This week I am feeling good about my menu plan. Last week I didn't make one nor did I make a concrete grocery shopping list, which basically threw my whole week off. Dinners were jumbled and we ended up getting take out a couple of times. I was also very snippy all week because I didn't buy enough food to keep me feeling energized- I am gluten and dairy free so I need to take a lot of care in planning what I have on hand. I normally do a lot of my food prep on Sunday but this did not happen last week and it showed.
This week I already have a huge bowl of rice in the fridge, black beans soaking for a new side dish I am trying (there will be leftovers for me to freeze), lettuce washed and ready to eat and watermelon all cut up. Tomorrow I plan on making some hard boiled eggs and a batch of kale chips. I am also going to make a gigantic batch of waffles for the kids- I freeze them for quick and easy breakfasts.
So, here is my menu plan for the week. This is what I bought for the week, but I am also planning on going to a local grocery store on Tuesday (they are have a 2 day sale) to buy scrod for $3.99/lb, cherry tomatoes for .99, cucumbers for .74, celery for $1.49, kiwi for .50 each and bananas for .39/lb.
Buffalo Chicken Wraps (my husband used tortillas and I used lettuce)
Salad with Homemade Croutons
Rice (I make up a huge batch and then freeze the leftovers)
The kids had cereal and fruit because they don't like super spicy food
Meatloaf (will make using homemade gluten free breadcrumbs and almond milk)
Slow Cooker Italion Dressing Chicken
Best Black Beans Ever (recipe from the Jan/Feb issue of The Whole Deal- will post later)
Baked Scrod with Lemon Herb Panko Crumbs (I will use homemade gluten free bread crumbs)
Tacos with Cheese, Tomatoes and Lettuce
Homemade Refried Beans (from my freezer)
Homemade Chicken Soup (my family will get noodles and I will get rice)
Homemade Pizza (I have gluten free crusts for myself in the freezer) with Nitrate Free Pepperoni
I will top my pizza with just sauce, mushrooms (from my freezer) and green peppers (from my freezer)
Alexia Waffle Fries
Fruit for the kids
I am participating in I'm an Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.