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Weekly Meal Plan: Mon 1/5 - Friday 1/9

January 5th, 2009 at 01:56 am

I've seen folks document their menu plans for each week and thought I might do the same.

A bit of background: My husband is a stay at home dad and he usually does all of the grocery shopping. Over a year ago I joined Weight Watchers, so in order to control the food that comes into our house I started doing the shopping (sometimes we just do it together). So I make a menu plan for the week and post it on the fridge - I don't designate a meal by day - after dinner each night we decide what we'd like the next day from the list and get something out of the freezer.

So here's a batch of dinners for Mon-Fri this week:
- Burritos (ground beef was reduced at the grocery store & red beans and rice was on sale)
- Chicken "wings" (we cut boneless breasts into chunks, bake, toss in wing sauce)
- Chopped steak & onions (from the freezer - reduced at the grocery a couple weeks ago)
- Pork chops (another reduced meat price purchase)
- Leftovers (most likely burritos - we love those reheated!)

I tend to buy family packs of sale chicken breasts & split them up & freeze them - same with ground beef. Our regular store almost always has reduced price packs of meat between 98-cents & 1.98 (end price, not per pound!). We eat a lot of meat Smile There are some nights we'll have soup or sandwiches - this week was particularly inexpensive in the meat department.

When I'm working on weight loss we'll eat beans or fish in place of a beef or pork at least once a week.

Has anyone tried I am particularly interested because they have a Weight Watchers version. Just interested to see if it can add some excitement to our table.

2 Responses to “Weekly Meal Plan: Mon 1/5 - Friday 1/9”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i do the same: make a menu plan but dont designate meal per day. i don't eat meat but my BF does so he usually has a grilled lamb chop on the side, or if we have pasta i will make a meat sauce for him and a vegetable sauce for myself.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I did ediets for awhile...I think it's $2 per week and they'll customize a meal plan that comes with a grocery list. Last time I joined you could quit anytime, so if you didn't like it, you didn't have to keep paying for it.

    Now we just make up our own meal plan. We sort of plan which meal is for what day based on what nights we'll want to spend more time cooking, but we frequently switch meals around based on convenience, a veggie that needs using sooner, etc.

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