Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly Meal Planning

We are trying something new this week and attempting a meal plan for the week. I know everyone says it's so much better on your budget to map out your meals for the week instead of going to the grocery store every day. I am still trying to wrap my head around exactly where you save by buying it ahead of time. I am guessing you aren't picking up those pesky things that somehow get added to your cart, which really can take a toll on your final bill. Here is what I came up with for this week! 

Monday:
Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches from my new Skinnytaste Cookbook. I will report back on how they turn out. So far, I have not been disappointed by anything from Gina! For a similar recipe, see here.


Tuesday:
We usually eat with my in-laws, and if not then we grab take out. 


Wednesday:
Flat Out Pizzas. Such an easy weeknight meal that leaves you satisfied while keeping it healthy.



Thursday:
BLT Chopped Salad. Found this while searching through my recipe archives. Can't wait to make it again! 


Friday:
To be decided! :) Depending on the weather, we like to cook on the grill on the weekends, so we will see what that is like later on in the week. 


I am also adding to the grocery list the ingredients for these Make Ahead Lunch Wraps. I haven't done a batch in a long time and they are so nice to have for a quick, healthy lunch option. Something I need more of in my life! 

What are you planning this week?

6 comments:

The Reedy Review said...

We started grocery budgeting about 2 years ago, and nearly every week since then I've had a meal plan for us. I think it saves us money because I try to find recipes that call for some of the same ingredients(like 2 recipes that call for scallions) so there are no wasted leftovers. There's only 2 of us, but we spend $80 each week. It's definitely a challenge, but fun at the same time. We're trying those smoothies for the firs time this week, too. Can't wait!

Mrs. W said...

Love this, we just starting this week as well! Hope it works out for us!!

Melissa Fitch said...

These look great!! I go in meal planning spurts. The only problem we run across is that what may sound good on Sunday (or whenever I plan) doesn't necessarily sound good on the day we're supposed to have it. Good luck!!

Casey Jones said...

These meals look incredible. I can't wait to try some of these recipies. Meal planning helps to save so much time. I can't believe I just got into it now.
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Alexandra Bee Blog said...

We need SO badly to start meal planning...our issue is that most nights we don't have a plan so then by the time Bryce gets home from work it's already late and we then have to come up with a plan, go to the store, and then cook it! We far too often, then, opt to eat out which isn't good for the waistline or wallet!

My Life as A Plate said...

Some weeks it is harder to meal plan for us depending on what is going on, but I do feel like the weeks we do plan I eat healthier and save money. Also I have heard so many great things about that cookbook I think I need it :)