Those are good items to have gotten. I know that we save money if we don't get treats at all, but that's pretty bleak. Been there, as I'm sure you have.
And, like your foods, I make what I buy last for 2 + months. I thought about the Jello and pudding, plus cookies, and piece of carrot cake for Dh, and even my olives. But, we are averaging shopping once every 2 1/2 months, and I figure that a treat...piece of cake this time...each trip is something to look forward to, like eating out. And, I rationalized that I would have baked a cake or pie for Dh's birthday, and needed something for it, such as cherries, anyway. So, chose to get the pack of cookies etc. for birthday. I'm probably rationalizing, lol!
You're right about prices. Good list of veges. That sounds like what Ds has been getting. It's a non-dairy cheese, and he can get all types, including parm. He only allows himself 1-2 per 2 months, but it allows him to make a homemade pizza once a month, or so.
The first time I ever saw anyone make/use the trinity, was Emeril, on T.V., about 30 years ago. He used it for everything, the same way that other cooks started with mire poire. The same way that 90% of my recipes start with chopping an onion. I can't wait to hear how you use and like it! :-)
Some people don't think that local, fresh butter, especially from pastured cows, makes a difference, but it really does. I used to be addicted to real, local, pastured cow butter. Mmmmm! I liked it just spread on a piece of bread, too!
The bagel w/ bacon sounds good, as does the grapefruit. That's what I do - pre-section it. Learned that from my grandmother.
Avocado meal...yummy indeed! :-)
I can see that. Sprouts are likely more of a California thing.
Good meals, and great on eating 3 meals a day!
Popcorn, great idea! If you can find organic, or a brand with a butterfly symbol on it, even better. I get twitchy with corn, so look for non-GMO. It doesn't have to say it, though, as long as it's organic, since organic can't be GMO anything.
The big 3, are corn, soy, and sugar. Other items can be GMO, but pretty much, if those 3 items aren't verified to be non-GMO, they are.
A trick for non-organic sugar, is to make sure that it's cane sugar. Most GMO'd sugar is made from sugar beets. So, if you want to avoid GMO's in particular, and a label for sugar, or anything with sugar in it, just says sugar, and not cane sugar (unless an organic item, or it has a butterfly on it for Non-GMO project verified.) then it's almost guaranteed to not be cane sugar.
It's so darned complicated. So, I just make sure that corn or corn products, and sugar or things made with sugar, are non-GMO, and I'd do the same with things with soy in it, but I can't eat soy anyway, so....!
Have a wonderful food week!