I rarely go to the grocery store without a plan. I find it's way too expensive when I do. With store flyers, cookbook, and my pantry/freezer/frig in site, I grab an old envelope and begin my list. With a husband who works evenings, our meal plan has us eating our big meal at lunch ... not a bad idea anyway. Planning our menu often needs to factor in activities throughout the day/evening to avoid a quick drive-thru run - never a good plan!
This week's menu includes a couple new recipes which I will post if I feel they are worthy. A new friend, Darla, shared an easy Artisan bread recipe that is on the list! That and a new quinoa salad with asparagus, and an old favorite, Cowboy Caviar on top of another favorite Mexican rice and lentil tacos.
Since Tom is a new vegan, he still looks for some really old favorites like breaded chicken, burgers, etc. That's where Gardein products come in. While they are still processed they fit into our new vegan lifestyle and they give Tom that warm fuzzy feeling he looks for! Not all Gardein products pass my test, but their turkey cutlets make a great lunch. After baking them, I put them on a toasted whole grain bun (yes, Tom prefers white buns) with plenty of spring mix (Tom prefers romaine), coarse ground mustard (Tom prefers vegan mayo), tomatoes, a slice of red onion, and sometimes - if I have some - a handful of cilantro. Yummy! One of Tom's favorites.
Each time I prepare our menus and shopping list I smile. It's one of my favorite household chore, without a doubt.
Of course, when return and before I put the food away or start cooking, I scan in my products and receipt to Ibotta where I get money back! I will have to admit, however, to really make some money with Ibotta, I'd need to eat a whole lot unhealthier than I do ... but when I think about it ... I prefer health over $$ back.
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Happy eating and remember, every decision you make matters.
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Clean and simple eating is my goal. I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. All recipes included cover several diet types...raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and ketogenic. I have tried to remember to tag the recipes appropriately, but it is what it is.
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