Yesterday I had to pick up a few perishables and as always I am on the lookout for good items for our pantry storage and freezer storage. In addition to fresh fruits and veggies I came home with several items.
From Fresh Market I brought home the following:
3 bags of ground beef substitute for the freezer
2 bags of vegan cheddar shreds
2 bags of vegan mozzarella shreds
1 package of vegan sandwich cheese
These items are things that my husband really likes. They've helped us transition to a vegan diet.
From this I will get 6 meals from the ground "beef" and many add ons to meals from the cheese.
From Aldi I bought these things for our storage:
12 cans organic garbanzos
12 cans organic fire roasted tomatoes
12 cans organic tomato sauce
12 cans of black beans
8 cans of organic diced tomatoes
Each of those was on sale from .49 to .79.
I also added a few other things to our pantry storage.
2 cans of chipotle peppers
3 jars of marinated artichoke hearts
2 boxes of golden raisins
2 boxes of wheat crackers
4 packages of gnocchi (8 meals worth)
1 jar of organic salsa
1 container of chili powder
2 jars of Kalamata olives
Each of the things added to the pantry are easy to work into quick meals. I find that having things on hand keeps me out of the store. I've also found that eating a vegan diet has actually simplified my shopping.
For the perishables we bought:
2 bags of bagels (time wise I just don't have time to make my own right now)
Ciabatta rolls (a splurge)
2 bags of honeycrisp apples
1 container of blueberries
2 containers of strawberries (from here on out frozen will have to do)
6 bell pepper
1 container of organic spinach
1 container of organic grape tomatoes
A bag of yellow onions
A bag of red onions
2 containers of soy milk
4 lbs of shredded cheese for my daughter
I think we are set for the next few weeks and my pantry is beginning to fill back up.