Meal Plan – Week #2

We hope you enjoyed our meal plan from last week. This week we only have 4 recipes since we have a short week (best friend is getting married). But regardless, the recipes are quick and easy and diverse in flavor so you don’t get sick of eating the same things. This week, we are featuring tofu and black eyed peas as our protein. The bill for this week was $51.70. Each meal makes 4 servings (2 for dinner and 2 for lunch the next day). So that is equivalent to $3.23 per meal, which is not bad! Its definitely cheaper and healthier than eating out.

Menu:

  1. Black Eye Pea Salad with Mangoes and Toasted Almonds and Peach Vinagrette
  2. Tofu and Vegetable Salad
  3. “naked” black eye pea burger (served with lettuce wraps instead of bread)
  4. Thai Basil Lettuce wraps

Shopping List:

  • Black eye peas (1.5 bag or 4 cans)
  • Limes (4-5)
  • Salad Greens (1 bag) – We used the Cruciferous Crunch Collection from Trader Joes, it features kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage and red cabbage)
  • Basil
  • Mango (1)
  • Peach (1-2)
  • Tofu (1 Extra Firm, 1 Firm)
  • Lettuce (1 head)
  • Red Bell Pepper (1)
  • Scallions (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Cremini mushrooms (sliced, 1 box)
  • Tomato (1 large)
  • Jalapeno (1)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Ginger (1 small stalk)
  • Thai Chili (2)
  • Onion (2)
  • Garlic (15-20 cloves)

Disclaimer: The list doesn’t include basics that we have in our home such as salt, black pepper, olive oil, vegetable oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, crushed red pepper,  brown sugar, coriander powder. If you do not have these in your home, you will need to purchase them as well. But the good news is these ingredients are versatile and used almost weekly in our cooking.

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