Meal Plan #2

00051Well, we succeeded in our first official week of meal planning! Coming in under $125 for the week with lots of yummy food in our bellies (and in our freezer), I came into this week feeling pretty optimistic! Hell, I even added another sweet potato meal! For me, this is a huge thing. Am I the only person alive that doesn’t love sweet potatoes?!

I should note that I expect this week to be a bit on the pricier side. My husband’s birthday is on Tuesday and I do love to shower those I love in culinary treats…We shall see!

Here’s the plan for the week of May 5, 2013:

Monday- Curry with Potatoes, Kale and Chickpeas

Tuesday- Veggie Sichuan Hot Pot with Homemade Peanut Sauce for Judah’s Birthday!! (For those who don’t know what hot pot is- click here for more info. It’s amazing!) We’re also making a homemade rhubarb pie courtesy of Judah’s mom 😉

Wednesday- Sweet Potato Gnocchi with White Sauce (soy milk, flour, butter=deliciousness) and green beans

Thursday- Stirfry with leftover Hot Pot ingredients

Friday-Moroccan Lentil Soup

Saturday- Mango Chipotle Spring Rolls (I got these wrappers from a friend! How cool are they?!) with avocado, cucumber, red pepper, and lettuce. The dip will be leftover peanut sauce from our Hot Pot night. We make a lot!

Sunday- Burritos with leftover pinto beans, a little lettuce, red pepper and homemade salsa

Breakfasts for this week will consist of oatmeal, cereal, fruit, or green smoothies

Lunch will consist of dinner leftovers, brunch (GF pancakes and fruit salad!), and a special birthday treat of tofu pup hot dogs with barbecue chips and all the trimmings. I do love my husband…

Snacks will consist of fruit, popcorn, celery/carrot sticks, and tortilla chips w/ homemade salsa

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we keep to our budget! Any cheap (but healthy) recipes I should keep in mind for the next meal plan?

9 Replies to “Meal Plan #2”

    1. I have to admit, this is actually Judah’s specialty! He’s been perfecting his curry recipe over the years we’ve been married, starting to experiment with curry powder, then trying out curry paste, attempting to pop his own spices, and then finally ending with creating his own spice blend which we keep in the pantry. The nice thing about these trials is that we actually have a few suggestions ranging from those times you’re feeling very ambitious in the kitchen, to those days that you just need to throw a scoop of something into liquid and call it a day! I’ve actually convinced Judah to go through his curry journey on my blog so you can expect a guest post from him next!

  1. I gotta say. Me and the sweet potato aren’t the best of friends. I mean when you want a starts what’s with all the sweatness! I like you have to experiment with it to find what’s good!

    1. I whole-heartedly agree! I have to say though, the Southwest Sweet Potato Shepard Pie and, even more, the Sweet Potato Gnocchi, may have just changed my entire life! The recipes are savory so it tones down some of that…sweet potato-yness… Delicious!

      1. Oh, and if you try the gnocchi, do it with a white gravy. Trust me on this. You want the gravy in the vein of a country-style gravy and biscuits type of deal. You’ll thank me for this, I promise 😉

  2. sorry honey… the sweet potato aversion apparently is genetic, lol. I have to work to find recipes that make me ‘want’ sweet potatoes…so I may have to check out that gnocchi recipe. Wonder if it would work with GF Flour?

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