Ever since WinCo discovered my WinCo Wins and Meal Planning posts, we’ve had a wonderful relationship. They let me share my Food and Savings posts. I get to share their incredibly low prices. It’s a Win-Win situation for everyone!

For the last two months, I’ve strived hard to provide hearty, healthy meals for my family while saving money.

One benefit I’ve discovered is when I eat healthy, I eat less. I can pack in two cheeseburgers, a large fries, and a Shamrock shake in fifteen minutes or less when I’m hungry. My breakfast of choice will always be the McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin with Egg.

My Favorite From McDonald's

My Favorite From McDonald’s

But when I eat healthy, the nutrition fills me up so I don’t blimp out. Being an unofficial spokesperson for WinCo makes me more aware of my food budget. I want to do them proud! After all, WinCo is responsible for these great savings.

For March, I took inventory of my pantry and freezer and realized I needed to buy very little. With plenty of frozen meats and leftovers from the previous Meal Plans, the bulk of my food shopping went to healthy lunch items.

How does lunch for under a dollar sound to you? It sounds like a Win-Win to me!

WinCo Wins!

WinCo Wins!

I bought five dozen eggs for $5.84. That’s less than $0.10 each! The string cheese? $0.12 each. Flour tortilla: $0.20. Celery and carrot: about $0.15 total. And the yogurt? This is the most expensive item, ringing up an entire half dollar. Where else could you get such a healthy, delicious, filling lunch for less than a buck and change?

Oh, the coffee? Not to worry. I use my recyclable Starbucks cup and fill it from home.

Protein. Dairy. Veggies. Grains. And coffee.

As you can see, This Girl is all about the savings without giving anything up.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

From the Year-Ago Files: February, 2012
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