Planning a menu for you and/or your family every week can seem to be such a daunting task. But I am here to HELP you!! Focus for just one hour per week with some of your favorite cook books and foodie sites as inspiration, and you’ll be well on your way to healthy cooking at home success! Each week, you’ll receive MY own weekly recipe plan to help you with ideas and keep you on track for your own planning. But first, lets review the 3 easy steps with this sample menu to get started!!
STEP 1: Choose a few of your favorite dishes, and remember, keep them healthy!
It is a good practice to choose recipes that are based on what you might already have on hand. Browse through your pantry, fridge and freezer to see what you can use. This will save you TONs of $$$ on your next shopping trip. PLUS! You will be making less trips to the supermarket (a SUPER time saver!!) with a well planned list in hand.
Tuesday • Veggie Pizza
Wednesday • Roasted Salmon Chili
Thursday • Pork Scallops with mushrooms & steamed carrots
Friday • Nicoise Salad
STEP 2: Double check the items you already have.
Monday • Chicken (or other variety) stock, onions
Tuesday • Prepared pizza dough or yeast, olive oil, flour, tomato paste
Wednesday • Black beans, stock, cumin, chili powder
Thursday • Onions or shallots, garlic, white wine, stock,
Friday • Ball Jar dressing, canned tuna, potatoes
STEP 3: Prepare your shopping list.
Check your recipes and see the items left you need and add them to your list. See how much money you save by purchasing the items you are missing instead of every single item you need to make only one dish!
The List: Thyme, swiss cheese, peppers, mushrooms(x2), black olives, Salmon filet, favorite cheese for pizza, carrots, thinly sliced boneless pork chops, eggs, tomatoes, green beans
Give this weekly menu a try! Post your questions and your recipe photos here!! I can’t wait to hear from you!