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Week starting Jan. 21, 2019

Monday

One Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Kale and Cranberries (use chicken breasts in freezer; cook in instant pot and shred)

Tuesday

Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash Bake and Healthy Green Bean Casserole (use portion of the frozen then shredded chicken breasts from Monday)

Wednesday

Ropa Vieja with cauliflower rice or brown basmati rice (slow cooker version). Can use meat on top of salad later in week.

Thursday

Leftovers

Friday

Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie (use butter instead of ghee) and salad

Saturday

Sweet Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs with cauliflower rice (use chicken thighs in freezer)

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Rump Roast (3-3½ lbs; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Salad
  • Spinach
  • Kale (1 large bunch; on sale $.99/bunch)
  • Apples (10; whatever kind(s) are on sale)
  • Cuties (1 bag; on sale $1.99/bag)
  • Green beans (2½ lbs; on sale $.99/lb)
  • Bell peppers (3; 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow…or cheapest combo)
  • Onions (4)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Tomato sauce (need 1 cup; check cabinet)
  • Tomato Paste (check to see if we have at home)
  • Diced tomatoes (1-14.5oz can)
  • Whole wheat panko breadcrumbs (check to see if we have at home)
  • Slow cooker liners (1 box)
  • Smoked paprika (from bulk spice section at Sprouts or Savory Spice)
  • Italian seasoning (unless we still have some in a small Sprouts baggie)
  • Brown basmati rice
  • Ground turkey or beef (2lbs; Trader Joe’s instead; Shepherd’s Pie recipe calls for 1½ lbs; use other ½ lb for breakfast)
  • Spaghetti squash (1; Trader Joe’s)
  • Cremini mushrooms (3 bags; Trader Joe’s instead)
  • Goat cheese (need 4 oz; prob cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Worcestershire (Trader Joe’s instead)
  • Green olives w/pimentos (big jar at Trader Joe’s)
  • Vanilla extra (imitation is fine; Trader Joe’s instead)
  • Cauliflower rice (cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Dried cranberries (need ¼ cup; bulk section at Sprouts or bag at Trader Joe’s)
  • Plain Greek yogurt (maybe 2 containers; maybe cheaper at Trader Joe’s?; green bean casserole recipe calls for 7 oz of 2%)
  • 2% milk (maybe cheaper at Trader Joe’s?; need 2 cups)

Need but have at home

Oil, carrots (2), garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt, ground cloves, bay leaves, Parmesan cheese, parsley, olive oil, flour, nutmeg, chicken breasts (in freezer), balsamic vinegar, fresh sage, fresh rosemary, butter, egg (1), red pepper flakes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chicken thighs, honey, gochujang, coco aminos, sesame oil, ginger, sesame seeds

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Week starting Jan. 4, 2019

Friday

Turnip and Potato Soup  and leftover black-eyed peas

Saturday

Baked Tilapia with Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Sunday

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf with green salad

Monday

Chicken Pot Pie Soup. Using only white meat (chicken breasts; cooking in instant pot first).

Tuesday

Spicy Sesame Chicken Zoodles

Wednesday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken breasts (2 large packages; on sale $1.77/lb)
  • Ground turkey (2lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Tilapia (bag of frozen fillets; on sale 20% off)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Apples (for snacks; whatever kind is $.99/lb or less)
  • Brussels sprouts (good amount, 1 lb or more; on sale $.99/lb)
  • Zucchinis (6 medium; on sale $.98/lb)
  • Russet potatoes (5-lb bag)
  • Onions (5)
  • Lemons (4)
  • Salad (whatever is on sale–if they look okay; some are 2/$6; or I can get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Fresh ginger (Super Cao Nguyen or get a root)
  • Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (1 container; can also pick up from Trader Joe’s if need to)
  • Shredded Parmesan (1 bag; I can pick up from Trader Joe’s)
  • Coconut milk (1 can; I can pick up from Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Ghee, garlic cloves, turnips (2lbs), Russet potatoes (1½ lbs), chicken broth (1 carton), fresh thyme, bay leaves, nutmeg, salt, pepper, avocado oil, carrots (3), cayenne, fresh sage, fresh rosemary, frozen peas, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, paprika, dried thyme, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, soy sauce or coconut aminos, tahini, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, garlic chili sauce, sesame seeds

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Week starting Dec. 26, 2018

Wednesday

Instant Pot Keema (using ground turkey)

Thursday

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (uses 1½ lb of thighs)

Friday

Chipotle Chicken and Green Beans with sliced tomatoes (uses 1lb of thighs)

Saturday

Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder (sub coconut cream and red wine vinegar to avoid buying sherry vinegar)

Sunday

Chicken and biscuits

Monday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Bacon (4 slices; if not on sale, get from butcher counter)
  • Chicken thighs (1 large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken tenders (1 package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Green beans (pound or so; bag of them; on sale $.98/lb)
  • Tomatoes (cheapest option; 3)
  • Shallots (2 medium)
  • Onions (2)
  • Russet potatoes (1 bag)
  • Sweet potatoes (6)
  • Fresh thyme (1 package)
  • Fresh sage (1 package)
  • Corn (1 can; or check to see if we have some in freezer)
  • Chicken stock (1 carton; may get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Minced garlic (1 jar)
  • Black pepper (from bulk spice section)
  • Wild rice (1 cup; from bulk section)

Need but have at home

Ghee, onion, minced garlic, minced ginger, serrano pepper (1), coriander, paprika, salt, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, cardamom, ground turkey (1 lb), diced tomatoes (1 can), frozen peas, cilantro, butter, bay leaf, flour, curry powder, coconut cream, red wine vinegar, avocado oil, chili powder, chipotle powder, cayenne, mushrooms, crushed red pepper flakes, chicken broth (1 carton), coconut milk

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Week starting Oct. 23, 2018

Tuesday

Sou vied steaks finished in skillet with simple salad (romaine, tomatoes, black olives)

Wednesday

Thai Ground Beef & Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Thursday

Baked Cabbage Casserole with ground turkey instead of beef

Friday

Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing, top with sou vied chicken breasts finished in skillet

Saturday

Easy Breakfast Casserole & Leftovers

Sunday

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup topped with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Boneless New York steaks (2; on sales $6.99/lb)
  • Ground beef (1lb; on sale 93/7 on sale $4.99/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (1 large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Ground turkey (1½  to 2lbs)
  • Breakfast sausage (1½ lbs)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Green cabbage (1 small head)
  • Red cabbage (1 small head)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Kale (1 bunch)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Green bell peppers (3; on sale 3/$1))
  • Jalapenos (16)
  • Serrano peppers (4)
  • Brussels sprouts (1lb; or buy pre-sliced bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Tomatoes (4)
  • Onions (6)
  • Sweet potatoes (6)
  • Mushrooms (8 oz)
  • Cauliflower rice (1 bag)
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Tomato sauce (2 cans)
  • Diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • Black olives (1 can)
  • Walnuts (1 cup; on sale $4.99/lb)

Need but have at home

Romaine lettuce (1 head), tomatoes (3), spaghetti squash (1), avocado oil, garlic cloves (12), ginger root, Thai red curry paste, salt, pepper, fish sauce, coconut sugar, coconut aminos, eggs (2), parmesan, lemons (4), olive oil, dijon mustard, shallot (1), tomato paste, vegetable oil, ground ginger, curry powder, cumin, nutmeg, pumpkin (15oz can), water, Greek yogurt, butter, garlic powder

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Week starting July 30, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Monday

Slow Baked Chili Salmon with mixed greens and Crispy Brussels Sprouts (didn’t use last week)

Tuesday

Spicy Sesame Chicken Zoodles

Wednesday

Instant Pot Aloo Baingan Masala (use mix of Russet and sweet potatoes at home) and  Kale Salad (double recipe; hopefully leftover from work party)

Thursday

Grilled Chicken Breasts and Sweet Potato Potato Salad

Friday

Chicken & Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Spicy Green Sauce. Put chicken into marinade on Wednesday night, grill chicken Thursday night.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Parmesan (need 1 cup of crumbles)
  • Salmon (2.5 lbs; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (two large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Celery (one head)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Kale (2 bunches; or bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Onions (4)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Sweet potatoes (2lbs; on sale $.77/lb)
  • Lemons (6)
  • Limes (4)
  • Corn (4 ears)
  • Avocado (2)
  • Zucchinis (4 medium)
  • Eggplant (1 medium to large)
  • Cucumber (1)
  • Honey
  • Tahini
  • Mayo
  • Raisins (1 cup)
  • Slivered almonds (½ cup)
  • Quinoa (1½ cups)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, garlic, ancho chili powder, coriander, oregano, salt, pepper, mayo, greek yogurt, black beans, chili powder, smoked paprika, coco aminos, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic chili sauce, ginger, sesame seeds, white vinegar, red pepper flakes, cumin seeds, water, frozen onion masala, garam masala, potatoes, whole grain mustard, relish

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Week starting July 23, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Monday

Chicken Bhuna Masala (Instant Pot) with basmati rice or cauliflower rice (use half of chicken thighs package)

Tuesday

Grilled chicken thighs and slaw (use other half of chicken thighs package)

Wednesday

Turnip and Potato Soup and Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Thursday

Habanero Salsa-topped burgers with slaw

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Grass-fed beef (large package; on sale $3.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Turnips (2lbs ish)
  • Habanero (2)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Roma tomatoes (12; on sale 2lbs/$1)
  • Onions (5)
  • Brussel sprouts (15-20 or more depending on price)
  • Slaw (one bag)
  • Eggs
  • Cauliflower rice (1 or 2 bags)
  • Whole cloves (4; get from bulk spice end cap)
  • Whole green cardamom pods (3; get from bulk spice end cap)
  • Whole black cardamom pods (1; get from bulk spice end cap)
  • Star anise (1; get from bulk spice end cap)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Basmati rice (couple of scoops)

Need but have at home

Cumin seeds, coriander powder, salt, cayenne, onion masala (in freezer; need 1¼ cup), ghee, garam masala, oil, garlic, russet potatoes (1.5lbs), thyme, nutmeg, pepper, bay leaves, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, olive oil

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Week starting July 9, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Monday

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup may use dried spices to save money

Tuesday

Leftovers

Wednesday

Grilled Chicken Thighs and Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil

Thursday

Put into marinade Wednesday night. Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. High on Ryan’s list of favorites. Serve with wasabi finishing sauce from Savory Spice.

Friday

Cashew Chicken Zoodles

Saturday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Crumbled feta (need 2oz)
  • Chicken thighs (2 large packages on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Zucchinis (2 medium)
  • English cucumber (1)
  • Seedless watermelon (on sale $3.98 each)
  • Onions (4)
  • Potato (1 medium) or use sweet potato from home
  • Portabello mushrooms (8oz)
  • Garlic cloves (1 bag pre-peeled)
  • Cauliflower rice (2 bags)
  • Limes (4)
  • Roasted Cashews (½ cup )

Need but have at home

Honey, gochujang, coconut aminos, sesame oil, minced ginger, sesame seeds, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, chicken broth (4 cups), wild rice (1 cup), coconut milk, ghee, fresh basil, cashew butter, soy sauce, hot chili sauce, honey, red onion (1)

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Week starting June 13, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Wednesday

Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup with leftover grilled chicken wings

Thursday

Chipotle Turkey Meatballs in lettuce wraps with baked sweet potatoes

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Friday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe stuffed sweet potatoes with green salad

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Saturday

Grilled chicken breasts with broccoli rice

Sunday

Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts on cauliflower rice

Monday

Chipotle Chicken and Green Beans with sliced tomatoes

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Tuesday

Honey Dijon Chicken with green salad

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef (2lbs; cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Chicken breasts (1 large package; on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (1 large package, 3lbs or more; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Ground turkey (1lb; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Kale (1 bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Romaine (2 heads)
  • Green beans (1lb)
  • Grape tomatoes (on sale 2 pints/$3)
  • Roma or vine-ripe tomatoes (2-4)
  • Cucumbers (2)
  • Zucchini (4 medium; on sale $.98/lb)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Onions (4)
  • Sweet potatoes (6-8)
  • Limes (2)
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened apple sauce (get from Trader Joe’s)
  • Tomato sauce (2 15-oz cans)
  • Walnuts (need ½ cup; on sale $4.99/lb)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, garlic cloves, chicken broth (1 carton), salt, black pepper, fresh dill, lemons, chipotle powder, dijon mustard, dried cilantro, parmesan cheese, sour cream, cumin, cayenne pepper, avocado oil, smoke paprika, paprika, apple cider vinegar, molasses, yellow mustard, frozen broccoli rice, chili powder, frozen cauliflower rice, turmeric, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger root, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, green onions

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Week starting June 6, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Wednesday

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch. Bought a full head of Romaine instead of hearts. Saved big green leaves for lettuce wraps and chopped up rest. Since the chicken thighs were large didn’t use all eight. Assembled salads in individuals bowls. Fresh and flavorful for summer.

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Thursday

Instant Pot Ground Pork Vindaloo with Potatoes over brown basmati rice with leftover broccoli slaw. Cooked brown basmati rice in Instant Pot first then wiped down and cooked vindaloo. Used twice as many potatoes as recipe because had some I needed to use up. Topped with some Greek yogurt, fresh tomato and a smidge of chopped red onion to cool it down … and some jalapeno just because. Will make again.

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Friday

Chicken Tandoori over cauliflower rice and French Grated Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Saturday

Grilled Chicken Wings with Shishito Peppers and Herbs

Sunday

Grilled chicken breasts and salad. May make Chicken Salad with Lemon & Dill.

Monday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground pork (1lb)
  • Chicken thighs (2 large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (1 large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken wings (3lbs)
  • Carrots (1lb)
  • Romaine (2 heads)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Red bell peppers (2)
  • Jalapenos (10)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Fresno chiles (4)
  • Avocados (4; on sale for 2/$1)
  • Shallot (1 large)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Ginger root
  • Lemons (4)
  • Limes (6)
  • Bananas (snack)
  • Red seedless grapes (snack; on sale $.98/lb)
  • Shishito peppers (1 bag)
  • Fresh dill
  • Frozen cauliflower rice (1 bag)
  • Plain yogurt (need ½ cup + 2 tbsp)
  • Bagged salads (two bags; on sale 2/$5)
  • Black mustard seeds (get in bulk section, need ½ tsp)
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin seeds (¼ cup)

Need but have at home

Vegetable oil, cumin seeds, onion (1), garlic, ginger, paprika, salt, coriander, black pepper, cayenne, vinegar, water, small gold potatoes, ½ red onion, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, mayo, butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, radishes, cherry tomatoes, basmati rice

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Week starting May 10, 2018

Pictures are taken right before we eat, so they’re not pretty but real life.

Thursday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes

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Friday

Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde. Use half of package of chicken breasts.

Saturday

Grilled chicken breasts (using rest of package) and slaw

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Rump roast (4 lbs; on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (1 large package; on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Tomatillos (1lb)
  • Cilantro (1 or 2 bunches)
  • Radishes (1 bunch)
  • Poblano chiles (2)
  • Jalapenos (20)
  • Avocados (3)
  • Granny Smith apple (1)
  • Oranges (2)
  • Limes (3)
  • Sweet potatoes (2lbs; on sale 2lbs/$1)
  • Onions (4)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Shredded slaw (1 bag)
  • Sour cream (1 small)
  • Hominy (3 cans)
  • Beef broth (1 carton)
  • Chicken stock (1 carton)

Need but have at home

Salt, pepper, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, avocado oil, cumin
seeds, turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder, fresh dill, water, oregano