Above: Honeycrisp apple with PB2 and Everything but the Bagel seasoning
These weeks of summer are flying by! I should have known, they always do, yet I’m always surprised how fast they go. It’s another week to meal plan so I made my list and went to Trader Joe’s yesterday for my weekly haul. It’s the last time for the next few weeks because we’ll be traveling! I also went to Whole Foods today for a few things and it always amazes me how expensive it is whenever I go there! I got 5 meals, snacks, deodorant, toothpaste, and two sunscreens at Traders for $125 and when I went to Whole Foods today to get lentils, short grain rice, liquid smoke, a couple Arden’s Gardens, two new natural deodorants (I’m having irritation issues), lunch, two vegan cookies, and B12 it was $78. I guess because it was from the deodorants and B12? Yikes.
Anyways, shop at Trader Joe’s for all your daily basics and Whole Foods for the rarer items. I wanted to incorporate some staples that I won’t have to think about, and some that I need to follow a recipe (mostly) because some nights you don’t want to stare at your phone while you’re cooking to make sure you’re doing it right. This is what I’m planning on making.
Quinoa Stuffed Portobellos with Red Sauce- I created this to make something simple that seemed sophisticated and was really healthy with lots of vegetable protein. I’m going to cook the quinoa with diced onion and a 1/2 tsp of boullion for flavor and then stuff the portobellos with it, then cook them in homemade red sauce.
I’m Possible Burgers– I found this recipe on Pinterest for at home “Impossible” tasting burgers. Their base is tempeh and the beets give them the pink color and liquid smoke gives them their flavor. I’ll be serving these with homemade baked fries.
Chickpea Buddha Bowls- I’m going to roast some chickpeas, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, kale, and serve over rice with some kind of sauce, not sure yet.
Lentils and Rice- This is a classic and I’m mixing in mushrooms and spinach to make it a more rounded meal. It’s one of our favorites!
Veggie Pasta- I got some whole wheat fusilli and I’m going to roast some of our favorite veggies to throw in with a quick marinara.
I got extra chickpeas to make some hummus and veggie flatbread sandwiches for lunches, extra potatoes for breakfasts, and lots of fruit to snack on. I hope you all have a fabulous week!