Monday, November 7, 2011

New Meal Plan + A Tip

This week will be a little different for us as I have an obligation early in the week that will keep busy for a couple of days and later in the week we have a little special plan for some extra family time (I will share more next week after our plan is complete)! Anyways we are super excited for all of this great food!

Each week I am now going to try and give you an tip on how to increase the benefits of your meal plan and hopefully to help your grocery budget shrink (unless you are already at the lowest possible point)!

TIP #1: My first tip meal planning tip is that you should really meal plan the whole week - any meals you eat including snacks.  Count out what you actually need (i.e. 5 plums, 2 heads of lettuce etc etc.).  Obviously you will have times when you cannot follow your exact plan but you should have things in  your pantry to get you through some hiccups.  Without a full meal plan you are either going to run out of food or throw spoiled food away and both would be a bummer.  So try to meal plan for this week (or next) with a whole food plan!

Breakfasts:

Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Applesauce, Yogurt
Cereal, Yogurt, Frozen Blueberries
Chocolate Chip Muffins, Yogurt, Plums
Donuts, Plums, Yogurt
Sausage & Veggie Omelets, Peaches
Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Pears
French Toast, Ham Steak, Blueberries (frozen)

Lunches:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Snap Peas, Plums
Egg Salad Sandwiches, Goldfish Crackers, Applesauce
Loaded Baked Potatoes, Pineapple, Snap Peas
Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Snap Peas, Pineapple
Cheese, Crackers, Salami, Fruit
Hot Dogs, Chips, Carrots, Oranges

Dinners:

Fire Island Ziti, Garlic Bread
Moroccan Chicken, Rice, Cauliflower
Grilled New York Steaks, Baked Beans, Broccoli
Hamburgers, Baked Potatoes, Corn
Southwest Chicken, Long Grain Wild Rice, Brussels Sprouts
Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread

Baking/Extra Cooking:

Homemade Applesauce
Brownies
Chocolate Chips Muffins
Peanut Butter Softies

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