This week’s Frugal Weekly Meal Plan was very simple. We actually didn’t have to worry about as many meals as usual because Monday was a holiday so we ate grilled cheese & then had a picnic with our friends, and I’m out of town this weekend so that’s another handful of meals we didn’t need to worry about. We definitely had enough food for those other meals, and ended up freezing a few portions of the Hawaiian Lentils.
Pear Baked Oatmeal Bars
Hard Boiled Eggs + Sriracha & Green Smoothies
Eggs w/ kale & canned tomatoes
Waffles (Birthday waffles! Not healthy at all!)
Pepperjack & Shredded Chicken (from freezer) Grilled Cheese
Loaded Baked Cauliflower + Meatballs (from freezer)
Taco Salad (iceberg, taco meat, black beans, salsa, avocado, queso fresco)
Snacks: apples, carrots, string cheese, dried cherries, Pepperjack CheeseItz <– I <3 CheeseItz
At least if I have to go back to work I can have a great lunch! Loaded Cauliflower Casserole on the bottom (so yummy! Made with kale this time), plus some meatballs from the freezer. Snacks on top: Apple slices, dried cherries, and (treat!) pepper jack cheese itz. #glutenfree #cheese #cheddarisbetter #healthylunch #bento #mylunchisbetterthanyours
I really liked what we did this week. An easy slow-cooker meal, a salad, and then a rich 4-servings type of dish. All of my meals were very satisfying, and I wasn’t particularly hungry. I’m really starting to get a hang of this! I’ve started to incorporate a not-so-healthy snack into the rotation each week because it just feels like a treat and removes that extra step of making a snack, like muffins or bars, for that week. I don’t plan to keep it this way forever, but for now, it’s fine.
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There’s more to say about this week – but I have to leave for the airport in about 10 minutes (visiting Grandma & fam in St. Louis!), so I gotta bounce!