Meal Plan 16.41
Approximate Meal Plan Cost As Prescribed:
Chain grocery store (Kroger): $190.00
Warehouse store (Costco or Sam's): $155.00
The amount you will spend will depend on your geographic location and how much you rely on bulk purchases. As an example, you can get 1 quart of extra light olive oil at Kroger for $19.99 or you can get 4 quarts at Costco for $16.50. You follow? Meat and produce will also be less at the warehouse stores, but might require you purchase more than you'll need for this plan.
Customize Your Plan and Shop It Up!
I have created a customize-able grocery list in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. Even if you're not good with Excel, I've set it up in a foolproof way that even "The Jo!" could handle. Follow these instructions:
Then, head to the grocery store and make your purchases swiftly and efficiently.
I want you to knock this out in one shopping session, two cooking sessions, and one short finishing session. I'll explain these now, but want you to scroll down to the notes on each meal below. They are listed under each picture.
In cooking session one:
In cooking session two:
In finishing session:
Notes: This is a new recipe for our weekly meal plans. It is loaded with veggies and is an Asian inspired dish, which can be adjusted in heat levels by adjusting the amount of Sambal added.
This recipe yields 2 servings, but can quickly doubled or tripled to serve family style. It is a quick dinner option for any night of the week. Be sure to recruit other household members to help chop the veggies and it will go even faster.
Notes: This meal was tested by the crew at Station 94. Dale shopped the day before their shift and went to work prepared to knock this recipe out. His crew is made up of 7 hungry guys and this meal did not disappoint. They decided to smoke their own sausages in the station smoker which added even more flavor to the dish. The skipped out of the wine ingredient, due to being on shift, even though the alcohol pretty much cooks off during the process.
They spent 1 hour prepping this meal, including the time it took to smoke the sausages, 2 hours cooking the dish and made about 14 servings. All the guys ate a healthy portion and they had a large storage dish of leftovers.
Notes: I made this recipe right after the recipe came out a few months back. It is a great rice replacement for any meal. The coconut milk and mushrooms add just enough to the dish. The recipe makes a very large amount. I'd say 10-12 portions. I froze some of mine and have yet to test the re-heated product. You always have the option of halving the recipe.
Notes: Chicken breast is always a great protein option and this recipe is easy to throw together and toss in the fridge to marinade. You can grab one and cook it off in no time or make a meal of it by preparing the Chipotle Butternut Fries recipe below and pairing them together. The picture above shows them atop of our Bacon Wrapped Butternut Pucks, which is also a wonderful side dish to eat with the chicken.
This recipe can marinade for up to 3 days. The longer they sit, the more flavor you should achieve, so prep them out and get them in the refrigerator today.
You should get 3-5 block portions from this meal and after marinading, will take about 15-20 minutes to grill.
Notes: We make these often in my home and let me just say, if you haven't made these yet, do yourself a favor and give this quick recipe a try. It's a great side option to pair with almost any meal! Adjust the seasoning to your liking to add more or less heat.
Notes: I made this dish while watching football on Sunday and was super impressed! It was so tasty and the mushroom caps gave the curry based dish an added spunk. I made mine with baby Bella's because that was my best option while shopping. I didn't cut the shrimp in half like in the video, because the last time I followed that step on a different recipe, my shrimp became over cooked and chewy. No one likes chewy shrimp.
This tasty dish took me 30 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to cook and made 4-6 portions. I paired it with rice after my mushroom caps were gone.