Sunday, January 22, 2012

week of Jan 22 - 28, 2012

Let me start off by saying the key to making these meal plans work is by adapting them to what you have on hand.  TVP can always be swapped out of ground meat, quinoa or couscous in place of rice.  Veggies can be swapped for what you already have on hand.  We are trying not to break the bank while eating (mostly) healthy.  These are just dinners, if enough interest is shown, I will expand to breakfast and lunch.

Fried chicken (its a Sunday tradition here y'all.  Sometimes we mix it up and fry up gardein chickn strips, or tofu; sometimes actual chicken, it just depends on the deals.)
roasted potatoes & onions (or any veggie you have on hand)

Monday - Meatless Monday
Black eyed peas
greens (any - collard, turnip, spinach, kale, etc)

chili mac (using boxed or homemade mac) the chili recipe makes enough for this and leftovers
leftover cornbread if you have any
salad or fruit salad

spinach stuffed pasta with spaghetti sauce (manicotti, canneloni, ravioli, shells, etc)
sauteed zucchini and onions
garlic bread

Thursday (our payday)
pizza - homemade or takeout!

tacos/quesadillas - using TVP or morningstar farm meatless grounds (any brand is fine. MSF is readily available in my stores), cheese (reg or daiya), avocados, tomatoes, etc
black beans

Saturday - Stir fry
tofu or meatless chicken strips
any veg you want
rice or quinoa