Meal Planning 3.19.18

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This was my weekly grocery haul that I got this morning from Trader Joe’s. Guess how much?? (answer at the bottom) If you don’t go to Trader Joe’s, you’re probably spending too much! Their produce is fresh and they mostly have organic of everything and it’s so much cheaper than the big chains in our area. I go once a week and get everything we need for the week, but of course I always forget one or two things and have to go somewhere during the week. I made my list and that helps me stay on track and not buy things we don’t need. I’m going to try really hard to eat the best I can (no oil or alcohol) until we go to Bahamas in a few weeks and see if that helps so I stocked up. Here’s what I’m planning on cooking this week-

Sunday- leftover black bean burgers and baked fries

Tempeh Gyros- Since Josh is Greek, he loves a good gyro! Since lamb isn’t an option, I found these tempeh gyros on Pinterest that look amazing! Marinated tempeh sliced thin and baked, stuffed in a warm pita with all the veggies and homemade vegan tzitziki sauce and a side of no-oil greek potatoes.

Lentil and Rice Soup- I’m making a soup with lentils, kale, carrots, and rice and a ciabatta roll on the side.

Vegan Caesar salad– I found a Caesar salad recipe on my Dr. McDougall app and I’m going to top the salad with crispy chickpeas and tomatoes and ciabatta roll on the side.

Tofu and Veggie Noodle Bowl- I couldn’t find asian rice noodles at TJ’s so I just got the brown rice spaghetti and I’ll mix it with crispy tofu, eggplant, bok choy, mushrooms, and zucchini with my oil free teriyaki sauce.

Stuffed Baked Potatoes- I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a while but the cheese sauce is so hit or miss that I keep saying I’ll wait so here it goes! I’m going to top a russet baked potato with roasted broccoli and a vegan oil free cheese sauce for a simple and HCLF dinner creation.

For lunch today I felt like whipping up some veggie sushi with leftover veggies and we’ll also have that for lunch tomorrow as well.

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Answer- $79… I know! 

Have an amazing week! Spring is coming!

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