As I’ve mentioned before, we are expecting our first child at the end of the month – actually, make that 9 days. Yikes!
In order to prepare for the arrival of our little one, we have been doing lots of organizing, cleaning, and stocking up of various items. Last night, we went to our local Whole Foods (which just opened up a few weeks ago) and stocked up on easy-to-make dinners, like frozen chicken, frozen veggies, mac & cheese, etc. Here’s a portion of our stocked pantry:
We also grabbed some non-high fructose corn syrup strawberry popsicles for when I go to the hospital, as alternative to those ever-so-tasty ice chips.
Yes, Whole Foods took a large portion of our grocery budget for the month, but I used some of our baby fund as well to pay for the stock-up. Plus, we were very careful and looked for the cheapest and/or sale items for everything we bought. Whole Foods does have the reputation of being “whole paycheck,” but I love knowing that almost of its products are healthier and sustainable. And since I plan on breastfeeding, I need to make sure that the food I put in my body post-pregnancy continues to be wholesome, healthy, and as pesticide-free as possible.