What up Meal Plan Monday!
Also, my internship starts today! I am super nervous, but ultimately – I am ready.
Anyway – I don’t really have much to show y’all from last week’s groceries + meals. I haven’t been on a steady meal planning routine all summer, but I decided last week I needed to get back in the habit a week early in preparation for starting my internship.
Last week was a short week, since I got home from Chicago on Monday and had a head cold until Friday. I went shopping Tuesday and I planned meals and made all but one, which I shifted to this week’s meal plan. So here’s the groceries and some of the things I made!
I’ve been really conscious of our food budget lately, mostly in practice for life once my internship starts (oh yeah, that’s today!). I will be eating lunch at work every day, so I don’t need to buy as much food anymore. Also – I’ll be getting home much later at night than usual, therefore most of my meals are going to be prepped on the weekends.
The easiest way for me to make sure I’m not buying too much food (that won’t get eaten since I won’t be around) is to watch my costs and try to plan around what’s in my house. This past week was great practice and I got out of the store for $80, which I was happy about.
The few items I had leftover for the week got shifted to this week’s meal plan/leftover eating – so I’m really happy with how this shop went!
Fruits/Veggies: Rotting bananas (straight into the freezer for smoothies), bananas, broccoli, potatoes, carrots, parsley, onions, lemons, avocado, zucchini, watermelon, garlic, apples, nectarines, bell peppers, rosemary
Dairy/Meat: Skim milk, three packages of turkey (2 93% lean, 1 99% lean), greek yogurt, string cheese
Pantry/Misc: G2 gatorade (for after outdoor workouts), generic cheerios, sandwich and snack bags, quick oats, whole wheat bread, local raw honey, chick peas, clif mojo bars
Skinny Taste Summer Vegetables with Sausage & Potatoes (ate this once for dinner and once for a lunch)
Leftover veggie kebabs and a bean and cheese burrito (ate this a few other times as well)
My go-to smoothie of this summer: 1 cup skim milk, 2 T PB2, 1 T Trader Joe’s Magic Moo chocolate syrup, 1 frozen banana
Kefir and a nectarine covered with cinnamon
I also made some homemade chewy granola bars, but forgot to take a picture and they didn’t turn out as well as I wanted them to!
Don’t worry – next week’s post will be FULL of good food/ideas for y’all. I spent close to 4 hours in my kitchen last night prepping meals and food for the week!
Me, micromanage while nervous? Never!