Monday, April 25, 2011

Eating Well on Sixty: 4/22-4/28

I could easily spend an entire paycheck at the store each week. Sometimes I make excuses to go to Whole Foods when I really don't need to. Luckily, Brett is quite good at knowing when we really do need to, and when I'm just having WF hallucinations. (That alone probably saves us close to $1000 each year).But now that new school bills are looming in the very near future, it's time to get serious. And since I couldn't find many $60 meal plans that were healthy, delicious and vegetarian, I decided that I would create my own. Armed with three $20 bills, we will eat. And we will eat well.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! I was (and still am) kind of under the weather. Allergies/head cold (As amazing as my job is, I'm pretty sure that the only downside of hanging out with kids under 6 means I'm around more runny noses than usual)=Easter Sunday with Indian take- out (Aloo Palak & Aloo Chole are my buddies).  Thanks, tax return ;)

This week, we spent $44 at the store...not too shabby, eh? And this, my friends, is what we're eating:

-homemade frozen banana pancakes (I add in 1 mashed banana to batter) with fruit
-egg white scramble with tomato and  basil, english muffin
-oatmeal with raisins and walnuts, egg white omelet


Most days, leftovers from dinner will be eaten the next day as lunch. Other days, these are what I rotate in:
-baby green salad with green peppers, tofu
-tofurkey deli slices (buy on sale and freeze! this is a treat!) on homemade rustic bread, fruit, slice of cheese, carrots or celery

-Pizza on homemade dough, salad

-Black Bean Chili with Rustic Bread and grapes

-Take Out from THIS amazing place...if you're local, try it! The dine in experience is not the most thrilling, but the food is incredible.

-Lemony Baked Tofu with spinach couscous and salad.
(I got the tofu recipe from this cookbook, which is now one of my absolute favorites. Highly recommend it!)

-Pasta with salad

-Tomato/Basil/Mozzarella Grilled Sandwich on rustic bread, steamed zucchini, salad

-Slow Cooker Coconut Veggie/Chickpea Curry over jasmine rice, salad and cantaloupe

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

-popcorn with parmesan cheese and spices
-greek yogurt with grapes
-homemade flax banana bread with cucumber slices
-mini smoothies with frozen fruit

Last Week

I hope you're eating well this week, and if you want to know what we've been eating in weeks past, check out the ''Last Week'' link on each Eating Well Post.  There's about four weeks worth of ideas so far, and I'm just getting started! If you post your healthy meal plan, please share your link in the comment section...I'd love to see it!

Happy Eating!


  1. $44?! You amaze me!

    Do you buy anything organic? We've been trying to cut down on our grocery costs and have had to limit our organic purchases to the "dirty dozen." Kiiinda sad.

    I also took a page from your book (or... blog?) and have been cutting down on meat. It definitely makes things cheaper!

  2. I wrote too long of a comment, so I'm e-mailing you!

  3. Oooh, those frozen banana pancakes are calling my name!

  4. I must say- they are scrumptious. I've already had a double serving this morning.

    : )


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