2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #46: This weeks menu plan is based on items already on hand in the freezer or pantry. The sweet potatoes in this weeks menu are from our own garden.
Total spent this week, $6.81 – the remaining amount will be rolled over to next week when we take advantage of holiday baking sales.
- Breakfast:Just Middles
- Lunch: Tuna Salad Sandwiches
- Dinner:Italian Dijon Pepper Steak, Grilled Potatoes & Onions, Beets
- Breakfast: French Toast
- Lunch: Dilled Egg Salad Wraps
- Dinner:Catfish Nuggets, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli
- Breakfast:Jam Breakfast Bars
- Lunch: Easy Pad Thai
- Dinner:Yankee Chili, cornbread
- Breakfast:poached eggs on toast
- Lunch: Grilled Cheese
- Dinner:Chicken Pot Pie, Salad, cranberry sauce
- Breakfast:Crockpot Morning Casserole
- Lunch: Leftover chicken Pot Pie
- Dinner:Enchiladas, Spanish rice
- Breakfast:Butterhorn Fruit Bites
- Lunch: Leftover enchiladas
- Dinner:Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops, Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin Toast
- Midday Meal:Italian Calzones
- Deviled Eggs
- Fresh Fruit- Apples, Pumpkins, grapes, pomegranates
- Microwave Popcorn
- Cinnamon Honey Graham Crackers & Pumpkin Cream Dream
- Canned Peaches
Drinks included: * Iced Tea (Sweet Tea)
* Copycat Gatorade
* CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
A few things I’d like to share: We dug up our green pepper and jalapeno plants from the garden and brought them indoors so they can continue to produce.
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The one thing I worry about is the almost non-existance of fruit and vegetable in the menu – there are not fruit nor veg. in breakfast and lunch. I see you have fruit listed in the snack list, but to fit 5-10 fruit/veg per day, you need them more than in snacks (I don’t snack; our kids get 2 snacks a day). You also have almost no dairy produt – no milk, almost no cheese, no yoghurt.
I would add fresh fruit with breakfast every day, vegetables with lunch, insist on fruit as part of snack, and add a glass of milk with breakfast and dinner. Lunch could have a glass of juice.
All these things cost money though; if you have your own fruit and veg (canned or fresh, or frozen), then these come at no extra cost; dairy products are very difficult to get a low/no cost unless you have a cow or a goat…!
If you check out previous weeks you’ll see that there are a number of fruits and veggies throughout (btw, wraps include veggies) & although I don’t sit and type it out, salad is available at every meal. The fruits listed in the “snacks” section are there for daily eating whenever anyone wants them.
I don’t write exact menus and tell them they have to have a grilled cheese, glass of milk and a piece of fruit- I write, Grilled cheese. If they want to have a grilled cheese & salad, they do, if they want a salad, that’s what they eat. It’s a guideline based on what we have available in the house.
Since 2 of us regularly weight-lift, we actually eat 6 times per day and that isn’t broken down daily (on the menu plan) either.
So the fact that we’re often consuming 2-3 dozen egg whites isn’t mentioned, but we do. Often they cooked as mini-omelets with chopped veggies (mostly onions, peppers, garlic).
Every few weeks we have what I consider to be a Pantry week (like this week) where we eat what we have in the Pantry- this includes home-canned fruits and veggies, like grapefruit sections, peaches, etc. It drastically cuts down on waste.
Nope, I don’t. Dairy products aren’t particularly healthy. It’s really important to your health to frequently Detox from the dairy products that you consume. I didn’t bother to add yogurt to the menu this week as they ate it several times last week and wouldn’t have touched it.
Most days they opt to have eggs in one form or another, but the other choices are there.
Fresh fruit is an option at any time, it’s listed on the menu already, at the bottom.
We don’t drink milk at any meal at all, it’s not something I want my family to consume. At our house, Milk is kind of like “Hot Dogs”- once you know what’s Really in it,you don’t have any desire to consume it. Most cow’s milk – Yes EVEN “Organic” has measurable quantities of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins (up to 200 times the safe levels), up to 52 powerful antibiotics (perhaps 53, with LS-50), blood, pus, feces, bacteria and viruses. If you have a strong stomach, there are a number of truly eye opening publications out there.
When the kids were little our menu’s were much more structured, but now that they’re Teens I see no need to micromanage their every meal. They know what they should and shouldn’t be eating. While many of their friends are consuming twinkies and soda at lunchtime, they’re opting for egg salad wraps with cucumber slices in them.
It’s rather difficult in menu plans to explain what/why you’re eating- I’m avoiding ALL dairy, as I’m doing a dairy detox, (& also weightlifting). Youngest son is in wrestling and needs to make weight this week by gaining 6lbs, oldest son is weightlifting and is cutting this week and it eating (smaller) meals 6x’ daily, which boosts metabolism and keeps fat burning constantly. Here’s an example, week before last I had Tuna listed on the menu- a gal wrote in and mentioned that there wasn’t enough bread listed. However, When I say he had tuna, I don’t mean a tuna sandwich- I mean, he literally opened a can of tuna and ate it- but that’s what bodybuilders frequently do.
For some less active families the high calories in this weeks menu plan would be an issue as well. We’re extremely active- weight lifting, wrestling, football, conditioning, Rock Climbing, Hiking, etc. and the extra calories are necessary.