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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 March 19, 2018

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

Monday

Detox Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup

Tuesday

Curried Tomato Soup (may double recipe)

Wednesday

Mulligatawny Soup. All time fav.

Thursday

Baingan ka Bharta (Indian Eggplant). Top with cilantro and an egg.

Friday

Turnip and Potato Soup

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken thighs (2lbs; on sale $1.88/lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Serrano peppers (6)
  • Apple (1)
  • Eggplants (2 large)
  • Shallots (4)
  • Yellow Onions (3)
  • White onion (1)
  • Sweet potato (2)
  • Russet potatoes (bag; need 1.5lbs)
  • Tomatoes (3 medium; on sale $.77/lb)
  • Roma tomatoes (7-14)
  • Lemons (3)
  • Eggs (18)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Coconut milk (1 can)
  • Chopped almonds (½ cup; on sale 25% off)
  • Basmati rice (2 cups)

Need but have at home

Coconut oil, fresh ginger, garlic cloves (13), turmeric, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, vegetable stock, almond butter, lime, ghee, onion (1), chicken broth, dried thyme, bay leaves, nutmeg, cumin seeds, avocado oil, coriander powder, garam masala, paprika, ghee, carrots (2), curry powder, ground ginger

 

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Week starting March 5, 2018

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

Monday

Instant Pot Indian Chicken Curry on basmati rice with side salad.

Tuesday

Vietnamese Cabbage & Chicken Salad

Wednesday

Instant Pot Aloo Baignan Masala

Thursday

Beef Tinaktak on cauliflower rice with side salad.

Friday

Poulet Au Vinaigre (skinless chicken thighs with shallots in red wine vinegar).

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef (1lb; grass fed on sale for $3.99/lb) or Ground turkey (cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.49/lb)
  • Green beans (1½ lbs; on sale $.68/lb)
  • Green cabbage (1 small head)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Jalapenos (20)
  • Fresno pepper (red jalapeno, 2)
  • Eggplant (1 medium, 1 ½ lbs; on sale $.68 each)
  • Yellow onions (many)
  • Shallots (3 large)
  • Gold potatoes (2-3 medium, 1½ lbs)
  • Grape tomatoes (2 dry pints; on sale $.98/each)
  • Mint (may be cheaper at Trader Joe’s or Super Cao Nguyen)
  • Sour cream (only need 2 tbsp; we’d prob use plain Greek yogurt more)
  • Limes (4)
  • Coconut milk (1 can; cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Fire roasted diced tomatoes (1 14-oz can)
  • Basmati rice (may be cheaper in bulk section?)
  • Avocado oil (1 bottle; cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Dry white wine (Megan to get some chard)

Need but have at home

Cilantro, chicken thighs, salt, garam masala, onion masala, water, cumin seeds, oil, ghee, pepper, paprika, turmeric, cayenne, coconut aminos, ground ginger, granulated garlic, chicken breasts (in freezer), garlic cloves, fish sauce, white pepper, coconut palm sugar, apple cider vinegar, carrots, bag of frozen cauliflower rice, red wine vinegar, chicken broth, honey, tomato paste, butter

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Week starting Dec. 10, 2017

Sunday

Instant Pot Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup topped with leftover pulled pork. Use plenty of broccoli. This soup is simple and comforting.

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Monday

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Holy hell, it’s good. It’s a crowd-pleaser and makes a ton of food. Used more celery and carrots than it called for. Perfect for holidays. Dessert: Instant Pot Peppermint Rice Pudding.

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Tuesday

Put into marinade Monday at lunch. Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. High on Ryan’s list of favorites … and Leftover Broccoli Soup.

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Wednesday

Leftover Chicken and Wild Rice.

Thursday

Lentil and Turnip Soup with Lemon or Turnip and Potato Soup. Have ingredients for both.

Friday

Travel

Saturday

Leftover Turnip Soup

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken thighs (large package, need 3+ lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Broccoli florets (1½ lbs)
  • Leeks (3)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Onions (3)
  • Shallots (2)
  • Potatoes (big bag of russet)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Portabello mushrooms (8oz)
  • Whole milk (24 oz)
  • Chicken broth (3 cartons, low sodium)
  • Coconut milk (2 cans)
  • Peppermint extract
  • Candy canes
  • Wild rice (1 cup from bulk section)
  • Basmati rice (½ cup from bulk section)

Need but have at home

Ghee, ghost pepper curry powder, salt,pepper, apple (1), water, sugar, carrots, garlic, fresh thyme, fresh sage, crushed red pepper flakes, olive oil, turnips (4), bay leaves (2), red lentils (1 cup), lemons (2), nutmeg

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Week starting Sept. 13, 2017

Wednesday

Mole Verde Roasted Chicken (used a rotisserie chicken) with Mexican Rice. Used three jalapenos for sauce and blended with immersion blender (in the pot) because I don’t have a blender; took a while to do it. Used long grain rice for Mexican rice (had to cook it a bit longer & add more broth; also added 1/4 tsp cayenne). This was bright and vibrant. Will definitely make again. Much tastier than it looks.

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Thursday

Leftovers

Friday

Chicken Parmesan using leftover sauce (dressed up Trader Joe’s salt-free marinara with fresh herbs, spices and frozen broccoli & mushrooms)

Saturday

Chipotle Mushroom Sloppy Joes

Sunday

Jerk Rubbed Chicken Thighs with Homemade Mango-Habanero Hot Sauce and simple arugula salad.

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Monday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes. Random combination but delicious match. Often use sweet potatoes instead.

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Tuesday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani. One of my favorite go-to easy meals.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Rump roast (4lbs-ish; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Rotisserie chicken (cheaper & fresher from Sam’s; $4.98 vs $6.98 at Sprouts)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; need 4 lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Cilantro (3 bunches)
  • Flat-leaf parsley (1-2 bunches)
  • Purple cabbage (1 small head)
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes (2 lbs)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Onion (1)
  • Tomatillos (8)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Granny Smith apple (1)
  • Mangoes (2 ripe)
  • Orange (1)
  • Limes (2)
  • Lemon (1)
  • Arugula
  • Mushrooms (1lb;  button or crimini)
  • Fresh dill
  • Eggs
  • Black pepper
  • Panko bread crumbs (1 box)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Tomato sauce (1-8oz can)
  • Beer (1 bottle of lager)
  • Walnuts (1 cup chopped; buy only what’s needed in bulk section at Sprouts)
  • Raw pumpkin seeds (½ cup; buy only what’s needed in bulk section at Sprouts)
  • White rice (2 cups; cheaper to buy in bulk section from Sprouts)
  • Hamburger buns

Need but have at home

Salt, olive oil, beef broth, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), garlic clove (18), fresh ginger, avocado oil, cumin seeds, turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder, onions (4), tomato paste (1-5.5oz can), Worchestershire sauce, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (1 can), chili powder, mayo, dried thyme, bay leaf (2), ghee, all-purpose flour, eggs, panko bread crumbs, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil, coriander, ground ginger, light brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, white wine vinegar, dried lentils, water

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Week starting Aug. 13, 2017

Sunday

Thai Chicken Burrito Bowl with Coconut Cauliflower Rice and Pineapple Guacamole. Doubled the cucumber salad part. Tasty. Nice departure from the norm.

Monday

Leftovers

Tuesday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat stuffed baked sweet potatoes. So simple and one of my absolute favorite meals.

Wednesday

Honey Dijon Chicken and Crispy Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Thursday

Green Curry Chicken

Friday

Summer Vegetable Soup

Saturday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Boneless Chicken thighs (2 large packages)
  • Ground beef (2lbs; picked up 94/6 from Trader Joe’s for $4.99/lb)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Cauliflower (2 heads)
  • Sweet potatoes (6)
  • Onions (4)
  • Zucchini (4 small)
  • Summer squash (2 small)
  • Eggplant (1 small/medium)
  • Brussels sprouts (1½ to 2 lbs-ish)
  • Green beans (½ to 1 cup)
  • English cucumber (1)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Avocados (2)
  • Orange bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Pineapple (1)
  • Limes (4)
  • Bone broth (2 quarts)
  • Red curry paste
  • Frozen corn (1 bag; picked up at Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Coco aminos, olive oil, coconut milk (2 cans), peanut butter, fish sauce, red onion (1), mayo, salt, pepper, avocado oil, garlic cloves (14), cumin, smoked paprika, paprika, cayenne, salt free tomato sauce (2-15oz cans), apple cider vinegar, molasses, yellow mustard, turmeric, dijon mustard, honey, coconut oil, green curry paste, coconut palm sugar, fresh basil

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Week starting July 19, 2017

Wednesday

Slow Baked Chili Salmon with leftover Persian Salad. Been very pleased with flavor and simplicity of other The Endless Meal recipes. This salmon may be the best I’ve ever eaten, and that’s not hyperbole. Used it the next few days on toasted bagels with cream cheese, capers and red onion. If you don’t have a toaster, pop  bagel in the oven at 350 for 4 minutes.

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Thursday

Put into marinade Wednesday night. Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. Put into marinade night before cooking. High on Ryan’s list of favorites. Serve with wasabi finishing sauce from Savory Spice.  I doubled chicken recipe–eight thighs (one large package from Sprouts)and double the marinade.

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Friday

Leftovers

Saturday

Pad Thai Casserole. New recipe to try. Used jalapenos because store was out of Fresno chiles. Great substitute for pad thai. Fun dish. Took some time.

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Sunday

Spicy Mexican-Style Chicken Salad in corn tortillas with fresh cherry tomatoes. Well this was delicious and simple. First, cooked shredded chicken in Instant Pot (one large package of chicken breasts from Sprouts cut in half, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 salt, 1/4 cup water) on Poultry setting and added time until it read 20 minutes. Then finished chicken salad recipe; added 1/4 cayenne to sauce and used two jalapenos instead of one.

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Monday

Grilled Chicken Breasts and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken breasts (1 or 2 large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Ground chicken (1lb)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Kale (2 bunches or bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Spaghetti Squash (1)
  • Cauliflower (1 large head)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Yellow bell pepper (1)
  • Fresno peppers (2)
  • Fresh dill
  • Limes (4)
  • Lemons (4)
  • Sunflower seed butter (1 jar; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Cashews (need ⅓ cup; get only what is needed from bulk section)

Sam’s

Salmon (large fillet; $8.99/lb; I like to get it from Sam’s because the skin is already removed.)

Need but have at home

Honey, gochujang (can get at most stores), coconut aminos, sesame oil, fresh ginger, garlic cloves (7), sesame seeds, romaine lettuce, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, olive oil, sriracha, fish sauce, ghee, red pepper flakes, eggs (7), ham (in freezer), cumin, onions (2), jalapeno (1), mayo, paprika

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Week starting June 19, 2017

Monday

Grilled BBQ chicken breasts (coat in homemade BBQ rub then brush with BBQ sauce) and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Sauce and Asian Salad. Perfect plate.

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Wednesday

Burgers with Dill Butternut Squash Fries and sliced tomatoes

Thursday

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos in corn tortillas with Habanero Salsa (may do a little extra habanero). This salsa is ideal for a spice lover. I added in 2 jalapenos as well and used only 6 tomatoes.

Friday

Ground Turkey Brussels Sprouts Skillet (may use beef)

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Turkey (if not using beef on Friday)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Onion (3)
  • Brussels sprouts (½ lb)
  • Butternut squash (1)
  • Tomatoes (6)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Limes (4)
  • Avocado (1)

Need but have at home

Chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, sweet potatoes (4), brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, cumin, garlic cloves (11), Lime (1), olive oil, celery, red onions, sesame seeds, almonds (¼ cup), sesame oil, lemons (2), honey, coconut aminos, ginger, coconut oil, dill, tomatoes, smoked paprika, habanero pepper (1), bell pepper (1)

Trader Joe’s

Avocados (2), red pepper (1), red onion (1), cilantro, jalapenos

Sam’s

Salmon fillet (large; cut into portions), tilapia, hamburger patties (sale)

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Week starting June 12, 2017

Monday

Healthy Hamburger Helper. Used ground  turkey and eliminate coconut flour. Use 3 sweet potatoes instead of 2. Go-to meal.

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Tuesday

White Chicken Chili

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Wednesday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat stuffed baked sweet potatoes

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Thursday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Friday

Quinoa topped with Saag.Used just a little spinach, a large bunch of mustard greens and a 1 lb bag of collard greens. This meal was amazing. Filling without being a gut bomb. Topped saag with a tiny bit Greek yogurt and ghost pepper salt.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef (2lbs)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; need 2 lbs for chli; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Ground turkey (1lb; on sale $4.99/lb)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Kale (2 bunches)
  • Mustard greens (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Sweet potatoes (7)
  • Onion (5)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Collard greens (1 bag)
  • Tomato sauce salt free (2 cans)
  • Cannellini beans (1 can)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton; check house)
  • Lemons (2)

Need but have at home

Coconut oil, garlic cloves (24), avocado oil, cumin, paprika, salt, cayenne, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, molasses, mustard, coriander, oregano, frozen corn (1 bag), dill, crushed red pepper, olive oil,  ham (in freezer), eggs

Trader Joe’s

Peeled garlic cloves, check price of turkey/beef

Savory Spice

Smoked paprika refill