Week 6

Week 6 Meal Plan

With the right meal plan, you can save big $ at the grocery store,
and still eat healthy.

Lauren

For this meal plan, it was time to get a little more real.  I haven't done a meal plan in a while simply because It is so darn hard to stay around $50.00 a week to feed us both on a whole-food menu.  I have changed my budget now to $75.00-$100.00 a week to feed us both, only because now we have started using a Nutribullet and need more fruits and veggies than before.  Your cost will vary depending on where you live, but to be fair, everything is in season (or frozen) to save on cost.

I did already have a few simple items in my pantry (thankfully), including:

  • Organic Old Fashioned Oats
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Spices
  • California Olive Oil / Coconut Oil
  • Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • Whole Wheat Couscous
  • Whole Wheat Pastas & Rice
  • Organic Ground Flax Seeds
  • Maple Syrup
  • Dried Unsweetened Cranberries
  • Onions
  • Garlic Cloves
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Honey

If you do not already have the above mentioned items, then simply add them to the Week 1 Grocery list below:


Week 1 Grocery List

Grains & Other

  • Loaf of Seeded Rye bread
  • Fresh whole wheat pizza dough - ask your bakery for where to find them.
  • 2 cans artichoke quarters, in water
  • 1 jar sundried tomatoes
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes 
  • Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Peanut Sauce
  • 1 can baby corn
  • Skinny Pop
  • Go Raw Chocolate Super Cookies

Fruits & Vegetables

  • 1 Bag Frozen Pineapple or 1 Whole Pineapple - whichever is most cost-effective
  • 1 container of fresh salsa - look for ones that are sold in containers rather than jars.  The container-style salsa's are very fresh whereas jarred salsa is more dense.
  • 3 avocados - try to be sure two of them are not quite ripe yet so you can keep them a few days before eating.
  • 5 bananas - same as the avocados, don't buy all five perfectly ripe, let a few ripen over the course of a few days sitting on your counter so they don't go bad
  • 1 large package of spinach
  • 1 large package of kale or 2 large bunches of curly kale
  • 1 lb bag carrots
  • 1 small red onion
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 package baby bella mushrooms

Lean Proteins

  • Gallon of 1% Milk 
  • 4 cans chickpeas
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package smoked salmon
  • 1 small package chopped walnuts

Once you have your shopping done, it's finally time to start cooking! See below for Week 1 Recipes.


Week 1 Meals

Below is this week's meal breakdown...

Breakfast

Lunch

Snacks

  • Banana with Peanut Butter
  • Carrot Sticks with Salsa
  • Tea with Honey
  • Skinny Pop
  • Go Raw Chocolate Super Cookies

Make the meals in whatever order suits you best.

Lauren Blacker

I would love to hear from you so please send me an email via Lauren@creativelydelish.com. I am happy to help you in any way! I truly believe that a whole food life will lead to a fulfilling, happy being, and planning ahead is key.  Meal Planning is essential to making good food decisions.

Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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