I shared the pictures of my grocery shopping trip this morning and had a couple of requests for my plan for the week. I spent $99, and this should last us 10 days. I do have a few things on hand, like frozen chicken breasts and ground beef that I will be using as well.
Here's what I bought!
3lbs Red Grapes
2lb bag of Lemons
Trio of colored peppers
Green Leaf Lettuce
Yogurt for Russ
Greek Yogurt for me
(Yes, I buy them already boiled and peeled. Judge me if you must, but it's a huge time saver. Not to mention I have not been able to easily peel eggs here in Florida, it's always a struggle and I end up with more wasted egg than anything.)
Whole Wheat Flour
Cream of Tartar
Condensed Milk x 2
Applesauce Cups (I use them for baking. One is just shy of 1/2c)
Taco Seasoning (I need to make up another batch of my own!)
1lb Turkey Breast
Hershey Kisses for Russ
Frozen Chicken Strips
(These last 3 are because Zach came home unexpectedly for the day and I needed something quick to make him for dinner!)
This is my meal plan for the week. Please ignore how messy it is, I didn't realize I'd be sharing it when I made it! Russ's is on the back side, it's similar to mine with a few changes based on our personal likes. We both always have a Complete Shake for breakfast, and the days Russ works at JSO we will also have a Shake for dinner. He doesn't get home until almost 7pm and neither of us like eating that late. I work from 6am-2pm so I have my shake while I'm getting the kids breakfast, then I always eat 2 boiled eggs around 9 and sometimes a yogurt. After the kids are fed at 11:30 I eat my lunch. Then I eat a snack around 3 and we have dinner when Russ gets home at either 5:30 or 7pm. I am a creature of habit and can eat the same things everyday for weeks without getting tired of it!
I tend to make things on the weekend that I can take to work throughout the day for my lunch. This weekend I am making Chicken-Sprouts Casserole but I am altering it quite a bit to bring the calories down. I am also making the Broccoli, Bacon & Blueberry Salad* that we love. I have 1 steak in the freezer that I will cook and slice up to put on top of our salad Monday night. Tuesday night we are having Verde Chicken Soup*. Friday night will be leftovers, and Saturday we will be in Daytona visiting Zach at College for Family Weekend. Wed & Thursday nights we'll have a Shake.
The things I planned for our snacks this week are:
A variety of raw veggies w/ Hummus (homemade)
I also made these Chocolate Muffins for Russ for a treat, cause I'm nice like that :)
And I made these M&M Chocolate Oat Bars for Zach to take back to school with him. I know, I know... you're all wondering what's up with me today because I hate to bake!
Here are the recipes for the above mentioned meals:
Broccoli, Bacon and Blueberry Salad
10 slices of bacon cooked and chopped into bite sized pieces (I use turkey bacon)
2lbs fresh broccoli (2-3 large crowns) rinsed well and cut into bite sized pieces
1/2c fresh blueberries
1c mayo (I use 1/2c mayo and 1/2c Greek yogurt)
4 Tbsp sunflower seeds
half of a red onion, diced (too much for me, I use 1/4 c)
Mix all together and let sit for a few hours before eating.
And the soup...
I hope this helps those of you that asked me for ideas, or how I plan our menu's and my shopping trip!