For as infrequently as I seem to do it, I really do enjoy meal planning. It can be a challenge combing through the fridge, freezer, and pantry to see what needs to be used before I dash out to the grocery store to buy fresher food to stack on top of what's already there, BUT I always feel so accomplished when we eat through what we have.
I thought this week would be something of a "clean slate" week since the cupboards seem so bare, but after sitting down with a pen and paper, the grocery store circular, and a few select cookbooks, I found that we really had quite a bit of potential lying around. Here is what I pulled together:
Sunday lunch - Potato-crust veggie quiche (thanks for the crust recipe, branny!) with homemade applesauce and chicken apple sausage.
Sunday dinner - Homemade pizza with black olives, cherry tomatoes from a friend, a small can of mushrooms, and the last 6 (literally) pepperoni from last weekend's pizza night.
Monday - Grocery shopping day! Brown rice pasta with chicken and broccoli from The Eat-Clean Diet for Family & Kids by Tosca Reno.
Tuesday - Grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade tomato soup, also from The Eat-Clean Diet for Family & Kids, after running group.
Wednesday - Asian noodle bowls from The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged! by Tosca Reno.
Thursday - Individual pizzas for The H and little guy while I run and have dinner with friends.
Friday - Crispy chicken bites from The Eat-Clean Diet for Family & Kids with sweet potato fries from the same book.
Saturday - TBA
This week I'd also like to make a sweet potato spread and a shrimp & edamame noodle salad, both from an old issue of Clean Eating Magazine. Hopefully some of these turn out blog-worthy. :) You know me... even if they don't, I'll probably post 'em anyway!