October 14, 2018

Our little girl is due in about a month, and this week I added a few extra items to stock up our freezer for those first few days back at home with her.

The Gist

Breakfast: Oatmeal with fruit*

Lunch: Salads with shredded chicken, dried cranberries, wild rice, and apple cider vinaigrette**

Snacks: Cheddar bunnies, fruit, frozen yogurt bark***

Dinner: Shepherd’s pie****, breakfast tacos*****

The List

  • Raspberries
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Arugula
  • Yellow onion (2 small)
  • Carrots (4-5 large)
  • Potatoes (2 lbs)
  • Bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow)
  • JalapeƱos (2 small)
  • Limes (2)
  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Greek yogurt (2 cups)
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
  • Ground beef (1 1/4 lb)
  • Chorizo (2 links)
  • Annie’s cheddar bunnies (on sale 2 for $4 at WF!!)
  • Frozen peas
  • Dried cranberries
  • Beef stock
  • Corn tortillas
  • Frozen Trader Joe’s pizza
    • Total: $82.72 from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods

The Details

Sunday night: Shepherd’s pie

Monday night: Breakfast tacos

Tuesday night: Networking event for my husband’s company – dinner out!

Wednesday night: Breakfast tacos

Thursday night: Frozen pizza

*I’ve gotten really into oatmeal for breakfast the past few weeks. I didn’t know you could do this before, but you can cook an egg into the oatmeal which makes it extra creamy and adds protein. I’ve been using a variation of this recipe, and adding fruit and nuts to it. Keeps me full for hours!

**Pretty basic salad here – I cooked and shredded some chicken, then add it to some arugula with dried cranberries and wild rice, and top it off with a basic apple cider vinaigrette.

***Frozen yogurt bark is one of my new all-time favorite things ever. Easy to make, delicious snack! I used raspberries and pecans and chocolate chips I had in the freezer to top it off.

****I’m making this shepherd’s pie to have in the freezer for when the baby comes, and making a little extra for dinner one night this week.

*****No real recipe for these – just scrambling eggs with jalapeƱo, bell pepper, a few cooked potatoes, and cheese!