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This past weekend has been crazy busy. We have had so much going on ad we did not get to our meal planning and prepping like normal and boy did we hate it! We just flow so much better when we are prepared and ready for the week.
Friday I helped a friend paint her condo. Saturday we cleaned house but I never made it to the store. Lots of little things that we got taken care of and then we had date night. Love Date Night!
Sunday we went to church then dropped off some fliers and then helped a friend move into her condo. Then went grocery shopping and came home and did meal prep. We were not going another week without it! Last week sucked without planning. Man, it didn’t take long for us to get into this routine. So here is our menu for this week. Again lots of these are foods that are on sale at Publix this week.
Our prep has become so much faster. Even after being out all day long we still got home and got our prep done. I love that we do this together. Makes it so much easier.
Recipes for this week.
Hope everyone has a great week. Keep on THRIVIN’!
This week Publix had so many meat items on sale. Add the fact that lots of them were Greenwise meats and this mama is in heaven. I almost always buy organic meat, organic eggs, and organic milk. I try my best to buy organic fruit and vegetables when I they are on sale. Organic can be expensive so I make the best of it and do what we can afford but for me meat, eggs, and cheese are a must to buy organic!
Our menu this week has lots of sale items on it. We live in a true BOGO state for Publix. This means we have to buy 2 items to get the one free. We cannot buy 1 at half price. So the items in green are the ones that are on sale this week at Publix. BOGO and sale items are great to stock up on if you need to. Jennie-O Ground Turkey is on sale for 3.99 a package, normally 5.99. GREAT stock up item that can be frozen!!! WIN!
I will be using turkey sausage for Tuesdays dinner. Also for Friday I am using pre-made teriyaki sauce instead of making it from the recipe. I alternate ingredients to make the recipes healthier. I always use turkey sausage or ground turkey instead of beef. I am using a pork tenderloin instead of a pork roast this week too.
Most of the spices I have on hand already. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are BOGO this week so I bought some for stock up. I also bought extra ground turkey to put in the freezer that is not on this shopping list. Publix frozen veggies are another great stock up freezer item if you can afford it and have the freezer space. Hellmans Mayo is also BOGO if you need that for a stock item. 🙂 Happy Shopping!
Recipes for this week.
Happy New Year!
The goal this year is fitness and nutrition. I am a believer you can change your life by diet and exercise. This is my new years resolution.
I don’t want to be skinny, I want to be fit. There is a huge difference! The last few months D and I have started meal planning and changing the way we eat to be a bit more “clean” – meaning less processed foods for us. While I know this isn’t the clean eating version some people have, it works for us. When I grocery shop, I shop the perimeter of the store more than the aisles. The goal is to eat natural growing and healthy foods and stay away from boxed and packaged processed foods. With that being said, I am also one of the worse and pickiest eaters ever! I am not adventurous with my meals at all and I don’t see that changing any time soon. So as I post our meal plans and grocery lists you will see that these meals are fairly simple. This also makes them very kid friendly which helps anyone who is cooking for a family.
This is the menu for this week. Each day comes out to around 1400 calories.
This is the shopping list and pricing for this week. I shop at Publix and this is the price for an entire week of food for our family (3 adults and 1 child). The items with no price are items that I had in the house already so I did not have to buy. Staples like seasoning and what not that I have on hand are not included in this list. When items are BOGO (buy one get one) I tend to stock up when I can. I buy frozen vegetables for dinners so they do not go bad in the fridge before I can use them.
Recipes to go with the menu.
We do meal prep for the week for breakfast and lunches. Dinners are made fresh every day.
Do you meal prep? What are your favorite meals?