Meal Plan: September 28-October 4

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

How I felt this morning

How I felt this morning

September 28- October 4

My best friend Rachel and her husband Bryan arrive Thursday, so not a ton of meals to cook! Unlike when we lived in TN and cooked for out of town company, here we just go out.  So many restaurants to try!

Total cost: Roughly $130

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $4.64

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Lunch

Snack

  • Crispy brown rice and cacao treats (recipe coming soon)

Dinner

Meal Plan: September 21-September 27

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Fires of Mordor... or the beginnings of a curry sauce

Fires of Mordor… or the beginnings of a curry sauce

September 21 – September 27

Nothing too exciting this week!

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Meal Plan: September 14-September 20

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

September 14- September 20

Although Josh’s birthday was the 13th, this is his birthday week meal plan. All meals and snacks following were selected by him, the lucky guy. Bolognese was his first and happiest choice.

Total cost: Roughly $150

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $5.36

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Dinner

 

Meal Plan: September 7-September 13

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Misfortune cookie

Misfortune cookie

September 7-September 13

My parents are visiting New York this week (yay!), so there won’t be much cooking happening. Also, Josh’s birthday is Saturday! Happy times all around.

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Lunch 

Snack

Dinner

  •  Classic split pea soup- one of our favorite soups ever
  • Japanese curry- with chicken, carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper

Meal Plan: August 31-September 6

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

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Hawaii would be nice right now. Hello, green mountains!

August 31-September 6

Beanie weans just sound like the perfect, all-American Labor Day meal. Hope you’re having decent weather for you cookouts wherever you are. One day we’ll have a grill…

Total cost: $144

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $5.14

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Lunch

Snack

Dinner

Meal Plan: August 24-August 30

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

This is what's leftover from prepping a week's worth of lunches/fruit for dessert. Comforting to know that we're obviously eating our fruits and veggies.

This is what’s leftover from prepping a week’s worth of lunches/fruit for dessert. Comforting to know that we’re obviously eating our fruits and veggies.

August 24- August 30

We decided to splurge a little and treat ourselves to steak for dinner one night this week. Also, we can’t not buy blueberries and raspberries to snack on as long as they’re still available at the farmers market. It would just be wrong.

Total cost: $143

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $5.11

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Snack

Dinner

Meal Plan: August 17-August 23

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

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August 17-August 23

We’re still trying to eat a little light, and asian flavors tend to really make that a lot more fun. Also, somehow recipes from Shutterbean managed to dominate the list this week. Not a bad thing, I don’t think.

Total cost: $134

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $4.79

Breakfast

Lunch

Snack

  • Raw zucchini bread bites- recipe to come!

Dinner