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Week starting May 1, 2019

Wednesday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat (using ground turkey) stuffed baked sweet potatoes and salad

Thursday

Egg Salad sandwiches (Megan gone)

Friday

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (use two serrano peppers) with brown basmati rice

Saturday

Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice  

Sunday

Leftovers

Monday

Pad Thai Casserole

Tuesday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground chicken (1 lb)
  • Chicken breasts (2 large packages; on sale $1.77/lb)
  • Ground turkey (2lbs; on sale $1.99/lb for 85%)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Celery (1 head; check status of that in fridge)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Yellow bell pepper (1) – or green if much more expensive
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Spaghetti squash (1)
  • Onions (4; also check fridge to see how many we have)
  • Sweet potatoes (4; also check fridge to see how many we have)
  • Eggs
  • Cauliflower rice (2 bags; frozen)
  • Frozen mixed vegetables (1 bag)
  • Lime juice (little squeeze bottle)
  • Coconut cream (1 can; or check to see if we have at home)
  • Tomato sauce (salt free; 2 15-oz cans)
  • Cashews (need ⅓ cup; only if on sale or cashew pieces; roasted unsalted)

Need but have at home

Garlic cloves, ginger, tomato paste (tube; need 2 tbsp), coriander powder, garam masala, salt, paprika, Kashmiri chili powder, cumin, turmeric, cardamom, cayenne, fenugreek leaves, avocado oil, smoked paprika, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, molasses, yellow mustard, canola oil, eggs, soy sauce, sesame oil, mayo, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, bread, sunflower butter, water, honey, coconut aminos, fish sauce, ghee, sriracha, red pepper flakes

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Week starting April 9, 2019

Tuesday

Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice (throw chicken breasts into slow cooker & shred)

Wednesday

Leftovers

Thursday

Citrus Chicken Tagine

Friday

Burger patties with Asparagus Salad with Almonds & Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette

Saturday

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono) with salad

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef for burgers 85/15 (large package; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Bone-in chicken thighs (large package)
  • Chicken breasts (2 large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Jalapenos (10)
  • Apples (snacks; 10, on sale $.98/lb)
  • Pears (snacks; 6, on sale $.98/lb)
  • Asparagus (1½ lbs)
  • Spanish onion (1)
  • Lemons (3)
  • Eggs
  • Chicken stock (low sodium; 4 quarts)
  • Ground cumin (from bulk spice section)
  • Dried apricots (from bulk section; need ½ cup)

Trader Joe’s shopping list

  • Cauliflower rice (need 4 cups; 2 bags of frozen)
  • Mint
  • Cara Cara oranges (2)
  • Sliced almonds (need ¾ cup)
  • Meyer lemon (1)
  • Green olives
  • Harissa
  • Orzo
  • Couscous
  • Whole canned tomatoes (large can)

Need but have at home

Rice wine vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime (1), sesame oil, fresh ginger (tube), garlic, sesame seeds, salt, smoked paprika, turmeric, ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, cayenne, canola oil, pepper, chicken stock, frozen mixed peas & carrots

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Week starting Feb. 19, 2019

Tuesday

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Wednesday

Beef Barbacoa (Instant Pot or slow cooker) with rice or lettuce wraps

Thursday

Pad Thai Casserole

Friday

Braised Pork Butt with Cabbage, Sausage and Mustard

Saturday

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Lentil Soup

Sunday

Freezer Fix Shepherd’s Pie (using leftover pork)

Monday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Hot italian sausage (4 links; i prefer hot. recipe calls for sweet…could also do andouille)
  • Rump roast (3lbs; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Pork shoulder (need 3-4lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Carrots (1 bag, if we don’t have any)
  • Escarole (need 2 cups)
  • Green cabbage (1 head)
  • Jalapenos (12)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Yellow bell pepper (1)
  • Orange bell pepper (1)
  • Yellow onions (2)
  • White onion (1)
  • Roma tomatoes (4)
  • Limes (4)
  • Eggs (if we don’t have any)
  • Caraway seeds (from bulk spice section; need 1 tbsp)
  • Navy beans, no sodium (2 cans)
  • Pumpkin puree (1 can)
  • Vegetable bouillon paste (or look at the base in cabinet)
  • Diced tomatoes (28 oz can, if we don’t have one)
  • Cashew pieces, roasted unsalted (need ⅓ cup / optional for topping Pad Thai casserole)
  • Green lentils (1 cup)
  • Rice

Trader Joe’s shopping list

  • Apple cider vinegar (if we don’t have it)
  • Ground turkey (3lbs)
  • Baby spinach (1 bag? Need 4 cups)
  • Greek yogurt (if we need more)
  • Marble potatoes (need 2 cups)
  • White wine
  • White wine vinegar (if we don’t have it)
  • Prepared horseradish (if we don’t have it)
  • Frozen peas & carrots (16oz bag)
  • Grated Parmesan (if we don’t have it)
  • Frozen mashed potatoes or make the rest of the Russets
  • Chicken broth, low sodium (1 carton)
  • Chicken stock, low sodium (4 cartons; whichever we want for barbacoa)
  • Marinated artichokes (1 jar)
  • Sundried tomatoes in oil (1 jar)
  • Fresh oregano

Need but have at home

Avocado oil, onions (3), garlic cloves, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, chipotle powder, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, cloves, spaghetti squash (1), sunflower butter, water, honey, coconut aminos, sriracha, sesame oil, fish sauce, fresh ginger, ghee, eggs (3), chili powder, cocoa powder (on top shelf), ground cinnamon, salt, pepper, cayenne, fresh rosemary, dijon mustard, unsalted butter, dried sage, dried thyme, flour, lemon

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Week starting Feb. 11, 2019

Monday

Chicken Tetrazzini with Zucchini Noodles (use cooked chicken from Sunday)

Tuesday

Saucy Peanut Chicken (may not use all 4 chicken breasts bc they’re huge) with basmati or cauliflower rice

Wednesday

Instant Pot Easy Aloo Baingan Masala (Indian Potatoes and Eggplant) use frozen onion masala or make more

Thursday

Cumin-Rubbed Steak with Cucumber Salad with Mashed Chipotle Cheddar Sweet Potatoes

Friday

Blackened Tilapia, pinto beans and salad

Saturday

Mexican Baked Spaghetti Squash with ground turkey (may season turkey with taco/Mexican seasoning from cabinet)

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Cheddar cheese (need 4oz for potatoes and 1 cup for Mexican bake)
  • Boneless New York Steaks (on sale $6.99/lb)
  • Ground turkey (1lb; cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Radishes (2 bunches)
  • Broccoli florets (equivalent of 1 head)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Bell peppers (3)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Cucumbers (2)
  • Eggplant (1 large)
  • Spaghetti squash (1 big; may be cheaper at Trader Joe’s_
  • Zucchinis (4; check to see if 2 in fridge still good)
  • For onion masala: Roma tomatoes (2lbs) or use 2 (14.5oz) cans of diced tomatoes (use cheaper option; check cabinet for cans)
  • Red onion (2; or just 1 if we already have 1 in fridge)
  • For onion masala: Yellow onions (2lbs; approx 6)
  • Onion (1)
  • Sweet potatoes (3lbs)
  • Limes (4)
  • Lime juice squeeze bottle
  • Hungarian Hot Paprika refill (Savory Spice)
  • Granulated Garlic refill (Savory Spice)
  • Smoked paprika refill (Savory Spice)
  • Mushrooms (1 container of the pre-sliced mini bellas or 1 bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Half & half (need a cup)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Frozen green peas (1 bag)
  • Frozen corn (1 bag; or check freezer)
  • Off brand rotel (Salt free or low sodium; check cabinet)
  • Black beans (1 can; low or no sodium)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo (1 can; or check cabinet to see if we have it)
  • Red curry paste (check to see if we have in fridge; may be cheaper at Trader Joe’s)
  • Chicken broth low sodium (2 cartons)
  • Cumin seeds (check to see if we have enough; if not bulk spice section at Sprouts)
  • Almond meal (need 1 cup; from bulk section)
  • Basmati rice or cauliflower rice

Need but have at home

Cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, white vinegar, sugar, unsalted butter, dried oregano, dried parsley, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, garlic cloves, thyme, coconut flour, chicken breasts, soy sauce, coconut oil, sesame seeds, peanuts, natural peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, ginger, water, cumin seeds, garam masala, paprika, light brown sugar, cayenne, tilapia fillets, pinto beans, crunchy salad, coriander, turmeric, chili powder

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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