Meal Plan: January 4- January 10

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 each for the two of us. Lunches are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. We make the lunches and do other prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We live in Cincinnati, OH.

Josh built me kitchen shelves! On a related note: He’s the best

January 4- January 10

The week after New Year’s is always a bit of a letdown. There are no decent holidays coming up, and typically that’s when winter decides to really settle in (we’ve got lows in the NEGATIVES, people. That’s like hell on earth for this southerner).

Josh is traveling part of this week again in sunny, warm Florida (again), so I’m trying my hardest not to pout. Instead, I’m going to cook up a big pot of dal (recipe to come!) work on an indoor garden project, and continue down the path of making this new house feel more and more like a home.

Oh, and read a lot, because that’s what we nerds love to do in the winter.

Any book suggestions?

Total cost: Roughly $100 (hooray!)

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $3.57


  • Toast with sunflower seed butter and apples
  • Oatmeal


  • “Let’s pretend it’s warm and sunny” salad (recipe to come)




6 thoughts on “Meal Plan: January 4- January 10

  1. Just found your site and it’s brilliant! Love, love, love the meal plans with cost figured in, and so many wholesome recipes that I’ve now found myself making a shopping list. Well done and well worth a regular read for more discovery. Love the leather strap shelves – so amazing. Stay warm and thank you for such a fresh site. I’ll be back.


  2. Josh needs to make us a tutorial on how to build those shelves! Could figure it out myself but am wondering how he stitched the closures under each shelf?


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