Since our recent home purchase, Jonny and I have been a lot more careful with our money.  We have never been big spenders, but we have always gotten what we wanted without thinking twice.  Well, now we’re thinking twice with every penny we spend.  Plus, I’ve always loved a good deal, but now I just love them even more.  (Just ask Justin.  He always makes fun of me for it.)  Anyway, this past weekend I found quite a few good deals that I was totally excited about.  Like spinach.  Yes, spinach.

$3.88 for a pound of organic baby spinach!  Usually it’s around two dollars for six ounces!  I found this at Sam’s Club and let’s just say it will definitely be making an appearance in my grocery bags on a weekly basis.  I cook spinach every time I make eggs which is 3 – 4 times a week.  Jonny and I both enjoy steamed spinach with dinner or I use it in my lunch.  Call us Popeye, but we go through spinach fast!  Another Sam’s Club deal:

I don’t remember exactly, but I’m pretty sure this was $3.88, too.  It was definitely under four bucks which is a total steal because grocery stores usually sell one pack for three dollars and this included two packs!  Hold your excitement, please.  Jonny takes a sandwich to work everyday for lunch, so we’re always in need of sandwich thins or bread and the Arnold 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins are ones we both enjoy.  They freeze well, too, so I pop one package in the freezer and take it out as needed.  My next two buys weren’t as much about the price as they were about the taste.  Still, they can be considered “good-buys” because they were. 🙂

I sure do love me some chocolate milk!  I love it even more knowing how beneficial it can be after a hard workout.  I don’t drink a whole lot of milk plain, but when I use milk, I use a variety (cow’s, almond, soy, flax), so I was willing to give this chocolate soymilk a try.  I was surprised at just how chocolatey and tasty it was!  The protein and vitamins it contains is just an added bonus.  Now, for the star of the show:

You read correctly, friends.  Cookie Butter.  When I first heard of cookie butter I instantly headed to Trader Joe’s.  I was disappointed when I couldn’t find it at first, but each TJ trip I made I scoured the shelves.  And finally… finally… I laid my eyes on the tantalizing jar.  You better believe I took a spoon to that bad boy the second I stepped foot in my house.  Before I even said hello to Jonny or unpacked the groceries or pet Zoey, I dug in.  One spoonful, two spoonfuls, six spoonfuls later I brought a spoonful to Jonny and demanded he open up.  Now that there is just half a jar left, we both decided that this magical item will not be making a weekly appearance in our pantry.  Can you say zero self-control?  🙂  Good thing I made it to the gym this morning!

Week 7 Day 2: Legs

  • Narrow Stance Squats (warm-up): 2 sets of 15 reps (50 pounds)
  • *Superset – Narrow Stance Squats (heavy): 3 sets of 15 reps (70 pounds)
  • *Superset – Standing Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps (70 pounds)
  • *Superset – Leg Press: 4 sets of 8 (150 pounds)
  • *Superset – Seated Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps (120 pounds)
  • Barbell Step-Ups: 4 sets of 8 reps (40 pounds)
  • Walking Barbell ‘Double’ Lunge: 3 sets of 20 reps (40 pounds)
  • Single Leg Barbell Squat: 4 sets of 8 reps (40 pounds)
  • Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 10 reps (60 pounds)

And with that hard leg workout, I’m off to drink some chocolate milk with my breakfast!

Have you ever had cookie butter?  What are some good-buys you’ve found?

11 thoughts on “Good-Buy

  1. I love Trader Joe’s Harvest Hodge Podge frozen veggies. It’s a great variety of veggies good for any basic stir fry (or a side to a lean protein) and, at my TJs, only costs $1.99 a bag.

  2. so funny! cookie butter? I must try it! And so funny.. I just scooped up some soy chocolate milk after reading Annette’s chocolate milk post today at the grocery store! Cooking squash and chili this evening! Had a GREAT day 2 workout of Best Body!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. Cookie butter sounds so good! Are there any actual nuts in it? If not, I need to somehow get my hands on some ASAP!

    My latest good buy was a half pint of raspberries for $2.50. They’re usually $4 this time of year, so I was stoked to see them so cheap!

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