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The Weekly Spread: a Dietitian's Meal 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?

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