2 posts in 1 day! oh my! My friend Lisa over at Fatchickfedup has once again inspired me! While I was in St. Louis, she wrote a post about 10 Ways to Save Money on Healthy Groceries. The very first thing she shared was about menu planning, and every Monday she links up her menu plan at orgjunkie.com. I have tried to menu plan in the past, but I always ended up straying from my plan or eating out because no one felt like cooking that night. I then had an Ah-ha moment! I should be doing what Lisa is doing! Menu planning and linking up for accountability! If blogging has kept me accountable in so many aspects of my getting healthy journey, then why not this too?
One of the first things I did when I got home from St Louis was menu plan! I planned out the next 2 weeks and purchased only those groceries that I need for these meals (plus the main staples that you should always have on hand). I spent $120 on groceries, and that’s it! I’m pretty excited about that!
I almost always find my recipes on pinterest and I will be linking up thier original source. Also, my husband cooks on the weekends so I am only planning the weekdays! Most times, he bbq’s on the weekends cuz we have a ton of meat in our deep freeze.
Here is the dinner meal plan for the this week!
Monday: Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake
Tuesday: White Enchiladas
Wednesday: Fish in the Crockpot
Thursday: Shrimp Vodka Pasta
Friday: Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos
I LOOOOOVE this website I stumbled across called Eat At Home. It has a ton of recipes (you may notice several of my linked recipes are from that site!) and this awesome, awesome menu planner that I am now using. You gotta check it out!
What’s for dinner at your place?!