The Weekly Spread: a Dietitian's Meal Plan....it starts with what's in your fridge!
What is in your fridge? It can be a scary question....but it's one I ask myself every week before meal planning. This is an unedited photo of my fridge today. Every week, when I plan my menu, I like to scan the fridge, pantry, freezer and garden before I choose what to make. It saves money + reduces waste!
This week I need to use:
from the fridge: mushrooms, a jar of tomatoes, homemade pickles, cottage cheese, eggs, zucchini, leftover pesto sauce, cream
from the freezer: cabbage and roasted bell peppers from last year, pepperonis, naan bread and pizza crust that I bought on discount and froze (did you know that you can freeze bread, it's a lifesaver!)
from the garden: leeks, lettuce, cucumbers, melons, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots
from the pantry: last year's applesauce
This week's menu:
Monday: applesauce baked oatmeal, mushroom egg muffin cups....Novembers cooking class recipes (coming to the website soon!)
Tuesday: COOKING CLASS! Black bean soup and cornbread with honeydew melon
Wednesday: Cooking class for the childcare families! We don't like to eat the same thing 2 nights in a row, so I'm making some cottage cheese pancakes and tomato soup before class starts. (I will freeze the soup for another night and eat the cornbread with soup on Thursday)
Thursday: cabbage, leek and potato soup with sour cream and fruit from the garden
Friday: pizza with pesto sauce, zucchini, pepperoni, and fruit from the garden
Saturday: hummus, tzatiki, naan bread, garden lettuce and tomatoes
Sunday: roasted red pepper pasta w/green salad + applesauce
What are you going to make from the things lurking in your fridge/freezer/pantry?