Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tasty Green Meal Plan

Meal Plan for October 26 - November 1

I love that Momma Hughes (Alisha, from Out of the Box) made soups last week. We are going to continue making a few soups this week as they are nutritious, delicious, and make for great leftovers. I am also spicing things up a bit with a few simple meals that have absolutely nothing to do with the fall season and have everything to do with my recent cravings!

Here is the Tasty Green Meal Plan for this week:

Sunday~ Pumpkin Tomato Basil Soup in bread bowls
Monday~ Katie's Quadoba
Tuesday~ Chicken soup
Wednesday~ Spicy Corn and Wild Rice Casserole
Thursday~ Pinto beans and cornbread
Friday~ Gnocci (Potato Noodles) and Pesto
Saturday~ Homemade whole wheat pizza

Bonus: Pumpkin baking, pumpkin freezing, and pumpkin butter!


Even though with most of the above meals you CAN buy the canned/frozen version of the ingredients I highly encourage you to use fresh ingredients. It is healthier and will save you money in the long run.

GROCERY LIST

Sunday
Fresh pumpkin puree (or a can of pumpkin)
mushrooms
carrots (4 or 5 of good size)
Either vegetable stock or chicken broth
Can of tomatoes, pureed
fresh basil
butter


Monday
Tortillas
Black beans
Chicken
Cilantro
Tomatoes
Avacado
Lime Juice
Garlic


Tuesday
Chicken broth
Carrots
Potatoes
Basil, bay leaves, oregano (really the spices of your choosing)
Chicken (I used just one big chicken breast. You can adjust depending on your family size)
Salt and Pepper

Wednesday
Corn (fresh or frozen ~ not canned)
Wild Rice
Half and Half or whole cream
Milk
Butter
Cayanne Pepper seasoning


Thursday
Pinto beans
Cornmeal
Milk
Vinegar
Egg
(If you have buttermilk you do NOT need milk and vinegar).
Two slices of bacon
salt and pepper

Friday
Potatoes
Salt
Egg
Basil
Garlic
Pine nuts
3/4 cup Parmesan, FRESHLY GRATED
extra-virgin olive oil

Saturday
Flour (we use whole wheat)
Sugar
Salt
olive oil
yeast
Tomato sauce (canned or home made)
toppings of your choice
garlic
*HINT* You can always puree vegetables into your sauce and give your pizza an extra kick of taste and nutrients that picky eaters will not gripe about. My pizza sauce has tomato, green pepper and mushrooms all pureed into it.


We will also be making home made applesauce this week and enjoying home made potato chips as a snack.

Have a great week! We have been loving the email and comments, keep them coming!

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