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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

For months now I've been posting my meal plans over at baby get green.  I'm happy to have Trader Joe's and Whole Foods so close and to be meal planning specifically with those stores in mind. That said, I'm sure with some simple tweaking (on some items and prices) the meals can be flexibly used even if you don't shop at one or both of these stores.

I do want to add that we are going with no meat or dairy right now.  I've been getting eggs and milk for Evee.  Meat and dairy will be basically out of our diets for this Monday's meal plan and the next, but after that it will go back to some meat, eggs and dairy for sure.   In the mean time, it will definitely look more like a vegan diet the next 2 weeks - thanks for being flexible!

I will do a follow up post on where we bought the items and how much it totaled.  I'll go to Trader Joe's first and then follow up with Whole Foods.  

Breakfasts and Lunches
  • Oatmeal
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable Soup
  • Veggies and hummus
  • Pita and roasted garlic
  • Brown rice and veggies

Meals

Monday - Brown Rice Palif (w/ sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts and w/out prosciutto) - recipe from "the whole deal"
Tuesday - Hummus with pita or homemade chapitas (how to cook dry beans for hummus), veggies
Wednesday - Whole wheat pasta with tomatoes & zucchini (without the cheese) - both a recipe from "the whole deal" and there is a similar one from More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook) (under Spaghetti & Zucc sauce)
Thursday - Vegetarian tacos with whole wheat shells
Friday - Curried lentils
Saturday - Homemade whole wheat pizza with lots of veggies (and no cheese) - using this crust recipe
Sunday - Hearty Minestrone Soup - again from "the whole deal" - we will substitute with whole wheat pasta


Grocery List
  • Brown rice
  • Tomato paste
  • Pine nuts
  • Pinto beans - to make refried beans
  • Whole wheat tortilla shells
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • Fresh tomato (plum)
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • (Possibly) curry powder
  • Carrots
  • Savoy cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cannellini or white beans
  • Fruit - whatever is on sale
I already have some of the other ingredients - lentils, olive oil, broccoli, peppers, canned tomatoes, garlic...  I also have started growing basil and parsley, so I have that fresh for the recipes calling for that. 

Hope your meal plan is a fun one this week! You can also always check out other Meal Plans over at Organizing Junkie!

5 comments:

Rona's Home Page said...

You have some yummy recipes planned.
I love MPM. I get so much inspiration from the participants.
Well, I'm listening to The Closer episodes online. I hope you have a great week!

Deana said...

Wow, I love your goal of spending $50 at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. I'm trying to reduce my awful habits of spending $200 at Kroger and Giant Eagle (we *really* cannot afford that kind of grocery budget...that's what happens when we don't plan well).

Hummus is one of my favorite foods ever.

MOMMY said...

You are so lucky to have both a Trader Joe's and Whole Foods nearby! We love both stores and shop them whenever we can (they are two minutes from each other) but we live about an hour away from the closest ones. Even though we eat meat and dairy I think your menu sounds great!

Aimee
journalofamomma.blogspot.com

Zonnah said...

Hearty Minestrone Soup sounds really good right now.

darnold23 said...

Please come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Mister Linky is up and ready for your favorite slow cooker recipe. Come check it out. Thanks. Debbie