Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meal Plans Week of 8/14-8/20

My grocery budget REALLY missed meal-planning.  There have been some weeks that I have hit the grocery store EVERYDAY which truthfully, I don't mind because I *heart* Whole Foods, but seriously, it is a huge waste of time, gas and money. 

I picked up my veggies from my local farmer yesterday and did I get a TON of food.  Sweet corn, beets, onions, broccoli, green beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, zuchinni, cantaloupe, potatoes, onions...YUM.  As I mentally prepared and processed my bounty, I came up with meal ideas for the week, mostly main courses because I will have to fit in veggie side dishes depending on what is left.  :)

Yesterday 8/14: 
Breakfast:  cereal
Lunch:  out--Indian Buffet...AMAZING!
Dinner: Fresh gazpacho, tuscan bread, corn on the cob

Sunday 8/15:
Breakfast: cereal
Lunch:out--homemade pizza, leftover gazpacho
Dinner: black eyed peas, roasted veggies, coleslaw, bread

Monday 8/16:
Breakfast: chocolate chip scones and cantaloupe
Lunch:  out--cucumber hummus with veggie sticks and apple slices
Dinner: pasta with broccoli, tomatoes and white beans, salad

Tuesday 8/17:
Breakfast: cereal
Lunch: chickpea salad
Dinner: dill veggie alphabet soup, fresh bread

Wednesday 8/18:
Breakfast: toast and bananas
Lunch:  green been and carrot salad
Dinner: spicy hoisin glazed eggplant, grilled veggies

Thursday 8/19:

Breakfast: banana muffins
Lunch: sandwiches
Dinner: baked ziti, corn on the cob

Friday 8/20:
Breakfast: cereal
Lunch:  leftover pasta
Dinner: Homemade pizza with leftover veggies

I meal-planned and then went to the store...I was ELATED to find dried black-eyed peas!  I swear I have been looking for them forever.  At 20 grams of protein per serving, my belly will be happy too.  :)  So I came home and had to adjust the plan accordingly...I can't wait to eat them, YUM!! 

Hope your week is filled with
much love and good food.  :)


Vee said...

Just reading your meal plans make me exhausted. I don't know where you find the time. I manage to do a lot of things, but cooking great meals every day is NOT one of them. It'd probably help if I liked it a little more.

Maureen (Moe) Buck said...

Hey Amanda...

I'm still trying to learn from you. The cucumber hummus sounds good - I wanna try it.
but HELP...
where do I find ground flax seed and tahini?????

Amanda said... don't need to learn from me, Moe. :) I just eat weird food. ;) I get my tahini at Whole Foods and it is by the peanut butter on the bottom is ground sesame seeds. I'm pretty sure you can get it at any natural food health store as well. You actually have to grind up flaxseeds but i'm pretty sure you can leave them out...let me know if the recipe turns out. I didn't get to make it!

Maureen (Moe) Buck said...

thanks Amanda... I'll have to find a Whole Foods or similar store near me. Shucks that i have to grind the flax seed - was hoping i could buy it ground. i don't have a good food processor.
Thanks again

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