Happy Sunday friends! Hope you’re all having a restful and sun-filled weekend. I took a morning flight to MN today, my first time! I’m super jazzed to present at a nutrition education conference for work 💪🎉.
Per my trip prep MO, I hit the grocery store and loaded up my fridge. Work is going to be nutty as soon as I get back, so it’s one less thing I’ll have to do later. Check out my week’s meal plan☝️. 3 full days (short wk) of healthy eats for 1 = $48.
1) Chia yogurt bowls (dairy free) - Digging these creamy, filling bowls on repeat. Almond milk yogurt by @kitehillfoods
, chia seeds, a scoop of almond butter, frozen peaches and coconut flakes.
Lunches and Dinners
2) Pasta with squash, kale and sardines - Using @eatbanza
chickpea pasta, tossed in a punchy artichoke-garlic-shallot olive oil sauce. Not into tiny tinned fish? Sub in sautéed shrimp or chicken, or chickpeas for vegan/vegetarians!
3) Black bean and fresh corn salad - no cook, super quick and refreshing. 🌽can be cut in raw (much sweeter) or sautéed quickly with cumin. Adding 🥑, jalapeño, onion and a gorgeous purple pepper. Everything is tossed in a scallion lime vinaigrette.
4) Fried eggs and baked sweet potato - either one will be a side for the bean salad. They are so clutch for filling up a meal!
4) Carrot sticks (from whole carrots), blueberries (in season!), and @siggisdairy
yogurt (dairy full).
I’ve gotten a couple questions about the produce I buy. I opt for organic or locally/regionally grown whenever possible, I’d say about 80% or so, which does add to the bill. For me, shopping this way is part of my food values, and I’m comfortable with spending $50-75 on a week’s groceries bc I know it’ll get me 5-6 days of tasty, nourishing meals that I certainly wouldn’t get if I ate out for those days on the same budget. If you go with similar menu plans as my posts but you prefer conventionally grown produce, you may spend even less.