I really hope that makes sense.
I needed a K for this post and that’s all my brain could come up with.
After being laid up for about 3 weeks, with my appendix, some sort of virus and then getting attacked with gluten, my household is falling apart. I mean more in the grocery/food areas.
Everything we had (which wasn’t much) was molding, rotting and depleted.
I had to replenish. I usually grocery shop once a week. My average spending is about $200-$230 a week. Yes, that might seem excessive. An entire household, eating healthy/gluten-free, adds up quickly. We’ve kind of come to terms with the expense.
However, after not shopping for so long, my cabinets/fridge, needed some serious TLC.
So I went to the grocery store. That’s where the “Kapow” comes in. My grocery bill total, came out to be about $450.
My poor husband. He has the stress sweats. Have you ever received one of those LONG texts from your spouse? It was like a book. It had chapters. I cried a little.
I don’t like spending that much money. I promise. I guess I do like to eat. After 3 weeks of not really being able to eat, I went to the grocery store and got a little excited. I could buy food and I could actually eat it now!
Here’s a few pictures to give you some examples:
This here is all I purchased. Yes, technically this is one weeks worth of groceries. There’s quite a bit that will last us longer than one week though. However, fresh fruits and veggies, I buy those weekly.
This picture represents my “Celiac” finds. Whenever I find something new that’s gluten-free, I have to try it. It’s the law. Do you see those snack cakes up there? I’ve already had 2. I ate one on the car ride home and I’m eating one now. It’s like a gluten-free version of the Little Debbie cakes. I did pay $8.00 to enjoy those. Far from the cost of Little Debbie cakes which are maybe $2.00 total.
The pretzels were disappointing. But, what do I expect? I had no idea how important gluten was to bread. Those pretzels were also $8.00. For 6 of them.
I finally found a cereal with marshmallows in it that’s gluten-free. And it’s SUPER delicious! So much so, I’m debating on sharing it with the kids at all. That was about $5. And I bought 2…because marshmallows.
Our groceries add up fast. But finding good gluten-free items is tricky and sometimes, in my opinion, the cost can be worth it for a bit of normalcy in our lives.