Thursday, January 30, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan

So here we go! My first meal plan here on my blog! It's so exciting to m that I have so many lovely people who use my recipes and have made them their own "go-to" choices for their meals! Of course, I want this to be the most useful for you all so please comment suggestions or questions and we can make this weekly post the best for you all! My plan is to post 4-5 meals a week leaving the day of the week up to you. The shopping list will be a rough one, assuming that you already have the standard ingredients that most recipes use. I am going to use recipes from my site and I will also pick one from one of my many favorite food blogs, giving them the credit of course.
Thank you so much for supporting my passion!

Vegie Egg Rolls

Cheesy Gnocchi and Vegetable Chowder


Sausage and Pepper Pasta with Homemade Parmesan and Herb Bread


Chicken Fajita Salad with a Cilantro and Lime Vinaigrette

My Super Bowl food pick is this wing recipe by Daphne Oz. I don't have a picture to use because I haven't made them yet but I am sure they will be a crowd pleaser! There is one change I am going to make to them. Instead of wings, I am going to chunk up some chicken breasts and marinate them overnight. I plan to pan seer them and then bake them in this sauce. I also think that this method would be AMAZING with some broccoli added while baking and served over brown rice for dinner. That is why I am adding this to the weekly meal plan! Let's comment on what we think of this new recipe!
I also wanted to add a snack to make for your family. Maybe something you've never made before. I chose my homemade granola bars! They are really wonderful.
Consider trying a new habit of smoothie making. I have a smoothie each day. If it's not my breakfast then it is my lunch. It has brought an easy and portable way to get fruits and vegies into my day! Here's my link for my smoothie and some other healthy snack and meal ideas.
Grocery List
Vegetables and Produce Dept.
Broccoli Slaw
Egg Roll Wrappers
Bell Peppers
Ginger root
Other Products
Frozen soup vegies -carrots, peas, corn
Canned Pineapple in it's own juice
Chicken Broth
Whole Wheat Pasta (dream fields low carb is good too)
Brown Rice
Yeast packets
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Any of the meat meals could be turned into a Vegetarian Meal
Italian Sausage- I used Turkey
Chicken Breasts
*I've picked meals that use the same ingredients twice. When you're cutting peppers, just take the extra few minutes to slice up all the peppers and then for your next meal, you'll already be prepped. 
*This list didn't include the snack or the smoothie ingredients*

*Read over the recipes to make sure you have the "staples" such as olive oil, garlic powder, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, unbleached sugar, white whole wheat flour, parmesan "shaker" cheese.

*Walmart sells both the unbleached or raw sugar and the white whole wheat flour. In my opinion, just switching those two ingredients can bring much better health to your family*

These are the two that I use. They are both GMO free! I get them at Walmart.


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