Menu Week of 7/2

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.

Menu:

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**

**Especially budget-friendly

Shopping List (also: 12 organic buffalo bratwurst, coconut flakes, honey, whey protein powder, 1 bunch bananas, and some peaches):

From CSA:
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…


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3 thoughts on “Menu Week of 7/2

  1. Do ya’ll have any farmers markets near your area? They usually aren’t cheaper, but you are contributing to your local farmers. We spend about the same every week. It’s pricey, but it’s definitely worth being healthy in my opinion. I really like the new blog. Great job on the transition!

    • Thanks, Becky! We do have a farmer’s market but we also get weekly food from a CSA which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, so we get a weekly box of produce from a local farm. It’s still a little early in the season so we’ve mostly just been getting greens so far, but later in the summer we are expecting tomatoes, artichokes, squash, peaches…

    • Thanks, Becky! We do have a farmer’s market but we also get weekly food from a CSA which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, so we get a weekly box of produce from a local farm. It’s still a little early in the season so we’ve mostly just been getting greens so far, but later in the summer we are expecting tomatoes, artichokes, squash, peaches… And I totally agree that spending money on healthy food is worth the money.

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