installed a 4×4 raised garden bed in the backyard as part of our renovation project.

We’ll install one more in a few weeks and the two beds will provide us with fresh herbs, salad greens, beans, cucumbers, berries and tomato.

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Over the next few months I will share more about how we meal plan, create meals and shop.

Some of the ideas I’ll share will be vegetarian, some will be vegan and others will just be meals made with smaller portions of meat.

For those of you interested in cleaner eating, my goal is to share yummy ideas that are easy to make for families with differing dietary preferences.

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