Week 5 – $54.25

Dinners:

Caprese Penne with Prosciutto

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Cherry Tomatoes – $2.19 @ TJ’s

Basil – $2.99 @ TJ’s

Fresh Mozzarella $3.99 @ Whole Foods

Prosciutto – $3.99 @ TJ’s (optional ingredient)

Balsamic Vinegar (already had it, but you can get it for around $5-$6 and it will last a loooong time)

Penne – $1.29 @ TJ’s (will use for the mushroom dish below too)

 

Herb Crusted Chicken – with Roasted Carrot Coucous Salad

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Chicken Breast – 2 skinless breasts @ $3.53 on sale @ Roche Bro’s

Rosemary & Thyme – already had these in the pantry, hopefully you do too!

Panko – $2.99 and will last you through several other dishes

Lemon Zest – $0.99 for 1 lemon

Dijon Mustard – $2.69 on sale @ Roche Bro’s

 

Steak Fajita Quesadillas with Spicy Simmered Pinto Beans

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Beef – $3.19 for one lb of a really good cut of beef – I actually found this at Whole Foods.  It was on sale because of a fat line running down the middle of the cut, so they were basically giving it away.  Hint, hint:  this happens ALL THE TIME!

1 Onion – $0.69

1 Red Pepper – $1.19

Spices – already on hand

Cheese – already had on hand, but if you need to buy cheese, buy a block and shred it yourself.  You’ll save on calories, fat, sodium and $$$

Tortillas – $1.99 @ TJ’s

1 16oz can pinto beans – $0.99

1 jalapeno – $0.42

Chicken Broth – $0.99

 

Creamy Pesto Penne with Mushrooms & Spinach

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Mushrooms – $2.89 @ TJ’s

Organic Spinach – $1.99 @ TJ’s

Greek Yogurt – 6oz for $0.80 – see under snacks for pricing

1 onion – $0.69

Pesto (homemade can be pricey and time consuming, so this time I picked up a fresh pesto from the fridge section of Whole Foods for $4.99, which lasts 2-3 meals)

Snacks:

Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Plain – 5 for $4.00

2 peaches – $1.59 for both (on sale)

sliced almonds (already had them, but you can grab a bag from TJ’s for $4.99)

Annies Organic Snack Mix – portioned out for each day of the week – on sale at Whole Foods for $3.99

 

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