So I haven’t shared a meal plan on the blog for awhile, and I wanted to get back to it. My meal planning has changed a little bit. I have been creating two plans a week instead of one, and grocery shopping twice. I decided to switch up the way I meal plan as I was finding that some of the produce I was buying was going bad. Also, we would end up not always making what I planned and would have too much food.
We have been tightening up the budget lately, and groceries was one of the major things we chose to cut back on. I have heard that doing groceries multiple days a week can lead to spending more money, but it has been working for us. My goal is to spend $50/grocery trip, or $100/week. We also do a big Costco trip once a month where we aim to spend no more than $300. We buy most of our meat from Costco.
Speaking of meat, you may notice that this week’s meal plan is fairly meatless. Lochlyn isn’t a fan of eating meat at the moment, and I have never particularly enjoyed it, so we have decided to make more vegetarian options. Josh is still a carnivore, so dinners have meat added to keep him happy.
Here is Monday-Friday’s meal plan – recipes courtesy of Oh She Glows!
- Veggie Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Lime Sauce
- Salad with leftover Thai Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
- Green Powerhouse Pesto Plate w/ Chicken
- Cauli-Power Fettuccine “Alfredo” w/ Salmon
- Thai Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers w/ Tilapia, quinoa, and carrots
- Salted Almond Butter Fudge (Yum!)
- Lots of smoothies!
- Bananas (a lot) – $4.04
- Lemons (2) – $1.54
- Lime – $0.33
- Pineapple – $2.97
- Avocado (2) – $1.94
- Carrots – $2.27
- Cucumber – $1.00
- Cauliflower – $4.47
- Lettuce – $1.47
- Bell peppers (3) – $3.47
- Spinach – $2.77
- Yellow onion – $0.87
- Sweet potato – $2.72
- Russet potato – $0.49
- Chickpeas – $0.97
- Crackers (for Josh) – $2.48
- Tofu (2) – $3.94
- Chocolate milk (for Josh) – $5.85
I realize this list doesn’t include everything needed to make these recipes. We already had quite a few ingredients on hand, and I also made some substitutions to save a little cash.
I’ll be posting another meal plan this weekend.