Meal Planning 101: Week 52

Okay so I’m officially really late posting this, but I had to post it anyway because I actually did it and it’s week 52! I’ve officially given you a years worth of meal plans. It took me more than a year to get there, but I’ll call that a mile stone. I had a fight with some freakish sickness that the doctor never figured out Thursday-Friday and was still weak through Monday. As a result, everything was a bit hectic, and this was late!


I actually made that crockpot meal last night, but ended up having friends come in town. I was scared I didn’t have enough to feed all 5 of us! So we went out to eat. Therefore everything is getting bumped down so you’ll see that grilled things meal on next weeks too. The meal plan with adjustments is as follows:


Leftover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Salad, and Garlic Bread


Out with friends (we had Hot Bowl Mongolian Grill)


Missional Community Meal (it’s the other team’s food week)


Crockpot Roast, Carrots, and Green Beans with Rice and Gravy


Leftover Roast and Veggies


French Dip Sandwiches (using leftover roast and au jus) and Roasted Squash and Zucchini


Leftover French Dip Sandwiches and Veggies


Lunches: veggie heavy chicken salad, avocado halves, crackers, and blueberries
Breakfast: Better Oats oatmeal with a cup of frozen fruit mixed in and a tablespoon of chia seeds
Savory Snacks: fat free cilantro jalapeno ranch dip and assorted veggies
Sweet Snacks: fruit with fat free sweet condensed milk or cool whip

Also, I’ve been adding frozen fruit to my water and I’m able to drink so much more! I’m up to 96 ounces a day easily!

I also must confess my meal planning has taken a turn for the… well, I think better, but some non-planners may say worse. I now have a spreadsheet! The new job is once a month pay vs my previouw every other week pay. I wanted to plan monthly, but buy every other week since I share a fridge with two other people. In order to do that and not overspend, planning a month out in the beginning seemed like a good idea to me. And I’ll have roommates moving in soon who want to eat meals together. Thus the spreadsheet came about! Helps me plan for dinners, lunches, and be sure I write down all the groceries that correspond. Downside… Google spreadsheets apparently doesn’t do spell check yet… Don’t judge any major typos. Who can spell zucchini or pancetta without spell check?? If you have Google docs I can share a copy with you, just let me know! 🙂

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