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Menu Plan Monday

I am on my own starting Wednesday for meals this week, which means I get to try new things that my fiance wouldn’t touch!  While he will be in Vegas, I will be enjoying veggies 🙂 and organizing.  Is that strange that these are the things I choose to do when I am on my own?  Hmm.

Sunday: Corn and Bacon Chowder – this was very yummy, I also added a few more veggies than it called for and the bacon is very little that is crumbled on top.

Monday: Turkey Chili

Tuesday: Chicken Salads (using spinach for the salad and any veggies I have in the fridge)

Wednesday: Vegetable Soup (I made on Sunday night with my veggies that weren’t going to make it through the week.  I will freeze the rest and bring to work for lunches.  It smells really yummy!)  This was a really easy recipe: 1 quart of chicken stock, 1 cup of whole wheat pasta, any combination of veggies (I used zucchini, onion, carrots and spinach), season to taste.  This is going to be my go to recipe to try to save more veggies.

Thursday: Sweet potato, leek and ham soup (I guess I am in a soup mood)

Friday: Dinner with friends


Menu Plan Monday

Sorry, I have not been posting my Menu Plan Monday posts!  Now that I have moved and all of my kitchen is unpacked, I am ready to start planning again.

I have been working out in a boot camp class since August 2009 and I love it!  I would highly recommend to anyone who needs the extra motivation to find a group exercise class or event!  I keep going because I am paying for it and I could not be happier with the results!  Included in this class is help with food choices, which I really need help with!  Therefore, my meals are going to be geared towards making better food choices and incorporating healthy items into my week.

Breakfast – Protein smoothie: 1 scoop chocolate protein power, 1/2 c soy milk, 1 banana and 1/2 teas peanut butter x 3 days.  Kashi cereal x 2 days, plus a hard-boiled egg as a snack (to add protein)

Lunch – Leftovers from night before x 3.  Turkey sandwich x 2.

Snacks – carrots, celery and peanut butter, zucchini bread (homemade last night), apples, and nuts.  I have a minimum of 1 snacks in between meals.

Monday – Dinner: Bacon, Ranch, Mac and Cheese (I know probably not totally approved, but I use the Cooking Light Recipe here)

Tuesday – Dinner: Chicken Salads (I use spinach as my salad and I add whatever veggies I have in fridge)

Wednesday – Dinner: Maple Glazed Salmon Filets with Asparagus and a Salad.

Thursday – Egg scramble with spinach and veggies.

Friday – Dinner with friends and my birthday 🙂

Feel free to share with us your healthy meal ideas.  Thanks, A

Menu Plan Monday

January turned out to be a very cheap month since we tried to eat out of our pantry for the month!  We will continue eating out of our pantry for the next two weeks while we are in the process of moving.  Then I will have more time to be more creative in our meals and also work towards creating more healthy meals for less money.

Monday: Dinner out with Friends

Tuesday: Dinner out due to traveling

Wednesday: Chicken and veggies

Thursday: Butternut squash ravioli and sage butter sauce

Friday: Dinner with friends

Saturday and Sunday: Leftovers and something with Chicken (we have quite a bit of chicken left)


Menu Plan Monday

It is almost the end of January and I am very impressed with how much I have been able to use out of my cupboards!  Here is my list of dinners for this week:

Monday: Chicken salads

Tuesday: Pasta with a veggie

Wednesday: Chicken, sweet potato, and veggie

Thursday: Dinner at friends house

Friday: I will be traveling

Saturday: I will be traveling


Menu Plan Monday

We are half way through the month and I didn’t think I would have enough stuff in my pantry to participate in the Eating from the Pantry month-long challenge.  Then we decided to move to a new apartment in the middle of Feb., so it became more of a necessity.  I am hoping to have less food to move 🙂  I have only been buying produce, milk and eggs.  Here is my meal plan for this week:

Monday: Spaghetti and turkey meatballs

Tuesday: Chicken tacos

Wednesday: Cornish Game Hens with mashed potatoes and veggies

Thursday: Chicken Salad

Friday: Dinner with my boyfriends family for his birthday. 

Saturday: Leftovers


Menu Plan Monday

This week’s meals should be very easy because most are leftover from my freezer cooking a couple months ago.  As I’ve mentioned before, we are making an effort to clean out our freezer and pantry this month and spend as little as possible on food this month. 


Lunch: Spinach Florentine

Dinner: Beef Soup


Lunch: Leftover Soup/Spinach Florentine

Dinner: Spaghetti Squash


Lunch: Leftover Beef Soup/Spaghetti Squash

Dinner: Braised Beef


Lunch: Leftover Spaghetti Squash/Braised Beef

Dinner: Homemade Pizza (with Trader Joe’s dough, still have not foundrecipe we like)


Lunch: Leftover Braised Beef/Pizza

Dinner: Savory Chicken Squares


Lunch: Beef Stew

Dinner with friends


Lunch: Spaghetti Pie

Dinner out

Menu Plan Monday

I hope everyone is having a great start to the holiday week!  My menu plan is a little slim this week, since I will be at my parents house for Thanksgiving (I am hoping it will snow!).

Sunday – Black Pepper Crusted Prime Rib with baked yams (very yummy!)

Monday – Winter Minestrone Soup (with leftover prime rib)

Tuesday – Leftovers

Wednesday – Traveling all day.  Whatever Mom is making 🙂  I love the holidays

Thursday – Thanksgiving

Friday and Saturday – Leftovers

Sunday – Traveling all day.

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Meal Plan…Tuesday

Brooke’s Meal Plan

A day late and not too exciting but after Mark’s birthday party this weekend I don’t need to do much planning of meals with all the leftovers we have. 

Monday: Leftover Carne Asada Tacos

Tuesday: Leftover Enchilada Casserole (I added diced tomatoes, corn, and taco seasoning and cut up the tortillas as suggested.  I did not use tempeh)

Wednesday: Happy Birthday, Mark!  Hmm, what will we eat at Disneyland?

Thursday: Burritos

Friday & Saturday:  Dinner at my parents’

 Extras: I will be steaming and pureeing our pumpkins to make Pumpkin Gingerbread and baking Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies at some point this week.

Monday Menu Plan


Autumn’s Monday Menu Plan:

Monday: Spinach, Chicken, and Feta Salad

Tuesday: Leftover Taco Soup (See last week for the recipe)

Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken

Thursday: Dinner with Friends

Friday: Chicken Tacos

See other great Monday Menu Plans here.

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