Ahhh. It’s Saturday night and here I am, menu planning. What a life, eh?
The good thing is, I can go to bed tonight knowing what I’m feeding my family for the next week. And lucky for you, I’m sharing. Just peruse the menu and print out the grocery list. Easy peasy.
I’m pretty excited for this week’s menu. There’s lots of diversity, so no one will get bored. And, as always, it’s healthy.
Have a great Sunday and an even better week!
Monday: Zesty Black Bean Soup (if you’re doing Meatless Monday, use veggie broth instead of beef) with warmed corn tortillas and melon slices and grapes.
Tuesday: Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguini, green salad with carrots and apple.
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Char Siu with brown rice and quick stir fry of peppers and broccoli – garnish with green onion. Don’t forget to marinate the pork overnight!
Thursday: Tarragon Chicken Salad and fresh baby spinach served in whole wheat wraps.
Friday: Hearty Taco Casserole. This recipe is the most popular on Shrinking Kitchen. Why? Cause it’s awesome.
Saturday: Out to dinner, takeout or leftovers!
Dessert: Cocoa Oat Truffles
Snack: Skinny Pimento Cheese with celery and carrots for dipping.
Menu plan is for 4 people, adjust accordingly. Also, I realize this is a long grocery list, but I’m positive you’ll find a lot of things already in your pantry!
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
boneless skinless chicken breasts (6)
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
fat free half and half
fat free plain Greek yogurt
light sour cream
reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
red bell pepper (2)
mushrooms (8 oz)
flat leaf parsley (bunch)
green grapes (small bunch)
green onion (bunch)
poblano pepper (1)
green pepper (1)
garlic (1 large head)
lettuce (1 head leafy green)
fresh basil (enough for 1/4 cup, chopped)
carrots (6 medium)
baby spinach (1 bag)
broccoli (1 crown)
melon of your choice
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
salt free Cajun seasoning (I found mine in the bulk spices at my local supermarket)
dry roasted almonds (enough for 1/4 cup)
Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
taco seasoning (1 envelope)
whole wheat wraps (I like Flat Out)
2 cans low sodium black beans
2 cans low-sodium beef broth (you could easily sub vegetable broth to make this vegetarian/vegan)
chipotle chili powder
dry oregano leaves
low-sodium soy sauce
1 can less-sodium chicken broth
pimentos (1 jar)
unsweetened cocoa powder
pure vanilla extract