Meal Plan: May 17-May 23

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit or vegetables), 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.

Honeysuckle cordial in process
Honeysuckle cordial in process

May 17-May 23

BIG NEWS: our neighborhood farmer’s market started this weekend! Okay, I realize this might not be considered big news by some (most), but we’ve been waiting all winter for this. The main Cincinnati market is open year round but is… underwhelming, as well as a decent drive from us and requires paid parking, so we haven’t gone much since we moved. Our neighborhood market is just a 5 minute drive away, if that, and surprisingly good. We shopped at several stands that I can see us hitting regularly, got our knives sharpened (and I have two new cuts on my thumb to prove it), and I know it’s just going to get better once we move on in the season and more exciting produce comes our way.

Seriously, the highlight of the week.

Total cost: Roughly $135

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $4.82




  • Sliced cucumbers and carrot sticks



2 thoughts on “Meal Plan: May 17-May 23

  1. i love this! making the week’s meal plan is one of the highlights of my week. all of that food sounds so delicious, i just clicked on spring abundance bowl! and what, what, what is a honeysuckle cordial? i didn’t know honeysuckle was edible!


    1. Meal planning is totally the best! It’s only Tuesday morning and I’m already thinking about at least one crazy recipe I want to try next week. Totally normal.
      I grew up eaten/licking the honeysuckle nectar straight from the bloom, but I had never thought to cook with it. Just a sweet little taste of summer in the South. This year our backyard is FULL of honeysuckle though, so I wanted to do something fun with it. I followed the directions from this recipe. Really delicate and delicious! Need to start brainstorming more ways to use it.


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