Meal Plan Monday Edition 3: 24 April – 05 May

I know what you’re thinking. 24 April – 05 May? Wait a sec, Beck. That’s two weeks! Well yes, yes it is. I thought I’d spice things up a bit by posting two weeks worth of meals and a more comprehensive shopping list, since that’s more realistic to my life. What I mean by that is this – I’ll frequently buy family packages of meat and free half, only to pull that other half out sometime during the next week for dinner one night. So in theory I may spend $125 on groceries for one week, thus overspending my grocery budget; I’m only spending $75 the next week, which evens out the budget.

I could always just adjust my budget…but this seemed easier. Let’s just go with it.

Note: I’m still only posting meals for the week, since weekends tend to be a free for all in our house and typically consist of leftovers.

Week One: 24-28 April

Sunday Prep Work:

– roast and shred one chicken

-Cook 1.5 lbs turkey meatballs (Greek or Mediterranean seasoning)

-Shred/Chop lettuce and salad vegetables

Sunday Dinner (23 April): Tuna Casserole

Monday, 24 April:

B: HB egg, tomato, and avocado

L: leftover tuna casserole

L2: ham and cheese tortilla roll-up, mini apple, chips, granola bar, milk and capri sun

D: pork tenderloin with rainbow slaw

Tuesday, 25 April:

B: overnight oats

L: leftover pork and slaw

L2: chicken dipper lunchable, clementine, granola bar, milk and apple juice

D: Shredded Mediterranean Chicken Bowls

Wednesday, 26 April

B: scrambled eggs, 1/2 avocado

L: Mediterranean Chicken Bowls

L2: chicken apple sausage slices, clementine, chips, granola bar, milk, capri sun

D: Turkey meatballs with greek inspired rice and broccoli  (15 minute meal if meatballs are pre-cooked!)

Thursday, 27 April

B: HB egg, tomato, avocado

L: turkey meatballs with rice and broccoli

L2: ham and cheese roll-up, apple, chips, granola bar, milk and juice box

D: Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks, salad

Friday, 28 April

B: overnight oats

L: leftover chicken and salad

L2: chicken apple sausage slices, clementine, chips, granola bar, milk and apple juice

D: Homemade Pizza Night

Week One Shopping List (items for both weeks are noted with an *)

Protein

*Eggs, 4 dozen

*Pork Tenderloin (family pack)

*Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage (1 package)

*Ground Turkey, 3lb family pack

*Chicken Drumsticks, family pack

Rotisserie Chicken, pre-cooked (or one roaster chicken)

Produce

spaghetti squash

*cherry tomatoes, family pack

*Avocado, 4 pack

*Mini Apples (4)

1 bag Rainbow Slaw

*Blueberries, 2 pints

*1 bag shredded kale

*1 head napa cabbage

*1 head iceberg lettuce

*.5 lb brussels sprouts

*clementines, one bag

Dairy

*1 tub plain greek yogurt

*1 bottle Siggi’s brand plain yogurt drink

*3 bags shredded mozzarella cheese

*1 jar tzatziki sauce

Deli

*.5 lb deli ham

*.5 lb sliced cheese

Frozen

1 bag peas and carrots

Other

*Chicken Dipper Lunchables, 2

*1 package flour tortillas

*party pack frito lay chips (for lunches)

*3 jars pizza sauce

3 packages premade pizza dough (Trader Joe’s)

Approximate Cost (using local Wegmans): $141.00

 

Week Two:1-5 May:

Sunday Prep Work:

-Make cauliflower Rice

-Brine/Grill 2 chicken breasts

-Cook 1.5 lbs ground turkey

-Chop any additional salad veggies

-Make Frittata (egg, kale, cherry tomato, sausage)

Sunday Dinner (30 April): Cauliflower Rice with Ground Turkey

Monday, 01 May:

B: frittata, strawberry slices

L: Grilled Chicken Salad with Tzatziki

L2: Chicken Dipper Lunchable, mini apple, granolo bar, milk and capri sun

D: Balsamic Glazed Chicken with Carrots and Parsnips

Tuesday, 02 May:

B: overnight oats

L: leftover balsamic chicken and vegetables

L2: chicken apple sausage, clementine, carrot sticks, granola bar, milk, apple juice

D: Shrimp Stir-Fry

Wednesday, 03 May:

B; frittata, strawberry slices

L: cauliflower rice with ground turkey

L2: ham and cheese roll-ups, mini apple, granola bar, chips, milk and apple juice

D: Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with roasted green beans and apple sauce

Thursday, 04 May:

B: HB egg, tomato, avocado

L: leftover pork and green beans and applesauce

L2: tuna snack, clementine, carrot sticks, granola bar, milk and capri sun

D: Paprika Chicken Drumsticks, roast potatoes, salad

Friday, 05 May:

B: fritatta or overnight oats

L: leftover chicken, potatoes, salad

L2: chicken apple sausage, mini apple, chips, granola bar, milk and juice box

D: Homemade Pizza

Week Two Shopping List (Items with * will be used next time!)

Protein

1lb italian sausage

*Boneless, skinless chicken thighs (family pack)

*Boneless, skinless chicken  breasts (family pack)

Produce

1 pint strawberries

*2lbs carrots

1lb parsnips

1lb green beans

3 white potatoes

**before you shop, check if you need to purchase any additional salad vegetables!

Other

1 bag frozen stir-fry vegetables

3 packages premade pizza dough (Trader Joe’s)

Approximate Total (prices based on local Wegmans): $50

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