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I’m back! With my birthday craziness and being away at my parents’ house I just needed to check out for a while. And check out I did. But I’m back now with my normal Monday post and I have great plans for the blog this week.

Let’s go!

Monday

  • Lunch: eating out
  • Dinner: buffalo chicken pizza & broccoli

Tuesday

  • Lunch: work lunch (Cosi)
  • Dinner: buffalo chicken pizza & broccoli

Wednesday

  • Lunch: rice and beans
  • Dinner: out

Thursday

  • Lunch: snobby Joe
  • Dinner: broccoli pizza

Friday

  • Lunch: falafel & veggie
  • Dinner: TBD – something at home

Shopping List:

  • yogurt
  • fruit

Also, when I was walking home from the grocery store, I noticed this truck in the elementary school parking lot.

Apparently, PS 321, which is just around the corner from me, is participating in this Food Network program.

From their website:

The mission of the Good Food Gardens is to educate families on the importance of fruits, vegetables and other fresh, nutritious foods—key ingredients to ending childhood hunger.

It looks like they’re building the garden right next to the sidewalk

I’m not going to lie. I think this is a great thing, but it kind of sucks they’re doing it in one of the most affluent areas of Brooklyn. I know there’s poverty everywhere, but I feel like there are other schools in Brooklyn that could have used this more.

Just my two cents.

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This is going to be a weird week. I have a lot going on so I’m going to be eating out a lot and some meals will probably be rushed.

Also, since we know how poorly I did with managing my budget for April I’m going to need to be much more careful this month. That means really paying attention to what I have on hand and making sure to eat that.

Monday

  • Lunch: pasta with Alfredo sauce (broccoli)
  • Dinner: savory oats (broccoli, kidney beans, cheese)

Tuesday

  • Lunch: savory oats
  • Dinner: birthday dinner

Wednesday

  • Lunch: I’m guessing people at work are going to take me out to lunch for my birthday
  • Dinner: TBD, either out for my birthday or something simple at home

Thursday

  • Lunch: chili (cheese)
  • Dinner: hummus and veggie (depending what time I get home, I have a work thing) (peanut butter)

Friday

  • Lunch: Cosi provided by work for a conference
  • Dinner: something at my parents’ house

Shopping List:

  • broccoli
  • kidney beans
  • cheese
  • 4 yogurts
  • almond milk
  • bananas

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I am really lacking in inspiration this week. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I tend to eat the same things week after week after week. I don’t mind eating the same breakfast of a smoothie and yogurt, but the same lunches and dinners are starting to wear on me.

Since I have most of the foods I eat on hand I’m going to try to eat through what I have and then gradually incorporate other things. Like this week’s Wednesday’s dinner and Thursday’s lunch…

Monday

  • Lunch: chili lunch out at NY Burger
  • Dinner: pasta with alfredo sauce and veggies

Tuesday

  • Lunch: pasta with alfredo sauce and veggies NY Burger leftover and asparagus
  • Dinner: Dr. Praeger’s burger and fries (potato)

Wednesday

  • Lunch: black beans and rice chili
  • Dinner: falafel (chickpeas, onion, parsley, pita, hummus)

Thursday

  • Lunch: falafel and veggies
  • Dinner: savory oats

Friday

  • Lunch: eat out black beans and rice
  • Dinner: TBD

Shopping List:

  • potato
  • chickpeas
  • parsley
  • onion
  • pita
  • hummus
  • Kashi Go Lean Crunch
  • Greek yogurt
  • Emergen-C
  • frozen berries

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It’s Monday, which means it’s Meal Planning Monday. Last week worked really well so I’m back again. Yes, I do realize I eat the same meals week after week, I need summer and its produce to come and inspire some change!

Monday

  • Lunch: chili
  • Dinner: veggie pizza

Tuesday

  • Lunch: snobby joe over rice
  • Dinner: pasta with Alfredo sauce and veggie

Wednesday

  • Lunch: eating out
  • Dinner: Dr. Praeger’s burger wrap

Thursday

  • Lunch: black beans and rice
  • Dinner: savory oats

Friday

  • Lunch: savory oats
  • Dinner: TBD

Shopping List:

  • onion
  • garlic
  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • brown sugar
  • yogurt
  • almond milk
  • ice cream
  • OJ
  • tortilla chips
  • hand soap
  • dish soap
  • spinach

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I haven’t done one of these for a while, I know I keep saying that and then not doing it again for a month, but it’s really so helpful to plan my meals, not only in being a healthy eater, but also in budgeting. So I’m going to go back to doing it. Weekly. Really.

Monday

  • Lunch: black beans and rice
  • Dinner: savory oats

Tuesday

  • Lunch: savory oats
  • Dinner: Dr. Praeger’s burger wrap & veggie

Wednesday

  • Lunch: burrito and veggies
  • Dinner: eating out

Thursday

  • Lunch: chili
  • Dinner: peanut butter sandwich, veggie & cheese

Friday

  • Lunch: eating out
  • Dinner: TBD

Shopping List:

  • grapes
  • spinach
  • bananas

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Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday is upon us again. Here’s how my meals for this week are shaping up:

Monday

  • Lunch: Snobby Joe (need lentils, olive oil, yellow onion, green pepper, garlic, 8 oz. tomato sauce, 1/4 c. tomato paste, maple syrup, mustard)
  • Dinner: pizza (need vegetable)

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Lunch: chickpea burger (need broccoli)
  • Dinner: work dinner at a Chinese restaurant

Thursday

  • Lunch: chili (need onion, cheddar cheese)
  • Dinner: peanut butter sandwich, vegetable (need vegetable)

Friday

  • Lunch: eating out!
  • Dinner: TBD

Grocery List

Trader Joe’s

  • lentils
  • olive oil
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c. tomato paste
  • maple syrup
  • wet mustard
  • spinach
  • almond milk
  • frozen blueberries
  • bananas
  • cheddar cheese
  • Emergen-C

Greenmarket

  • vegetables
  • apples

Union Market

  • green pepper
  • orange
  • 2 onions

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Meal Planning Monday

I’m hereby appointing every Monday “Meal Planning Monday.” Planning my meals for the last few weeks of 2009 was very helpful both in making healthy food choices, but also in making healthy financial choices.

So here we go with the first week of 2010!

Monday

Tuesday

  • Lunch: Black bean wrap (need wrap, cheese)
  • Dinner: Savory oatmeal (need vegetable, cheese, kidney beans)

Wednesday

  • Lunch: Kidney bean and broccoli melt (need kidney beans, broccoli, bread, cheese)
  • Dinner: Pizza (need vegetable, tomato sauce)

Thursday

  • Lunch: Chickpea burger (need tomato sauce)
  • Dinner: Hummus and mini pitas with vegetable and cheddar cheese (need hummus, mini pitas, vegetable, and cheese)

Friday

  • Lunch: eating out!
  • Dinner: TBD

For breakfast this week I’m going to try something new. I’m going to make a Green Monster every morning to drink at home while I’m getting ready and then I’m going to bring yogurt and cereal with me to have around 10am at work. If this works out I’ll branch out into bringing out things to work, but I’m going to be simple the first week.

Grocery List:

Trader Joe’s:

  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes*
  • 2 cans black beans*
  • 2 cans kidney beans*
  • 1 can pinto beans*
  • Reduced Guilt Tortilla Chips
  • cheddar cheese*
  • 1 lb. black beans*
  • Rice*
  • wraps
  • tomato sauce
  • Ezekial bread
  • Hummus
  • Mini pitas
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Frozen fruit
  • Almond milk

Union Market:

  • 3 onions
  • yellow pepper
  • green pepper
  • garlic
  • cilantro^
  • oranges (if they’re still $1/ea.)

Greenmarket:

  • Vegetable(s)
  • Apples

Grocery Store:

  • Arnold Sandwich Thins*
  • Greek yogurt*

* bought at the grocery store at my parents’ house before coming back to the city
^ ended up buying at TJ’s

I think this is going to be an expensive grocery week!!

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