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Food Challenge This Week

May 14th, 2016 at 11:46 pm

We are a little low on funds this week, so I am setting up a food challenge for this week. I am attempting as much as possible to use food we already have in our cupboards and fridge. Here are our planned meals:

1) Breakfasts - eggs, smoothies, veggies, and piece of fruit. I already had 3 out of the 4 dozen eggs needed, butter, coconut oil, carrots, and almond milk. 7 breakfasts

2) Meatloaf w/ side of veggies. I already had sweet potatoes. 2 lunches for DH

3) Lunches Leftover From Last Week. 5 lunches for DH

4) Ham and Bean Soup. I already have the beans, herbs, seasonings, and homemade broth. 4 lunches for me

5) Salads with garbanzo beans. I already have the beans, kale, green onions, sea salt, black pepper, radishes, lettuce, and carrots. The kale, green onions, and lettuce are actually growing in my garden. 3 lunches for me

6) Turkey curry. I already have the seasonings. I will use a turnip instead of a parsnip because I already have it.

Text is and Link is 1 supper for DH and me.

7) Meatloaf turned into stir fry. I already will have the meatloaf from making it for DH. I already have the seasonings and salsa. 1 supper for DH and me.

8) Tuna Salad. I already had leftover homemade mayo and 3 cans of tuna. 1 supper for DH and me

9) Baked Chicken w/ potatoes and green beans. I already have the herbs and seasonings. 1 supper for DH and me

10) Leftover Chicken. Haven't Decided What to Do With it Yet. 1 supper for DH and me

I think that will come close to meeting all of our food needs this week. I love Food Challenges.

6 Responses to “Food Challenge This Week”

  1. Frugalista Says:

    You got this!

  2. scottish girl Says:


  3. snafu Says:

    Your Food Challenge is remarkably similar to my mom's PLAN-OVER' printed lists kept taped inside a cupboard door. She did headings like 'Chicken' followed by a list like Biscuit Pot Pie, Casserole [dressing/pasta/potato/rice] Chowder, Divan, Dumplings, a, Fajitas, King, Masala, Pilaf, Popovers, Short Puffs, Tetrazzini etc.

    GROUND BEEF likewise listed plan-overs for meatloaf like stir fry or to top or stuff a baked potato or home made pizza. She gave the entree a name and for the most part we never realized we were eating leftovers.

    I hope you keep your lists to see at a glance what can easily be reprised. If you have to go to the store for a can of mushroom soup or bag of rice it's critical to be disciplined and buy only the item on your list.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Well thought out!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Looks like a great meal plan.

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good meal plan - you gave me the idea for bacon & bean soup (have made it many times), thank you!

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