So I am starting a new thing. I am going to be writing out our menu for the week up here, and hopefully that will help me stick to it. I am also assuming that reading another person’s meal plan is SUPER exciting for you people… I might be taking some liberties with that assumption but what can you do. Do you guys like this idea? Be honest!
We have a big problem with eating out–a very, very hungry boyfriend coupled with a tiny kitchen and no dishwasher equals going out to eat at least twice a week. It’s easier than cleaning the kitchen, then making a huge meal, then cleaning the kitchen again because if I so much as fry an egg it looks like I’ve just catered a wedding, but it’s hard to eat as healthy as I’d like when we go out and it’s expensive.
SO, in an effort to remain a little bit accountable and also maybe give you guys some ideas of how to eat healthy/paleo with a busy life and a small budget, here comes our menu for the week of July 2nd.
Editor’s Note: Even though there are only 2 of us, we generally cook enough food for 3-4 regular size portions.
Monday: Hard boiled eggs**|Caesar Salad with avocado|Almonds|Grilled brats, corn on the cob (not Paleo)**
Tuesday: Scrambled eggs with sweet potato**|Spinach salad with berries|Cherries & almonds| This and probably a banana-almond butter-protein smoothie** (dessert for dinner? yes.)
Wednesday (4th of July!): Kale smoothie with spinach and berries|Lunch TBD?|Apricots & cherries|Grilled salmon, beets, sweet potatoes, and peaches
Thursday: Scrambled eggs (plain)**|Banana**|Leftover brats from Monday and grilled veggies**|Apricots|Veggie stir fry from our CSA (spinach, garlic scapes, beets, snow peas), plus carrots, broccoli, and celery**
Friday: Kale smoothie with spinach and berries|Leftover stir fry**|Almonds & apricots| Spinach fritters**
2 dozen eggs, spinach, 1 small bunch lettuce, garlic scapes, radishes, cilantro, beets, cherries, apricots, other various things (like extreme amounts of rhubarb) that we may or may not use this week
We already have:
Almonds, walnuts, 1 bunch bananas
Total cost: $137. A little pricey, a big culprit was getting all those berries… but I’m not going to NOT make dessert for dinner tomorrow night, so…