Friday, May 1, 2015

Greatest Hits... So Far

Going into meal planning, I envisioned myself making a wide variety of exciting meals. In reality, however, this week's menu planning conversation went a little like this:

Me: "What do you want for meals this week?"
Noodle Cups Prepped for the Week
Josh: "Noodle cups. And spicy taco quinoa bowls."
Me: "So you just want me to repeat last week's menu?"
Josh: "Yes."

On the plus side, this makes things easy. Menu, grocery lists and notes are as follows:

Lunch: Noodle Cups
Note: I bought fresh rice noodles this week because the grocery store didn't have ramen, and doing so made prepping these extra fast- I'll do that again!
Dinner: Tempeh Stir Fry
Note: I buy fresh, pre-cut veggies for stir fries. I have acknowledged that I don't like chopping veggies after work and that's okay.

Lunch: Noodle Cups
Dinner: Spicy Taco Quinoa Bowls

Lunch: Leftover Spicy Taco Quinoa Bowls
Dinner: Thai Stir Fry with Tofu
Note: This is cabbage, brown rice and baked tofu with peanut sauce, a knock off of a dish that one of my favorite restaurants stopped serving.

Lunch: Leftover Stir Fry
Dinner: Sushi Bowl
Note: This is brown rice, nori, whatever appropriate sushi fillings I have on hand and a sauce of soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin and a bit of hot mustard.

Lunch: Leftover Sushi Bowl
Dinner: Pizza
Note: This is a lazy, homemade pizza comprised of pre-made Trader Joe's pizza dough, pizza sauce and homemade cashew ricotta, plus veggies on hand.

Grocery List
Fresh Rice Noodles
Tofu (3)
Stir Fry Veggies
Cherry Tomatoes
Avocados (2)
Bell Peppers
Almond Milk
Peanut Butter
Pizza Dough
Fruits & Vegetables for snacking
(I had quinoa, black beans, cilantro and frozen corn on hand, plus necessary spices)