I loved everyone's input last week about the cost of groceries. It was really interesting to see that the majority of people are spending $150-200 a week, which really made me feel good!
Monday - Beet, Kale, and Goat Cheese salad
I didn't use a recipe for this one, and just sort of went with what I thought would go well together. Inside the salad is kale, goat cheese, chicken, quiona, beets, and honey crisp apple. I served it with a Ceaser dressing.
Tuesday - Crock Pot Taco Salad
I loved this salad, and have it cooking right now for dinner tonight actually. I served it with a jalapeno ranch dressing, but this is the easiest dinner ever! Major win.
Wednesday - Pumpkin Turkey Chili
We love this chili and it makes for great leftovers. We serve it with chips crumbled on top and greek yogurt.
I do follow the recipe to make a homemade tzatziki sauce, but if you found a good pre-made option, this dinner would be even easier!
Friday - Chicken Enchiladas
This is actually my mom's recipe...but it's just shredded chicken, diced green chilies, green salsa and cheese inside. Once it's baked, you pour over a mixture of chicken broth and cream for the sauce. I ended up freezing half the batch for dinner while I'm in Chicago for Joel.
How do you meal plan?
I spend every Monday morning on Pintrest and Skinnytaste.com It takes me about an hour to go through and map out the week. I try to always serve some kind of salad during the week, and include one night of a soup or chili.
For a while, I was cooking the same meals week after week, but lately I've been enjoying adding recipes to repertoire and testing new things.
I'm also trying to get smarter about making a lot of things on Monday, and then stretching them for the week. Like, if my salad on Monday night calls for quiona, I try to find another recipe for that week that I can add quiona in. It's such a time saver if I can be strategic about it.
Other than that, I try and get my meal planning, shopping, and prep work done on Monday's so that I can't back out of it as the week gets hairier and hairier!