We’re back from our whirlwind adventure! We left Georgia around 10:30 yesterday and lucked out that David caught an earlier flight from Chattanooga, which had him land in Charlotte at 2:30, so we could pick him up on our way home. We managed to even make it the girls’ afternoon swim lessons but oh my goodness, were were all ever exhausted last night.
I’ve feeling rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep and can’t wait to hit up the grocery store today, as meal planning is what gives me a sense of control over my life. Since I love it so much, I’m hoping to share a meal plan at least once a month to help me archive dinners I’ve enjoyed and share some ideas with you! You can find all my meal plans HERE.
I always follow the same steps I outlined here for meal planning. I’ve tried to shift everything so I can shop on Fridays for the week ahead, but sometimes I have to just roll with whatever the week brings.
For this particular meal plan, I only needed 5 dinners.
It generally takes me about 30-45 minutes to plan meals and write out my grocery list, but it saves so much time in the store and during the week. I pour a cup of tea and settle in with pen and paper to brainstorm, then I hit up the store.
Part of me would really like to get back to hitting up multiple stores, but right now, I mostly just go to Whole Foods because I can count on them having what I need. This particular week’s total was $168.18.
Exciting news for Lake Norman locals though- COSTCO IS COMING! To exit 35. It’s official. Holy smokes, I’m excited.
Ok, so last week’s meals looked a little something like this:
Homemade Pizza (I use my bread machine to make dough) and a Mixed Greens, Craisin, Red Onion and Goat Cheese Salad.
Gyro Burgers – A household favorite. David had his on a pita, I put mine on a bed of sauteed zoodles with tomatoes, kalamata olives, purple onion, feta and Tzatziki.
Lentil Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese – I’ve been making large batches of soup and chili, then vacuum sealing them to put in the freezer. On busy nights I use my sous vide stick to heat it to the perfect temperature. Makes for a mindless dinner!
Simple Salsa Chicken Wraps – it’s all about the toppings! My favorites are jalapenos, avocado and cilantro.
Breakfasts were these breakfast burritos (I made these for David, yet the girls and I kept eating them for breakfast too- oops!).
Lunches were different variations of this kale salad. My current favorite combo is the salad topped with craisins, goat cheese and chicken from a rotisserie chicken!
Now I’m starving and need to go make this weeks’ list.
I’d really like to start incorporating fruit and veggie smoothies into our mornings.
What is your favorite smoothie combo?
Or do you have any favorite lunches to share?
I always need more ideas for lunch!