Menu Plan Monday – October 13

by Marcy on October 14, 2008 · 0 comments

Here is week #2 of our healthier menu plans. We had a great plan last week, but didn’t do a very good job of sticking to it. I forgot that my husband wouldn’t be home for dinner 4 nights last week which pretty much zapped my motivation when it came to cooking. That’s why you’ll see a few carryovers on this week’s plan.

For those of you who are new to this site, welcome! Just so you know, I don’t post weekly menu plans because I want the world to know what we are eating. I post them because it keeps me accountable and also because I like to show how we eat in relation to how much we spend on groceries. Plus it is fun to share recipes sometimes. Menu planning has helped me so much when it comes to making my weekly grocery lists and attempting to stick to my budget. I plan to elaborate on this in a post later this week.

Monday – Leftovers/Cereal (we are fighting off colds)

TuesdayTiny Turkey Meatball and Chickpea Soup with Broccoli Rabe and Pecorino

Wednesday – Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta & Cherry Tomatoes

Thursday – Eat Out

Friday Dinner with Family (unsure of where)

Saturday Dinner with Family (pot luck)

Sunday – Chicken and Noodles (if I’m feeling ambitious, otherwise I’ll make chicken noodle soup) and Frozen Veggies


Weekly Budget Notes:

This week I will not be making a trip to the grocery store. We’ll be eating from our freezer and pantry, and I picked up an extra half gallon of milk last week to hold us over until I go shopping next week.

I do need to run out to get diapers and a couple of other toiletries, but that’s all that I am planning on purchasing.


Biggest Loser Challenge #1:

As I mentioned last week, my husband and I are currently participating in a Biggest Loser challenge. I thought I would start posting our weekly challenges here in case you want to try them out for yourselves. Because we are actually a couple of weeks ahead, I may post my experiences/opinions along with these challenges.

So here goes…week #1: Eat 5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables 3 days this week. Here is a website that you can check out to see what counts as a serving.

My personal experience? This takes some planning but is totally doable. And eating all of those fruits and veggies really doe fill you up so that you don’t want as much junk. But you really do have to plan.


If you are new to the concept of menu planning, be sure to check out I’m an Organizing Junkie. She hosts Menu Plan Monday each week, and you can find lots of great menu ideas.

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