Meal Plan Week # 1

Eating healthy takes some planning. But if you plan ahead, it makes life easier! Generally, we go shopping Sunday afternoon for the week. This weekend, we decided to do something fun. We have 5 delicious and flavor-forward recipes planned for the week. Here’s what we have on the menu. If you are interested, use the shopping list below to get your weekly groceries. The great news, it doesn’t cost much to be healthy. Our bill was only $57.43 for the whole week. That’s five dinners and five lunches for two people; that $2.87 per meal. That’s a steal!

The key here is that these recipes overlap and use similar ingredients so that nothing goes to waste. The proteins we are featuring this week are chick peas and green lentils.

Menu

Day 1: Kale, sweet potato, avocado salad with avocado and lime yogurt sauce with crispy spicy chick peas

Day 2: Spaghetti squash with eggplant meatballs and homemade tomato sauce

Day 3: Green lentils with a Tabbouleh Salad and dill yogurt sauce

Day 4: Eggplant Baba ganoush with chick pea and cucumber salad with a yogurt dill sauce

Day 5: Adobo lentil taco bowl with tomato, corn, mango, jalapeno salsa

Shopping List 

(Disclaimer: This list doesn’t include the essentials that we use daily such as salt, olive oil, dried basil, dried parsley, dried oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper. So if you don’t have these at home, you will need to purchase these as well.)

  • Chick peas (4 cans)
  • Green lentils (2 bags)
  • Avocado (3 large)
  • Lime (6-8)
  • Eggplant (2 large)
  • Onions (1 bag)
  • Spaghetti squash (1 medium sized)
  • Tomatoes (5-6 large)
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • English cucumber (2)
  • Kale (1 bag)
  • Sweet potatoes (2 large)
  • Serrano or Jalapeno peppers (2-3)
  • Eggs (Half dozen)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Corn (2)
  • Mango (1)
  • Garlic
  • Yogurt
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (1 can)
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Tahini
  • Panko Bread Crumbs

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