Monday, August 1, 2011

Eating Well on Sixty: 7/31-8/6

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.

Before we begin! I would really appreciate anyone who stumbles across this blog regularly/not so regularly participating in my little poll at the top of the blog. It's on the left hand side, and it's asking readers/lurkers (if you lurk, please vote! And then come say hi!) to answer ''which DIY post would you most like to see?'' Thank you!

Kitchen Confessions:
  • Sometimes, I'll cut a slice of bread and then I'll put the knife back into the block without washing it.
  • If I pile dirty dishes into the sink neatly, I feel slightly better than if they were hanging around the counters/tables/bar top. 
  • I lick the maple syrup bottle after I pour it.
Just sayin'. Any confessions? Anyone? Or is everyone neater/more sanitary than myself?

If you come over for breakfast, I will not serve you something that requires syrup (unless there's a fresh, unlicked bottle). I promise.

This week:

-protein smoothies with frozen fruits
-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

-Family gathering 

-Quesadillas with salad

-Pasta with roasted garden veggies and salad

I don't think there's anything quite as satisfying as eating vegetables out of your own garden.

-Black bean chili with baked potatoes 

-Tomato/basil/mozzarella grilled sandwiches on rustic with salad and raw veggies

-Pizza on homemade dough

-mini smoothies with frozen fruit
-cheddar and apple melt
-chocolate chip banana bread



  1. So, I totally lick the syrup bottle too!Lol.

  2. sounds like a yummy week. :) we are eating alot from our CSA this week.

    I stack the dishes neatly too with all intentions of washing them and then I don't but hey they look nice.

    my other confession I eat peanut butter from the spoon who needs bread.

    also all our baked goods are vegan so I can eat them too. but now my girls will only eat vegan sweet treats :)

    love this post.

    shannon (gidgetnfroggi twitter)

  3. Your tomatoes + basil are gorgeous! I definitely have a teensy bit of garden envy. :)

    Peanut butter straight from the jar + spoon = best after-work snack ever.

  4. @Cook'n Mom, I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

    @Shannon & Iradis- I forgot to mention the peanut butter one! I do that daily! And Iradis, thank you for complementing my veggies! I do love them!


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