Our Healthy Meal Plan

 

 

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90% of the time, I cook the dinner/meal the night before. It’s easier that way and saves me time. I also started shopping on Wednesdays before I get Dino from daycare. My meal plans will be from Thursdays to Wednesdays to reflect my shopping schedule. When my schedule changes so will the meal plan days.
22nd Thurs Dinner homemade pizza
23rd Fri Dinner grilled chicken, peppers, onions, mexican rice
24th Sat Dinner leftovers
25th Sun Dinner  pasta, sauce, turkey meat balls
26th Mon Dinner hot dogs (organic) and fries, mac and cheese
27th Tues Dinner sports skills night (take out)
28th Wed Dinner coconut chicken cutlets, spinach, green beans, couscous, 

 

22nd Thurs Dinner: homemade pizza OOOOPS, forgot to buy shredded cheese and pepperoni for the pizza. Of course our local grocery store didn’t have organic and GMO free cheese and pepperoni, but they did have these pizzas. These were pretty good, but not as great as homemade pizza…but free of harmful ingredients.  

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23rd Fri Dinner:   grilled chicken, peppers, onions, and mexican rice jasmine rice, with veggies, and pesto sauce 

rice and veggie Collage

 

24th Saturdayleftovers pasta with turkey meatballs 

pasta with turkey meatballs

 

25th Sunday Pasta, Sauce, and turkey meatballs we went to my parents house, and had a wonderful bbq there. My dad’s in the hospital after having double knee surgery, so we visited him. 

 

26th Monday hot dogs (organic) fries, and mac and cheese had the coconut chicken with leftover rice and veggies

I mixed parmesean flavored panko with coconut flakes and carribean seasoning. I coated the cutlets in the mixture and baked in the oven at 350 for about 30 min. They came out so darn good…so tasty and crispy…and very healthy. Paired with the leftover rice and veggies…what a great meal.

coconut chicken

 

27th Tuesday sports skills…so takeout once again It’s our little tradition and I LOVE it. This time I made the pizza and it was delicious once again. 

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28th Wednesday  coconut chicken cutlets, spinach, carrots, couscous mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, veggies

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I want to share my food cabinet with you. As most of you know I live in a small apartment and limited space for food storage. This one cabinet is it…especially now with eating healthy.

In our cabinet we have jars and containers of items from the bulk section at Whole Foods: popcorn kernels, barley, couscous, quinoa, jasmine rice, various beans, bread crumbs, raisins, cranberries, fresh ground peanut butter, jarred peanut butter, pasta sauce, pasta, and pancake and brownie mix. Above the cabinet we have cereals, tortilla chips, and extra snacks.

I have tons of seasoning in the small cabinet above our stove and fresh herbs in our freezer. Buying the grains, beans, and rice in bulk saves a TON of money.

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All our snacks for Anthony are organic and GMO free…(I’m running low, the basket is usually fuller than this)

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In our fridge/freezer there are still a few items that are Non-organic and filled with GMOS…those are hubby’s. Most of the fruits, veggies, homemade meals, snacks, and condiments are all organic/NON-GMO.  Anthony knows he is more than welcome to get fruits, veggies, dried mango slices, cheese sticks, and other healthy snacks.

fridge freezer

 

Eating NON-GMO doesn’t mean no flavor and boring foods. Just THE opposite, you are promised REAL FOODS. Here are some of the NON-GMO foods we have in our home. 

Whole Foods 365 Raspberry Fruit Spread, Just Mayo, Earth Balance Buttery spread, white corn tortilla chips, Nature’s Path cereal (any variety), Madhava pancake mix, and Bear Pond Farm pesto sauce.

 

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Annie’s snack (any variety of pretzels or cheddar bunnies), Annie’s gummies, Barabara’s Snackimals, Whole Foods 365 organic apple sauce, Veggie-Gos fruit chews.  All these are healthier and safer than gold fish, name brand gummies, name brand pretzels, and fruit cups.  

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budgetPractical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic.  Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

 

    

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

 

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Comments

Our Healthy Meal Plan — 11 Comments

  1. And I thought we had a small kitchen…we at least have three cabinets for food and another one just for spices. Looks like you’re doing really well with all the healthy eating. Would you be willing to do a post just on healthy snacks you keep around for Anthony?

    • oh boy Leslie…its a TINY kitchen, our door is in the kitchen too which makes it even smaller. So I have to be quite creative. Definitely, I will post the snacks that we both love to eat.

  2. I love that Trader Joes sells pizza dough. I don’t live near one and wish I could find it locally although let’s face it =in the time it takes me to go get it, I could make my own, right?

  3. I think it is so important to eat (and therefore buy & support) local, sustainable and organic food. I try to limit the amount of packaged or processed foods I eat so buying organic produce in bulk actually saves me LOADS of money as compared to grocery-stores. I find the expensive part of eating organic is if you eat meat, dairy products or packaged items. The produce and grains are dirt cheap in comparison! I also have to say the flavour of organic foods is far superior as you’ve said – more nutrients = more flavour! 🙂

    • yes, I love the buljk section…it really does save money. I wish I had sarted earlier for my son, but now we are on a healthy and clean tract. Life is so much better whenyou can taste the food and not the chemicals.

  4. That pizza sure looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome meal plan with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  5. Thanks for linking up! I really like those snack baskets! Such a great idea! After our move to South Korea, I’ve realized how out of shape I actually am. I’m glad I found your blog for inspiration!

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