love reading all these ideas! we buy fresh fruit/ vegetables (whatever’s on sale) once a week, eat out that day, and then I plan the rest of the week around what we got.
breakfast: banana, spinach, almond butter , almond milk smoothie x 7
breakfast Fiance: strawberry/ blackberry, yogurt, milk smoothie (or cereal) x 7
thurs: Thai leftovers since we went ate out and went grocery shopping tonight.
Friday: chicken thighs with roasted broccoli and duck fat potatoes (!!! Duck fat is worth not being healthy)
sat: stir-fry ginger chicken breast with green beans and rice
sun: sleek – kale, bulgar, black eyed peas, and carmelized onions (+ any leftover chicken)
mon: chicken red curry soup with frozen shrimp.
tue: tuna cakes with lettuce wraps.
My biggest issue is that I don’t like eat to the same thing in a row, and I don’t like the texture of most leftovers. Fiance would happily eat the same pasta with meat sauce and chicken stirfry but since I cook I decide the menu. I try to eat vegetarian dinner atleast once a week, he’ll throw some protein on his. FI eats lunch at work and I make some form of salad with last night’s protein or take in a PB apple sandwich.
Panty always has starch staples: rice, pasta, quinoa, noodles. And that makes it pretty easy to throw complete meals together.
Costco has been awesome for our meal planning since we don’t have to worry about running out of staples. which for us is pesto, frozen chicken, spinach, almond butter…
Rotisserie chicken!! (Or I guess you could roast your own) when we get a rotisserie chicken, meal 1-2 is chicken with vegetable starch sides, meal 3-5 is shredded chicken in a grain salad, pasta or chili. Last week I did baked peppers stuffed with a mixture of quinoa, shredded chicken, kale and pine nuts.