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Menu Plan {25.05.2013}

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It is Memorial Day weekend, and boy I was hanging out for this 3 day weekend. We just finished the first day at the beach with friends. The weather is perfect, the boys had so much fun, and I got to spend some time on making hexagons out of a bag of scraps (since my sewing machine is at home….we are only away for two days).

Here is our meal plan for the rest of the week:

DAY BREAKFAST DINNER
Saturday Fruit salad + scrambled egg + english muffin Grilled fish + Grilled Vegetables (BBQ)
Sunday Rhubarb+Apples Compote + Granola+yoghurt Grill meat + Spinach Salad
Monday English Muffin + Banana + Almond Butter Meatball + Spinach Pasta Bake
Tuesday Rhubarb+Apples Compote + Granola+yoghurt Omelet
Wednesday Bircher Muesli zPizza
Thursday Bircher Muesli Mexican Chicken Stack
Friday Berry + Banana + Spirulina Smoothie Sandwiches

We are usually spending ~$70 a week for our meals. Here is this weeks shopping list:

GROCERY LIST (NEW STOCK) IN THE CUPBOARD/FRIDGE
  • Watermelon (TJ)
  • Bell Pepper (TJ)
  • Tomatoes (TJ)
  • Chili Beans (TT)
  • Frozen Corn (TJ)
  • Grated Cheese (TT)
  • Spinach (from the garden)
  • Broccoli (from the garden)
  • Ground Beef (TJ)
  • Onions (TJ)
  • Eggs (TJ)
  • Gluten Free Pasta (TT)
  • Oats (BJ)
  • Sultanas (TT)
  • Rhubarb (LF)
  • Granny Smith Apples (LF)
  • Mushrooms (TJ)
  • English Muffins (LF)
  • Soy Milk (TJ)
  • Cereal (BJ)
  • Chicken (BJ)
  • GF Lasagna sheets (WF)
  • Canned tomatoes (BJ)

NOTE: We shop majority at Trader Joe’s (TJ), Target (TT) with an occasional visit to Whole foods (WF), BJ’s , Harris Teeters (HT), Lowes Food (LF) and Fresh Market (FM).
NOTE: We do not typically use coupons mainly due to time.

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Weekly Meal Plan – week 9

Let me start by saying, I hate daylight savings when you loose an hour, especially when you only realize it is happening a couple of hours before bed. Woke up this morning, had breakfast and now finishing my breakfast latte while writing this blog and it is midday already – I have not done a whole lot yet. Anyway, into the recap from the week and this week’s plan…..

This week was a much better week. I actually cooked a couple of meals in preparation for the week, and there was less stress at work which made it easier to come home and get things done. I got some brownie points as I was proactive and organized 2 days of walking at lunch with a friend starting this week.

We have switched to gluten-free pasta now for about 6 weeks and I will say everyone in the house (my husband, 5-year-old and myself), have found two great brands that we all love. In fact, we like Quinoa Gluten-free Pasta – Spaghetti Style and the Archer farms Gluten-free Fusilli Pastas better than the old stuff we were using. The price ($2.50-$4.00 range at our local Super Target), taste and overall cooked result are our main reasons for liking these two products. My son, who is a little fussy (not too bad, he’s jus not a vegetable person), asks for seconds and devours the spaghetti by the bowlful.

Gluten-free Pasta

Here is our meal plan for the week:

DAY BREAKFAST DINNER EXERCISE
Saturday ^Strawberry-Banana Whole Wheat Crepes Cabbage Soup (Slow-Cooked which differs from the recipe)*
Sunday ^Strawberry-Banana Whole Wheat Crepes Vegetable Frittata 3-4 Mile Walk
Monday Egg + Berry/Banana Fruit Salad with Flaxseed Vegetable Pasta Bake*
Tuesday Whole Grain Cereal+Soy Fish and Vegetable Pockets 3-4 Mile Walk
Wednesday Oatmeal + Banana and Almond butter ^Pizza @ zPizza (love the options at this place)
Thursday Berry + Banana + Spirulina Smoothie Hungarian Casserole + Quinoa*  3-4 Mile Walk
Friday Berry + Banana + Spirulina Smoothie Vegetable Chilli + Brown Rice + Corn Tortilla’s*

^ indicates my splurge for the week
* Pre-made and can be kept refrigerated or Frozen