My only consolation is knowing that I also bought a non-food item, which brought my bill up by $2.99, so technically I only spent $48.27. I will leave it to you to decide whether I accomplished my goal or not! Here is my meal plan for the week. I've added links to recipes found online, while others will be ones I have at home. If you would like one of the non-linked recipes, just ask!
Tuesday- Ethiopian Cabbage dish with roasted chicken, tossed salad on the side
Wednesday- Brown rice and lentil burgers , no buns
Friday- Ribs and potatoes, tossed salad and mixed veggies on the side
Saturday- Niagara Falls*
Sunday- Veggie lasagna
Monday- Spanish Omelette, Company's Coming The Potato Book
*Most weeks I will only include 6 meals since Jake and I have date nights or if we have outings, like this week. If you need inspiration for Saturday's meal, I would recommend leftovers.
I chose many of these meals based on things I need to finish up, like cabbage and rice, and also things that I have in stock, such as ribs and kidney beans. Your grocery list may look a little different than mine, based on what you have on hand.
- cottage cheese
- frozen spinach
- canned crushed tomatoes x2
- bagged loose leaf spinach (great for smoothies!)
- red onion
- unsweetened coconut
- red pepper
- tomato paste
- canned diced tomatoes
- unsweetened almond milk (also great for smoothies!)
- coconut oil
- Enjoy Life! semi-sweet chocolate chips
The hardest part about grocery shopping is when your husband forgets to tell you he needed cereal, to which I say, "Let's make granola!"