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The Weekly Spread: A Dietitian's Meal Plan + money saving tips

The temperatures are rising and so are food prices! Click the following link to get helpful tips for saving money on groceries: Shop Smart | MyPlate.

My 3 favorite tips are:

  1. Only buy fresh produce that is on "sale" or at a good price. This will change every week depending on seasonality and availability. Learn what a good price for produce is, and only buy things when they are a good price.

  2. Only buy what you need. Make a list and stick to it. Don't buy extra chips, soda, candy, ice cream or other things you don't need. Not only are they unhealthy, but they are also expensive!

  3. Shop by unit price. See this link for more details.

Here's my menu for the week:

Sunday: Split pea soup + homemade whole wheat bread + salad from my garden

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Monday: Baked eggs with frozen broccoli (my 10 year old is cooking) + homemade whole wheat bread

Tuesday: Cooking Class!! Lentil Tacos + canned corn + tortillas + cheese + strawberries

Wednesday: Lasagna (my 11 year old is cooking) + fresh salad from the garden + whatever fruit is a good price at the store

Thursday: An instant pot meal from my freezer (probably red lentil soup) + naan bread I bought on clearance and froze

Friday: Food from Malawi (cornmeal mush + cooked greens) + baked beans + applesauce

(we try to learn about new culture every month as a family, this month we are learning about Malawi)

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Saturday: Fondue night + frozen cauliflower, cut carrots, frozen brussel sprouts + bread + apples

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