Meal Plan – Week 3

It’s another short week for us! This week, we feature 4 easy recipes. We have a busy week, so we wanted to keep the recipes short and simple. Our featured protein is black beans and quinoa. As you know, we don’t cook with rice, pastas, breads. But we do occasionally sneak in some quinoa as a carbohydrate. It is protein and fiber rich and is a fairly versatile ingredient. We also love cooking with black beans. There’s always plenty of black beans in our pantry (both dry and canned). Our bill for this week was $63, which is not too bad for a week of meals for 2 people. It averages out to be $3.94 per meal.


  1. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Bowl
  2. Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato “Hash”
  3. Black Bean and Quinoa Salad
  4. Braised Mushroom and Cauliflower

Shopping List:

Disclaimer: In all our recipes, we use a core set of ingredients/spices that I have not included in this shopping list. These are things we have in our pantry all the time. So if you don’t have coriander, chipotle pepper, olive oil, vegetable oil, salt, honey, cumin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, you will need to purchase these as well.

  • Avocado (2)
  • Mango (2)
  • Cauliflower (2 heads)
  • Black Beans (2 can)
  • Jalapeno (2-3)
  • Limes (6-8)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Green Onion (1 bunch)
  • Sweet Potato (3 large)
  • Brussel Sprouts (1 bag)
  • Quinoa
  • Corn (2)
  • Red Bell Pepper (1)
  • Mushroom (1 box, gourmet blend if you are able to find)
  • Sesame Oil


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