Today’s weather is leaving me feeling all cozy and fall-ish, dreaming of chili and soups. I am going to have to pinch myself tomorrow, when reality sets back in and so do the 90-degree temps! It’s not quite time to break out the cold weather recipes… just yet. Don’t worry, though. We have some delicious recipes in store for you this week via our handy-dandy menu plan! Bonus? They are healthy! Double bonus? We provide you with a shopping list to make life as easy as possible! We have weeks and weeks of menu plans for you to choose from!
MONDAY: Mediterranean Veggie Pitas.
TUESDAY: Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa & Black Beans.
WEDNESDAY: Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Artichokes.
THURSDAY: Cheese Tortellini Salad.
FRIDAY: Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken.
SATURDAY: Leftover night!
SUNDAY: Quick and Easy Taco Soup.
SNACKS/DESSERTS: Harvest Muffins, White Texas Sheet Cake
Shrinking Grocery List
cherry tomatoes, diced, 1/2 c
zucchini, shredded, 1 c
carrots, shredded, 1/2 c
apple, shredded, 1 c
red, orange, or yellow pepper, 5 peppers
asparagus, 8 spears
zucchini (or cucumbers if you prefer), half a regular-sized vegetable, with slices halved
baby spinach or mixed greens, 3 c
cherry tomatoes, 2 c
roma tomato, 1
chicken broth, organic low-sodium
white wine, 1/4 c
diced green chilis, 1 can
artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained, 1 can
all purpose flour
whole wheat flour
canned capers, drained, 2 Tbsp + 1/4 c
pumpkin pie spice, 1.5 tsp
brown sugar, 1/2 c
flax seeds, 1/4 c
dried cranberries, 1/8 c
kalamata olives, 12
navy or Great Northern beans, 1 can
black beans, 1 can
kidney beans, 1 can
black-eyed peas, 1 can
unsweetened applesauce, 1/2 c
confectioner’s sugar, 3 c
walnuts, toasted, finely chopped, 1/2 c
red enchilada sauce, 1 can
taco seasoning, 1 packet
Hidden Valley ranch, 1/2 packet
Simply Organic ranch dip packet, 1
reduced-fat butter, 1/3 c
egg whites, 2
reduced-fat sour cream, 1/2 c
plain, lowfat kefir, 1/2 c
feta cheese, 2 Tbsp
Parmesan cheese, 6 Tbsp
fat-free milk, 2 Tbsp
Monterrey Jack cheese, 1/2 c shredded
Cheddar Cheese, 1/2 c shredded
half & half, 1/3 c
reduced-fat cream cheese, 3 oz
BREADS, RICE, and PASTA
whole wheat pita bread, 3 slices
fresh cheese tortellini, 1 package, 9 oz
quinoa, 1 c
MEAT, FISH, and POULTRY
chicken breasts, 3 lb
lean ground beef, 1 lb