Well, 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?