My revised weekly grocery list is the following now:
My grocery budget has to increase because I am eating 4 meals again instead of 3.
21 bottles of flavored sparkling water – $13. I drink about 3 of these per day. I buy this from Walmart. It cost 59 cents per bottle. This has 10 calories per bottle. I drink this instead of soda or juice. This is the only thing I regularly forget to put in MyFitnessPal because I just drink so much of it.
5 bottles of electrolyte water for when I go on my walks 5 days a week. – $5, I buy this from Walmart or HEB grocery store
7 bags of a variety of chopped salads – $30 I buy this from HEB grocery store
14 microwave meals – $56 I buy this from Target
12 pack of Orgain vegan chocolate protein shake – $6 per week I only need to buy this once a month as I will alternate this with protein oatmeal. The total is $24 on Amazon
1 box of Quaker raisin, date walnut oatmeal, and 1 box of quaker protein oatmeal – $8 I buy this from WalMart
That totals $118 per week for groceries
It cost a lot to eat the way I do, but this is the only sustainable way for me. It’s extremely convenient, no cooking, no guessing at the calories, food that tastes delicious. I can do this forever and consistency is key.