Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 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.
June 8 through June 14-
Strawberries are in season (finally!), and asparagus is still here… want to take advantage of all of these things.
Also, two recipes with yeast! I WILL CONQUER! I also tried to make a wild sourdough starter last week, but no dice. I’ll have to poke around and see what I might do differently next time.
Total cost: $125
Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $4.46
- Toast with this bread
- Double banana chocolate chip breakfast bars– with coconut oil instead of canola oil
- Fried rice with whatever leftovers we have on hand
- Gnocchi with honey roasted veggies– add red pepper flakes
- Trader Joe’s meal (still cleaning out the freezer)