Anyway, it is now a new month and a new chance to go in the right direction. For September I have three major things that I am going to work on:
- Work on Meal Planning and Figure out a 4 week meal rotation that will work to repeat for a month or two. Hopefully this will be something I can use again next Autumn. I am also wanting to do this for each season to try to use produce that is in season at that time.
- Work on "Spring" cleaning. We have recently finished construction in our home and had a mold issue before that, so everything needs to be washed down or painted or put through the laundry.
- Work on Balance in my life. Eating a more balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting on a better sleep schedule are all things I am wanting to make happen in my life.
So to start off September, here is a meal plan for the first week with my grocery list and links to the recipes I am going to use.
Monday 9/2 - Sweet Potatoes Smothered in a Spiced Chickpea Curry
Tuesday 9/3 - Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Wednesday 9/4 - Honey Soy Salmon with a side salad
Thursday 9/5 - Skinny Chicken Pesto Bake with Fresh Green Beans and Quinoa
Friday 9/6 - Smoothies
Saturday 9/7 - Beans and Steaks on the grill
Sunday 9/8 - Breakfast for Dinner - Pancakes?
My Grocery List:
Bagged Lettuce for salad (on sale at Cub tomorrow on BOGO)
1 Medium Tomato
Carrots for salad
Cucumbers for salad
Steaks (No Name Steaks from Cub on sale tomorrow for $10.99 for the pack)
Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Can Coconut Milk
Baked Beans (on sale at Cub tomorrow on 2 for $3)
Diet Coke (on sale at Cub tomorrow for $1.98 for a 12 pack of cans because I love Diet Coke)
Pantry Items that I already have & buy at Cost Co or Penzeys when needed (I keep our pantry and freezer well stocked):
Red Pepper Flakes
Ground Red Pepper
Pesto - I keep this made up in the freezer
So, we will see how this meal plan turns out! Let me know if you enjoy seeing a meal plan and the progress on how it works out for my family. Also, do you like the coupon help?