Time for my second two-week meal plan. I am posting one week at a time, but I decided in the New Year that I would try planning and shopping for two weeks at a time. Hopefully, I will save both time and money this way.
So far, I think it is working. Definitely saving time by not having to drive 25 minutes each week to do my shopping. And, I think I am saving money – but that will take a few months to really determine. I am buying so much stuff for the two weeks that I think I am more hesitant to buy anything not on the list!
The other new thing for me with this week’s plan is that I am going to make a serious effort to cut wheat and dairy out of my diet for a time to see if it clears up the really dry, red patches on my nursing baby’s cheeks. My theory at this time (after trying every lotion under the sun!) is that it could be an allergy/sensitivity or teething. Let the experiment begin . . . What do you think?
So, here is my plan for the first of the two weeks:
I am SO TIRED of all of my kids being SO TIRED of the things we normally have for breakfast. This week I am just going to have a list of things they can choose from and let them choose from the list each morning. We’ll see if this is even more irritating than their burnout on the usual :). Oh, and one morning I do plan to make Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes (yum!).
- apples and peanut butter
- smoothie (strawberry oatmeal, date night, fruit and veggie)
Black bean and corn salsa w/fresh tomatoes, corn chips
Lettuce Wraps, egg salad, veggies
Baked Potatoes, cheese (none for me, of course :(), broccoli, fruit
Crock Pot Spaghetti, veggies
Lentil Stew, veggies
Leftovers x 2
Vietnamese Fried Rice, fruit
Beef and Cabbage Soup, fruit
Taco Soup, corn chips, cheese (again – not for me), fruit
Honey Pecan Salmon, sweet potatoes, green beans
White Bean Chili, peas, fruit
Roasted Potatoes, Sausage and Green Beans, fruit
- Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins
- Dried fruit
- Fresh fruit
I have previously cooked black beans in my freezer already, so I will just need to make a big crock pot full of pinto beans this week. I also plan to make homemade chicken stock and beef stock – to use and to freeze.
What do you have planned for the week?
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