Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Eating Well on Sixty: 7/24-7/30

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.

Check in tomorrow for a living well bit. I'm going to share what we cut this month in order to save for our big move!

Every week, there are some staples that I buy. They are:
-diced tomatoes
-lettuce (depending on what I have in the garden)

What do you buy for staples???


This week:

-oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar
-toast with peanut butter and fruit
-banana pancakes


Most days, leftovers from dinner will be eaten the next day as lunch. Other days, these are what I rotate in:
-veggie burger veggie wrap with veggies and slice of cheese
-baby green salad with green peppers, tofu
-brown rice, broccoli, spinach, and tofu
-tofurkey roll ups, veggie sticks, cheese


-Indian take-out treat!

-Gemelli/Penne with edamame pesto

-Chili with rustic bread and steamed veggies

-Tofu squash burgers with potato coins, raw veggies, and salad

-Quesadillas with raw veggies and melon 
-Pizza on homemade dough

-melon chunks
-mini smoothies with frozen fruit
-cheddar and apple melt



  1. Have you ever posted how you make you homemade pizza dough? I'd love to see it! I've made it once using the bread maker machine and it didn't turn out very good! :(

    My staples are cheese, yogurt, strawberries and bread! My husband always buys a 12 pack of soda, I'm really trying to make him give up that habit!!!

  2. our staples are so different! Ours are:
    milk, OJ, onions, carrots, eggs, ground turkey, and bell peppers.

    but we have apples & yogurt in common : )

  3. Ana, I really should....it's such an easy recipe and I'm just being a hog by not sharing it on here...I will! I will! You've made up my mind!

    April- I do the onions too, oops. And I miss eggs. I need to get some chickens.

  4. Found my way here via 20SB, and glad I did! These posts are totally what I'm looking for right now. I may not be married yet but the live in boyfriend and I have been trying to rearrange budget and keep up with our healthy eating! Hopefully I'll figure it out soon enough and be able to post about my adventure in saving too. Until then, I'll just follow your successes and take notes! :p

  5. What a cool idea for a post! You should also try kale- very cheap, and I personally prefer it to spinach. It's amazingly good for you, and I make it with rice. Happy cooking!


    Abientot xx

  6. @Krystina, so glad you like them! I sent you an e-mail! Thanks for reading : )

    @Jacqueline, I LOVE kale! We do use it in place of spinach quite often. In soups, as kale chips, in smoothies...steamed...raw..I love it. Thanks for reading! : )


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