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Grocery Challenge: Sprouts

I've wanted to do this for a while but I've decided it's time to kick my butt into gear and figure out the "best" grocery store, at least the best one available to me in Memphis. In the video below I explain my reasoning for this challenge, if you're interested. But over the next few weeks I'll be conducting and experiment to see how two adults can eat on $100 each week shopping at various grocery stores. First up on the grocery store challenge is Sprouts. 

Here's the haul 


Total cost $80.71 

Meals: 

Bow ties and Broccoli with Stawberries and Cream Dessert - 4 meals 

I forgot to take a pic, but wheat pasta was not the worst thing in the world. In fact, I will try to make the effort to switch to this healthier alternative in the future. 

Pot Roast with Dutch Potatoes - 4 meals 


Yum! This was delicious. I was very pleased with the meat, it had a very nice flavor cooking in the crockpot in its own juices all day. Dutch potatoes is a family recipe (probably to trick kids into eating carrots) so I always like it. I put garlic on our broccoli, yum! 


Bbq Pork with sweet potatoes 

This did not turn out well. I've never had meat cook in a slow cooker all day and come out "tough". This was abandoned and we went out instead. $13 down the drain. 

Cheddar broccoli chicken - 2 meals 


This was pretty bland, and HUGE pet peeve - the chicken was a pre-prepared item that didn't come with baking instructions. Let's hope I don't wake up with food poisoning. 


Misc Items: 

Milk 
Cereal 
Cinnamon Raisin bread for toast
Parchment Paper Bags 

Meal Count:  10

In my video I'm also discussing my first impressions of this week's pick. 


Overall, I'm not wowed by Sprouts. The prices were really high on staple items and although the aisles were spacious the shelves were crammed. I don't see this as our regular grocery spot. 


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