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.
February 15- February 21
I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! We wound up being really busy on Saturday so we had a belated day of celebratory food on Sunday. We rarely go out on Valentine’s anyway because most restaurants have fixed menus that are A) underwhelming, B) overpriced, and C) not good for someone with an allergy to both dairy and nuts. It’s nice being able to relax at home anyway.
Josh is really busy this week and doesn’t need much food from me, which means I actually did buy two different kinds of nuts this week! It’s a record. I was tempted to buy a big block of cheese as well, but decided not to go too crazy. I’m sure I’ll find a way to use some of the cheese remnants in our fridge at some point in the week. In the meantime, I’m going to eat raw brownies with pecans and wash it all down with some almond milk. Bliss.
Total cost: Roughly $110
Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $3.93
(Belated) Valentine’s Day
- Lamb chops and romanesco with rosemary, garlic, and lemon
Rest of the week
- Sauteed mushrooms, chilis and cilantro in caramelized coconut broth
- Braised coconut spinach and chickpeas– served with roasted sweet potato and brown rice
- Mujaddara with spiced yogurt